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The Resource Du Bois and his rivals, Raymond Wolters

Du Bois and his rivals, Raymond Wolters

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Du Bois and his rivals
Title
Du Bois and his rivals
Statement of responsibility
Raymond Wolters
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "W. E.B. Du Bois was the preeminent black scholar of his era. He was also a principal founder and for twenty-eight years an executive officer of the nation's most effective civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Even though Du Bois was best known for his lifelong stance against racial oppression, he represented much more. He condemned the racism of the white world but also criticized African Americans for mistakes of their own. He opposed segregation but had reservations about integration. Today he would be known as a pluralist." "In Du Bois and His Rivals, Raymond Wolters provides a distinctive biography of this great pioneer of the American civil rights movement. Readers are able to follow the outline of Du Bois's life, but the book's main emphasis is on discrete scenes in his life, especially the controversies that pitted Du Bois against his principal black rivals. He challenged Booker T. Washington because he could not abide Washington's conciliatory approach toward powerful whites. At the same time, Du Bois's pluralism led him to oppose the leading separatists and integrationists of his day. He berated Marcus Garvey for giving up on America and urging blacks to pursue a separate destiny. He also rejected Walter White's insistence that integration was the best way to promote the advancement of black people."--Jacket
  • "W. E. B. Du Bois was the preeminent black scholar of his era. He was also a principal founder and for twenty-eight years an executive officer of the nation{u2019}s most effective civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Even though Du Bois was best known for his lifelong stance against racial oppression, he represented much more. He condemned the racism of the white world but also criticized African Americans for mistakes of their own. He opposed segregation but had reservations about integration. Today he would be known as a pluralist. In Du Bois and His Rivals, Raymond Wolters provides a distinctive biography of this great pioneer of the American civil rights movement. Readers are able to follow the outline of Du Bois{u2019}s life, but the book{u2019}s main emphasis is on discrete scenes in his life, especially the controversies that pitted Du Bois against his principal black rivals. He challenged Booker T. Washington because he could not abide Washington{u2019}s conciliatory approach toward powerful whites. At the same time, Du Bois{u2019}s pluralism led him to oppose the leading separatists and integrationists of his day. He berated Marcus Garvey for giving up on America and urging blacks to pursue a separate destiny. He also rejected Walter White{u2019}s insistence that integration was the best way to promote the advancement of black people. Du Bois felt that American blacks should be full-fledged Americans, with all the rights of other American citizens. However, he believed that they should also preserve and develop enough racial distinctiveness to enable them to maintain and foster a sense of racial identity, community, and pride. Du Bois and His Rivals shows that Du Bois stood for much more than protest against racial oppression. He was also committed to pluralism, and his pluralism emphasized the importance of traditional standards and of internal cooperation within the black community. Anyone interested in the civil rights movement, black history, or the history of the United States during the early twentieth century will find this book valuable."--Publishers website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKM
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1938-
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Wolters, Raymond
Dewey number
305.8960730092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.D73
LC item number
W65 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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  • Civil rights workers
  • African American intellectuals
  • African American leadership
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Cultural pluralism
  • African American civil rights workers
  • Du Bois, W. E. B.
  • Du Bois, W. E. B.
  • Du Bois, W. E. B.
  • United States
Label
Du Bois and his rivals, Raymond Wolters
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Du Bois -- Du Bois and Booker T. Washington -- Du Bois and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People -- Du Bois and the First World War -- Du Bois and Marcus Garvey -- Du Bois and Walter White -- The final years
Control code
49894937
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 311 pages
Isbn
9780826213853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Du Bois and his rivals, Raymond Wolters
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Du Bois -- Du Bois and Booker T. Washington -- Du Bois and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People -- Du Bois and the First World War -- Du Bois and Marcus Garvey -- Du Bois and Walter White -- The final years
Control code
49894937
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 311 pages
Isbn
9780826213853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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