The Quest of the Silver Fleece
W.E.B. Du Bois
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“Herein lie buried many things which if read with patience may show the strange meaning of being black here in the dawning of the Twentieth Century. This meaning is not without interest to you, Gentle Reader; for the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line.” – W.E.B. Du Bois
W.E.B. Du Bois was one of the most influential leaders of black thought in American history. Setting out to show to the reader “the strange meaning of being black here in the dawning of the Twentieth Century,” Du Bois wrote at length about the meaning and importance of emancipation for blacks, as well as its effects. His voice also ably demonstrated views on the role of the leaders of his race.
In addition to his prescient writing, Du Bois attended Harvard, becoming the first black man to earn a doctorate there. He went on to be a professor of history, sociology and economics at Atlanta University, and he also co-founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). His 1903 book The Souls of Black Folk remains one of the most important works about black culture, and his Black Reconstruction in America challenged the prevailing views that blacks did not participate in any meaningful way during Reconstruction.
Though Du Bois is best known for his historical works and social commentaries, he did write a critically acclaimed novel, The Quest of the Silver Fleece, which is reproduced here.
This edition of Du Bois’s The Quest of the Silver Fleece: A Novel is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and over a dozen pictures of Du Bois, his life, and work.
- Category: Historical
- Published:Mar 27, 2012
- Publisher: Charles River Editors
- Seller: Charles River Editors
- Print Length: 244 Pages
- Language: English