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The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Du Bois, William Edward Burghardt

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DU BOIS, William Edward Burghardt, American educator: b. Great Barrington, Mass., 23 Feb. 1868, of negro descent. He was graduated at Fisk University 1888 and at Harvard 1890, subsequently studying at the University of Berlin. He has been a Fellow of Harvard, assistant in sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, professor of economics and history in Atlanta University, and since 1910 editor of The Crisis Magazine, New York. He has published ‘The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States, 1638-1870’ (1896); ‘The Philadelphia Negro’ (1899); ‘Souls of Black Folk’ (1903); ‘John Brown’ (1909); ‘Quest of the Silver Fleece’ (1911); ‘The Negro’ (1915); editor of the Atlanta University ‘Studies of the Negro Problem’ (15 monographs, 1896-1915).