The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois

The Souls of Black Folk

W.E.B. Du Bois with Monica W. Elbert (Contributor), Donald B. Gibson (Contributor)

288 pages first pub 1903 (editions)

nonfiction classics history race sociology challenging informative reflective slow-paced


This landmark book is a founding work in the literature of black protest. W. E. B. Du Bois (1868–1963) played a key role in developing the strategy and program that dominated early 20th-century black protest in America. In this collection of essay...

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reflective 83%
informative 82%
challenging 71%
emotional 36%
sad 31%
dark 21%
inspiring 21%
hopeful 19%
tense 16%
mysterious 1%


slow 59%
medium 37%
fast 3%

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