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 The Creation and the Burden of the Negro Church

Curtis J. Evans

in The Burden of Black Religion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328189
eISBN:
9780199870028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328189.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

W. E. B. Bu Bois and other black leaders played a crucial role in the creation of the “Negro Church.” By using the language and tools of the social sciences, black intellectuals and leaders hoped to ... More


Six. Black World, White Nation: Remapping Political Theory

Lawrie Balfour

in Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195377293
eISBN:
9780199893768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377293.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers how the worldly orientation of Du Bois's political thought might inform political theory as it turns toward the global. The central text in this case is an unlikely one. While ... More


The Cost of Liberty: <i>Sacrifice and Survival in Du Bois’s</i> John Brown

Alexander Livingston

in A Political Companion to W. E. B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813174907
eISBN:
9780813174914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174907.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This essay, by Alexander Livingston, analyzes Du Bois’s 1909 biography of the abolitionist John Brown as a work that reveals Du Bois’s beliefs about the meaning and limitations of sacrifice in ... More


Worlds of Color

Dohra Ahmad

in Landscapes of Hope: Anti-Colonial Utopianism in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195332766
eISBN:
9780199868124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332766.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter analyzes the utopian fiction of Pauline Hopkins and W. E. B. Du Bois. In response to a long-standing problem with emplacement, both authors use their fiction to manufacture idealized ... More


A Democracy of Differences: Knowledge and the Unknowable in Du Bois’s Theory of Democratic Governance

Robert W. Williams

in A Political Companion to W. E. B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813174907
eISBN:
9780813174914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174907.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this essay, Robert W. Williams discusses Du Bois’s ideals of democracy and the impact they had on traditional US democratic theory. He juxtaposes Du Bois’s conceptions of difference with those of ... More


Four. Practicing Critical Race Autobiography

Lawrie Balfour

in Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195377293
eISBN:
9780199893768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377293.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter addresses Du Bois's inquiry into his own exemplarity, his status as both an exemplar or “exception” and an example of “the Problem.” It offers an interpretation of Dusk of Dawn, Du ... More


“Love Is God, and Work Is His Prophet”: Decolonial Extension and Gandhian Exploration in Du Bois’s Interwar Years

David Haekwon Kim

in A Political Companion to W. E. B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813174907
eISBN:
9780813174914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174907.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This essay, by David Haekwon Kim, examines Du Bois’s political transition during the interwar years from political expressionism to black Marxism. As Du Bois moved from being firmly in one category ... More


“A Last Great Crusade for Humanity”: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Pan-African Congress

James T. Campbell

in Making the American Century: Essays on the Political Culture of Twentieth Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199845392
eISBN:
9780199365104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845392.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

This chapter explores the rise and fall of the Pan-African Congress, investigating its significance in the life and thought of its architect, W.E.B. Du Bois, as well as in the broader history of ... More


On Democratic Leadership and Social Change: Positioning Du Bois in the Shadow of a Gray To-come

Arash Davari

in A Political Companion to W. E. B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813174907
eISBN:
9780813174914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174907.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Arash Davari’s essay examines the representation of contemporary social movements in popular culture and media, tracing the recent global shift from centralized models of self-governance to more ... More


A Splendid Failure?: Black Reconstruction <i>and Du Bois’s Tragic Vision of Politics</i>

Vijay Phulwani

in A Political Companion to W. E. B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813174907
eISBN:
9780813174914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174907.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this essay, Vijay Phulwani posits that Du Bois uses the language of tragedy in 1935’s Black Reconstruction in America to emphasize the constraints and limitations created by white supremacy and ... More


One. Politics in the Present-Past

Lawrie Balfour

in Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195377293
eISBN:
9780199893768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377293.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the controversy sparked by the Virginia General Assembly's introduction of a joint resolution on January 10, 2007, atoning for Virginia's part in the ... More


Three. Resurrecting John Brown

Lawrie Balfour

in Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195377293
eISBN:
9780199893768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377293.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers the political implications of Du Bois's 1909 recasting of John Brown's life story. Written at a time when antiblack violence was actively abetted or at least unanswered by ... More


The Figure of the X: An Elaboration of the Autobiographical Example in the Thought of W. E. B. Du Bois

Nahum Dimitri Chandler

in X-The Problem of the Negro as a Problem for Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254064
eISBN:
9780823261239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254064.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Through the privileged example of W. E. B. Du Bois’ s 1940 text Dusk of Dawn: An Essay Toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept, this chapter shows how a critical autobiographical practice might ... More


Black Folk in the Kingdom of Culture

W. E. B. Du Bois

in Ethnicity and Cultural Authority: From Arnold to Du Bois

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622054
eISBN:
9780748651993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622054.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter analyses the unexplored aspects of W. E. B. Du Bois's work, along with the interrelationships between culture and ethnicity, describing Du Bois as a writer who follows the cultural ... More


W. E. B. Du Bois’s Afro-Asian Philosophy of World History

Yuichiro Onishi

in Transpacific Antiracism: Afro-Asian Solidarity in 20th-Century Black America, Japan, and Okinawa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762646
eISBN:
9780814762653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762646.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines W. E. B. Du Bois's racial philosophy of human emancipation, or what it calls Afro-Asian philosophy of world history, by focusing on his response to the growing strength of the ... More


Two. Unreconstructed Democracy and the Claim of Reparations

Lawrie Balfour

in Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195377293
eISBN:
9780199893768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377293.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter looks at Du Bois's efforts to correct distorted understandings of Reconstruction, by focusing on African Americans' role in abolition and by redefining the post-war era as the nation's ... More


Five. Representative Women: Slavery and the Gendered Ground of Citizenship

Lawrie Balfour

in Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195377293
eISBN:
9780199893768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377293.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the 1920 essay “The Damnation of Women,” Du Bois's collective biography of African American women. Despite the masculinism that defines much of his writing, and the tensions ... More


W. E. B. Du Bois: Humans as Centers of Value and Creativity

Carol Wayne White

in Black Lives and Sacred Humanity: Toward an African American Religious Naturalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269815
eISBN:
9780823269853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269815.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter four aims to show that aspects of W. E. B. Du Bois’s anti-transcendental approaches to black religiosity dovetail with the theoretical aspects of the sacred humanity concept. One way of ... More


Divine Discontent: The Religious Imagination of W. E. B. Du Bois

Jonathon S. Kahn

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307894
eISBN:
9780199867516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307894.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Against the normative view of W. E. B. Du Bois as hostile to and uninterested in religion, this book argues that religion furnishes Du Bois writings with their distinctive moral vocabulary. Du Bois's ... More


Introduction

Nick Bromell

in A Political Companion to W. E. B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813174907
eISBN:
9780813174914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174907.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

W. E. B. Du Bois was not in any obvious sense a political theorist and could be sharply critical of theories and theorizing. However, because his writings do not fit plainly within the canonical ... More


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