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Du Bois The Souls Of Black Folk

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"The Souls of Black Folk" by Du Bois is a collection of formal essays— constituting the chapters —in which there is an introductory poem or song that helps to present the tone and the argument discussed therein. The novel is set in southern states, such as Georgia during the 20th century, right after the American Civil War, and tells the stories of African-Americans, as evidenced by the title. The seventh chapter focuses on the state of Georgia where there is the greatest concentration of black people, and therefore, is “the center of the Negro problem.” "At Albany, in the heart of the Black Belt, we stop. Two hundred miles south of Atlanta, two hundred miles west of the Atlantic, and one hundred miles north of the Great Gulf lies Dougherty County, with ten thousand Negroes and two thousand whites." …show more content…

A journey in which he highlights the inequalities and the seemingly unbridgeable gap that separates whites from blacks. Du Bois uses the symbolism of the "veil" to describe the barrier between white people and black people, and the "veiled but hot anger" snaking through the hearts of these last. The symbolism of the veil also serves as the glue between all chapters. "We did buy seven hundred acres across up yonder, and paid for it; but they cheated us out of it. Sells was the owner."...Then the sheriff came and took my mule and corn and furniture—" "Furniture? But furniture is exempt from seizure by law." "Well, he took it just the same," said the hard-faced

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