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Dusk of Dawn: An Essay Toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept (Black Classics of Social Science) Paperback – January 1, 1983

ISBN-13: 978-0878559176 ISBN-10: 0878559175 Edition: Reprint

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Product Details

  • Series: Black Classics of Social Science
  • Paperback: 355 pages
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers; Reprint edition (January 1, 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0878559175
  • ISBN-13: 978-0878559176
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #426,376 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"DuBois has done well for his own future standing in the light of history and for the correct interpretation of his people and their problem by writing this noteworthy book."

—Saturday Review

"DuBois describes in a mood of mounting intensity, sternly held in check, his own changing attitudes towards the restricting bars set up against the world of color. The story of DuBois' life, devoted to a program of action against these restrictions, presents an unforgettable picture of the changing life of our time."

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About the Author

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) was the cofounder of the NAACP. He was educated at the University of Berlin and Harvard University, and he was the first African American to receive a PhD from Harvard. He taught at Wilberforce University in Ohio, the University of Pennsylvania, and Clark Atlanta University (where he established the department of social work). He is the author of numerous writings, including Worlds of Color; Africa in Battle against Colonialism, Racialism, Imperialism; and In Battle for Peace.

Irene Diggs is professor of sociology and anthopology, Morgan State University. She was formerly research assistant and secretary to W.E.B. DuBois.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Scott Siegling on June 23, 2013
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Well, this was W.E.B. DuBois' third autobiography which he wrote late. History is encapsulated by name-dropping famous politicians and intellectuals he meets, but he doesn't waste space explaining things -- you need to know your way around the 19th and 20th century historically to understand the import of what he's saying.

The full title says it all: "An Essay Toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept". His narrative is smart, and rhetorically nearly impeccable. I recommend this book to anyone, and wish it were better known.
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