Three Negro Classics: Up from Slavery, the Souls of Black Folk, the Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (Paperback)

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    UP FROM SLAVERY

    The autobiography of Booker T Washington is a startling portrait ofone of the great Americans of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The illegitimate son of 'a white man and a Negro slave, Washington, a man who struggled for his education, would go on to struggle for the dignity of all his people in a hostile and alien society.

    THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK

    W.E.B. DuBois's classic is a major sociological document and one of the momentous books in the mosaic of American literature. No other work has had greater influence on black thinking, and nowhere is the African-American's unique heritage and his kinship with all men so passionately described.

    THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EX-COLORED MAN

    Originally published anonymously, James Weldon Johnson's penetrating work is a remarkable human account of the life of black Americans in the early twentieth century and a profound interpretation of his feelings towards the white man and towards members of his own race. No other book touches with such understanding and objectivity on the phenomenon once called "passing" in a white society.

    These three narratives, gathered together in Three Negro Classics chronicle the remarkable evolution of African-American consciousness on both a personal and social level. Profound, intelligent, and insightful, they are as relevant today as they have ever been.

    The Autobiography of Booker T. Washington is a startling portrait of one of the great Americans of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The illegitimate son of a white man and a Negro slave, Washington, a man who struggled for his education, would go on to struggle for the dignity of all his people in a hostile and alien society.W.E.B. DuBois's classic is a major sociological document and one of the momentous books in the mosaic of American literature. No other work has had greater influence on black thinking, and nowhere is the African-American's unique heritage and his kinship with all men so passionately described.Originally published anonymously, James Weldon Johnson's penetrating work is a remarkable human accout of the life of black Americans in the early twentieth century and a profound interpretation of his feelings towards the w3hite man and towards members of his own race. No other book touches with such understanding and objectivity on the phenomenon once called "passing" in a white society.These three narratives, gathered together in Three Negro Classics, chronicle the remarkable evolution of African-American consciousness on both a personal and social level. Profound, intelligent, and insightful, they are as relevant today as they have ever been.

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    ISBN 9780380015818
    Genre SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 511
    Publisher Date 1965-02-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Avon Books
    Copyright Year 1965
    Height 6.75 in
    Wdth 4.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.55 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Up from Slavery, the Souls of Black Folk, the Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
    Edition Detail Reissue
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Washington, Booker T.

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