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W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 – 1963)

Nationality: American Periods: American: 20th Century

Sociologist, novelist and essayist. One of the founders of the NAACP

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Criticism about W. E. B. Du Bois

Du Bois the Novelist: White Influence, Black Spirit, and The Quest of the Silver Fleece
“The novels of African American W.E.B. Du Bois are examined.”
Contains: Criticism
Author: Maurice Lee
From: African American Review Fall, 1999
The Mirror and the Veil: The Passing Novel and the Quest for American Racial Identity
“The novels of several African American writers, including W.E.B. DuBois and James Weldon Johnson, are examined to reveal what they say about African American…”
Contains: Criticism
Author: John Sheehy
From: African American Review Fall, 1999

Biographical sites about W. E. B. Du Bois

Marcus Garvey and W.E.B. DuBois
This page, created by students at James Madison College as part of a class project, contains biographies, pictures, essays, bibliographies, and links to information on these two men.
Contains: Full Bio, Commentary, Bibliography, Pictures, Webliography
Author: Pamela Abbey, Sol Anderson, Patrick Doyle, and Mark Laidlaw
From: American Culture in the 1920s
W. E. B. DuBois .org
Presents and annotates links to texts written by and about W.E.B. Du Bois. The Internet links point to many of Du Bois’ works of literature, social science, and political activism, as well as to secondary sources, including academic criticism, commentaries, and biographies.
Contains: Extensive Bio, Criticism, Bibliography, Webliography, Works List,
Author: Robert W. Williams
W.E.B. Du Bois
“W.E.B. DuBois was a spokesman for the Negro’s rights at a time when few were listening: he was highly intelligent, but toward the end of his career, he became embittered, a Communist, and finally left the United States and took refuge in Ghana. There shortly before his death, Ralph McGill sought him out for this talk.”
Contains: Interview
Author: Ralph McGill
From: The Atlantic Monthly November 1965

Other sites about W. E. B. Du Bois

Featured Author: W.E.B. DuBois
This feature on W.E.B. DuBois includes links to several reviews of his books, and New York Times articles by and about the author, dating from 1901 to the present.
Contains: Interview, Pictures, Commentary
From: The New York Times 11/5/00
The W.E.B. DuBois Virtual University
“The W.E.B. Du Bois Virtual University is a series of pages detailing various aspects of Du Bois studies. It is my hope that the University will serve as a clearinghouse for information on Du Bois and spur intelligent scholarship and discussion of his life, legacy, and works. Because Du Bois’ life spanned nearly a century, Du Bois studies encompasses much of African American history. The study of Du Bois is therefore instructive to the study of American history as a whole.” The page links to several biographies, conferences, groups of scholars, and online texts, as well as offering bibliographies of criticism and commentary. It also sponsors online classes.
Contains: Full Bio, Webliography, Works Available, Commentary, Bibliography
Author: Jennifer Wager

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