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Author Aiello, Thomas, 1977- author

Title The battle for the souls of Black folk : W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, and the debate that shaped the course of civil rights / Thomas Aiello
Published Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 576 pages)
Contents Before the cotton states -- The death of Frederick Douglass -- The job hunt -- The first fissure -- The Washington school district -- The National Negro Business League -- Up from slavery -- The first attempt at a summit -- The Boston riot -- The New York summit
Summary In the 20 years between 1895 and 1915, two key leaders--Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois--shaped the struggle for African American rights. This book examines the impact of their fierce debate on America's response to Jim Crow and positions on civil rights throughout the 20th century--and evaluates the legacies of these two individuals even today. Offers a fresh exploration of the fascinating conversations and controversies between two of the most important African American leaders in history. Provides an in-depth exploration of these two important leaders'perspectives and views on America's response to Jim Crow and civil rights that leads to significant new conclusions about historical information. Presents the words of DuBois, Washington, and their allies as a conversation that enables readers to better understand the big-picture story of these two scholars
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-555) and index
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Subject Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 -- Political and social views.
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963.
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 -- Political and social views.
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915.
African American civil rights workers -- Biography.
African American intellectuals -- Biography.
African American leadership -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form Biography.
History.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1440843589 (electronic bk.)
9781440843587 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
(hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
Other Titles W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, and the debate that shaped the course of civil rights