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W.E.B. Du Bois Center

The Center presents an interdisciplinary approach to the intersections among African American culture and history, social justice and labor relations.

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Books On Du Bois:

Aiello, Thomas. 2016. 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.

   Available at Smith College

Alexander, Shawn Leigh. 2015. W.E.B. Du Bois: an American intellectual and activist.

   Available at Amherst and Smith colleges

Appiah, Anthony. 2014. Lines of descent: W.E.B. Du Bois and the emergence of identity

Blum, Edward J. 2007. W.E.B. Du Bois, American prophet

Doku, Samuel O. 2015. Cosmopolitanism in the fictive imagination of W.E.B. Du Bois: toward the humanization of a revolutionary art.

   Available at Amherst College

Dorrien, Gary J. 2015. The new abolition: W.E.B. Du Bois and the black social gospel.

   Available at Amherst, Mt. Hoyoke, and Smith colleges

Evans, Joseph. 2014. Lifting the veil over eurocentrism: the Du Boisian hermeneutic of double consciousness.

   On order at UMass

Evans, Bernie Morris. 2014. Garvey and DuBois -- a race to nowhere: a feud to change all time

   On order at UMass

Gabbidon, Shaun L. 2008. W.E.B. Du Bois on Crime and Justice Laying the Foundations of Sociological Criminology.

Gillman, Susan Kay, and Alys Eve Weinbaum. 2007. Next to the color line: gender, sexuality, and W.E.B. Du Bois

Horne, Gerald. 2000. Race woman: the lives of Shirley Graham Du Bois

Kirschke, Amy Helene, and Phillip Luke Sinitiere. 2014. Protest and propaganda: W.E.B. Du Bois, the Crisis, and American history.

   Available at Amherst and Smith colleges

Lemons, Gary L. 2009. Womanist forefathers: Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. Du Bois

   Available at Amherst and Smith colleges

Lloyd, Vincent. 2016. Black Natural Law

   Available at Amherst and Smith colleges

Morris, Aldon D. 2015. The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology.

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Mullen, Bill. 2015. Un-American: W.E.B. Du Bois and the century of world revolution.

   Available at Amherst, Mt. Holyoke, and Smith colleges

Provenzo, Eugene F. 2013. W.E.B. Du Bois' exhibit of American Negroes: African Americans at the beginning of the twentieth century.

   Available at Amherst, Mt. Holyoke, and Smith colleges

Rabaka, Reiland. 2015. The negritude movement: W.E.B. Du Bois, Leon Damas, Aime Cesaire, Leopold Senghor, Frantz Fanon, and the evolution of an insurgent idea.

   Available at Amherst College

Rabaka, Reiland. 2010. W.E.B. Du Bois

   Available at Amherst College

Rabaka, Reiland. 2010. Against epistemic apartheid: W.E.B. Du Bois and the disciplinary decadence of sociology.

Rabaka, Reiland. 2009. Africana critical theory: reconstructing the black radical tradition, from W.E.B. Du Bois and C.L.R. James to Frantz Fanon and Amilcar Cabral.

Rabaka, Reiland. 2008. Du Bois's dialectics: Black radical politics and the reconstruction of critical social theory.

   UMass E185.97.D73 R323 2008

Rabaka, Reiland. 2007. W.E.B. Du Bois and the problems of the twenty-first century: an essay on Africana critical theory.

   UMass E185.97.D73 R33 2007

Slate, Nico. 2014. The prism of race: W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Paul Robeson, and the colored world of Cedric Dover.

   Available at Amherst, Hampshire, and Smith colleges

Van Wienen, Mark W. 2012. American socialist triptych the literary-political work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Upton Sinclair, and W.E.B. Du Bois

Wright, Earl. 2016. The first American school of sociology: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Atlanta sociological laboratory.

   Available at Amherst College

 

Articles On Du Bois’s Work:

Bufkin, Sydney. 2013. "Contending Forces' Intellectual History: Emerson, Du Bois, and Washington at the Turn of the Century". Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory. 69 (3): 77-98. 

   Available online through UMass catalog

Bulmer Martin. 2016. "A singular scholar and writer in a profoundly racist world". Ethnic and Racial Studies. 39 (8): 1385-1390.

   Available online through UMass catalog

Chandler, Nahum Dimitri. 2012. "Introduction: On the Virtues of Seeing—At Least, But Never Only—Double". CR: The New Centennial Review. 12 (1): 1-39.

   Available online through UMass catalog

Chandler, Nahum Dimitri. 2012. "A Persistent Parallax: On the Writings of W. E. Burghardt Du Bois on Japan and China, 1936-1937". CR: The New Centennial Review. 12 (1): 291-316.

   Available online through UMass catalog

Chandler, Nahum Dimitri. 2007. "The Possible Form of an Interlocution: W. E. B. Du Bois and Max Weber in Correspondence, 1904–1905". CR: The New Centennial Review. 7 (1): 213-272.

   Available online through UMass catalog

Chandler, Nahum Dimitri. 2007. "The Figure of W. E. B. Du Bois as a Problem for Thought". CR: The New Centennial Review. 6 (3): 29-55.

   Available online through UMass catalog

Chandler, Nahum Dimitri. 2003. "The Souls of an Ex-White Man: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Biography of John Brown". CR: The New Centennial Review. 3 (1): 179-195.

   Available online through UMass catalog

Du Bois, W. E. B., Adrienne Brown, and Britt Rusert. 2015. "The Princess Steel". PMLA. 130 (3): 819-829.

   Available online through UMass catalog

England, Lynn, and W. Keith Warner. 2013. "W. E. B. Du Bois: Reform, Will, and the Veil". Social Forces. 91 (3): 955-973.

   Available online through UMass catalog

Farland, Maria. 2007. "W. E. B. DuBois, Anthropometric Science, and the Limits of Racial Uplift". American Quarterly. 58 (4): 1017-1044.

   Available online through UMass catalog

Gilkes, Cheryl Townsend. 1996. "The question of women". W.E.B. Du Bois on Race and Culture. 111-190.

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Griffin, Farah Jasmine. 2000. "Black feminists and Du Bois: respectability, protection, and beyond". The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 568: 28-40.

   Available online through UMass catalog

Hunter, Marcus Anthony. 2016. "Du Boisian sociology and intellectual reparations: for coloured scholars who consider suicide when our rainbows are not enuf". Ethnic and Racial Studies. 39 (8): 1379-1384.

   Available online through UMass catalog

Hunter, Marcus Anthony. 2015. "W.E.B. Du Bois and Black Heterogeneity: How The Philadelphia Negro Shaped American Sociology". The American Sociologist. 46 (2): 219-233.

   Available online through UMass catalog

Martinez, Theresa A. 2002. "The Double-Consciousness of Du Bois & the "Mestiza Consciousness" of Anzaldua". Race, Gender & Class. 9 (4): 158-76.

Moody-Turner, Shirley. 2015. "“Dear Doctor Du Bois”: Anna Julia Cooper, W. E. B. Du Bois, and the Gender Politics of Black Publishing". MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. 40 (3): 47-68.

   Available online through UMass catalog

Oliver, Lawrence J. 2014. "W. E. B. Du Bois and the Dismal Science: Economic Theory and Social Justice". American Studies. 53 (2): 49-70.

   Available online through UMass catalog

Rabaka, Reiland. 2007. "The Souls of White Folk: W.E.B. Du Bois's Critique of White Supremacy and Contributions to Critical White Studies". Journal of African American Studies. 11 (1): 1-15.

   Available online through UMass catalog

Rabaka, Reiland. 2006. "The Souls of Black Radical Folk". Journal of Black Studies. 36 (5): 732-763.

   Available online through UMass catalog

Rabaka, Reiland. 2003. "W.E.B. Du Bois and "The Damnation of Women": An Essay on Africana Anti-Sexist Critical Social Theory". Journal of African American Studies. 7 (2): 37-60.

   Available online through UMass catalog

Simpson, Celena. 2015. "Du Bois’s Dubious Feminism: Evaluating through The Black Flame Trilogy". The Pluralist. 10: 48-63.

   Available online through UMass catalog

Warren, Nagueyalti. 2016. "W. E. B. Du Bois Looks at the Future from Beyond the Grave". African American Review. 49 (1): 53-57.

   Available online through UMass catalog

Weheliye, Alexander G. 2015. "Diagrammatics as Physiognomy: W. E. B. Du Bois’s Graphic Modernities". CR: The New Centennial Review. 15 (2): 23-58.

   Available online through UMass catalog

Wilson, Sarah. 2016. "Black Folk by the Numbers: Quantification in Du Bois" American Literary History. 28 (1): 27-45.

   Available online through UMass catalog

Zumwalt, Rosemary Lévy, and William Shedrick Willis. 2008. Franz Boas and W.E.B. Du Bois at Atlanta University, 1906. Philadelphia: Transactions of the American Philosophical Society.

   Available online through UMass catalog

 

Du Bois’s influence:

Bailey, Radcliffe, and Loretta Yarlow. 2014. Ten contemporary artists explore the legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois in our time.

   UMass N6538.N5 T46 2014

Gallagher, Charles A. 2016. "Bringing the “General Strike” Back In: DuBois, Slavery and Emancipation". Ethnic and Racial Studies. 39 (3): 342-346.

Leslie T. Fenwick. 2016. "Blacks in Research : How Shall We Be Portrayed?" Urban Education. 51 (6): 587-599.

Price-Spratley, Townsand. 1996. "Negotiating Legacies: Audre Lorde, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marlon Riggs, and Me". Harvard Educational Review. 66 (2): 216-30.

Smith, Andrew. 2016. Racism and everyday life social theory, history and 'race'? Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

Toscano, Alberto. 2016. "Tragedy and Jubilee". Ethnic and Racial Studies. 39 (3): 352-359.

Viola, Michael Joseph. 2016. "W.E.B. Du Bois and Filipino/a American exposure programs to the Philippines: race class analysis in an epoch of ‘global apartheid’". Race, Ethnicity and Education. 19 (3): 500-523.

Williams, Daniel G. 2006. Ethnicity and cultural authority from Arnold to Du Bois. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

 

Dissertations on Du Bois:

BOCK, S. L. (2013). The unveiling of W.E.B. DuBois: a qualitative content analysis of diverse interpretations of the works and life of W.E.B. DuBois. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Northern Iowa, 2013.

Browne, Errol Tsekani. 2000. "The widest possible application of democratic principles": gender & nation in W.E.B. Du Bois' political thought.

Cogliano, Frank, Hilfrich, Fabian, and Spooner, Joseph Carson. 2014. W.E.B. Du Bois and the origins of the Black Aesthetic: rivalry, resistance, and renaissance construction, 1905-1926. The University of Edinburgh. 

Davis, Alexander James. 2014. Doubling the problem of the color line Mark Twain and W.E.B. Du Bois.

Hoffmeister, Jan. 2013. Racial recognition W.E.B. Du Bois and the American Dilemma. Berlin, Freie Univ., Diss., 2013.

Oke, Ronke, and ROBERT BERNASCONI. 2015. Completing the Uncompleted Argument: An Existentialist Response to Appiah's Reading of Du Bois.

Staton, Sandra Louise. 2001. They have girded themselves for work: the emergence of the feminist argument in the novels of William Edward Burghardt Du Bois.

Wilson, Kimberly Elizabeth. 2014. Beyond the prison walls a Du Boisian analysis of ex-offender reentry in the age of mass incarceration.

 

Juvenille Audiences:

Lochte, Hilary. 2015. W. E. B. Du Bois.

Rowh, Mark. 2015. The life of W.E.B. Du Bois: civil rights champion.

Wittrock, Jeni. 2015. W.E.B. Du Bois.