The Souls of Black Folk

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The Souls of Black Folk  (1903) 
by W.E.B. DuBois
The Souls of Black Folk is a classic work of African-American literature by W.E.B. Du Bois. The book, published in 1903, contains several essays on race, some of which had been previously published in Atlantic Monthly magazine. Du Bois drew from his own experiences to develop this groundbreaking work on being African-American in American society. Outside of its notable place in African-American history, The Souls of Black Folk also holds an important place in social science as one of the early works to deal with sociology.— Excerpted from The Souls of Black Folk on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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The title page of the second edition

To Burghardt and Yolande

The Lost and the Found

Herein Is Written[edit]


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1963, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 50 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.