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Thumbnail of Review of Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth

1945

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Review of Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth

Assessing the scope, approach, and relevance of the author's argument. Du Bois describes the book as being " not successful [and] overdrawn." Published in the New York Herald Tribune Books, Vol. 21, No. 28, on March 4, 1945, under the title "Richard Wright Looks Back."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of Review of the Anatomy of African Misery

1927 Aug.

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Review of the Anatomy of African Misery

Du Bois recommends people read Olivier's book. Eventually published in Amsterdam News under the title "Books I have read recently."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of Review of Black Manhattan

1930

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Review of Black Manhattan

Assessing the scope, approach, and relevance of the author's argument. Review eventually published in the New York Evening Post, July 12, 1930, section 3, p. 5.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of Review of To Be Free: Studies in American Negro History

1948

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Review of To Be Free: Studies in American Negro History

Assessing the scope, approach, and relevance of the author's argument. Du Bois believes Aptheker "has made some of the most important of the new contributions to the history of the Negro in America." Published in Masses and Mainstream, Vol. 1, No. 4, under the title "Freedom's Partisans."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of Review of American Negro Folk Songs

1928

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Review of American Negro Folk Songs

Assessing the scope, approach, and relevance of the author's argument. The review was never published.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of Review of Occupied Haiti

1927

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Review of Occupied Haiti

Du Bois commends Balch on her thorough research. Eventually published in The Crisis, Vol. 34, No. 8 under the title "The browsing reader."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of Review of Negro Americans, What Now

1934

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Review of Negro Americans, What Now

Assessing the scope, approach, and relevance of the author's argument. Du Bois explains that there is "nothing essentially new" in Johnson's argument, however "it is a fresh and telling way with references to current events and problems." Review eventually published in the New York Herald Tribune Books, Vol. 11, No. 11, under the title "Whither bound, Negroes?"

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of Review of Nigger Heaven

1926 Dec.

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Review of Nigger Heaven

Du Bois refers to Van Vechten's book as "A blow to the face." Du Bois explains "it is an affront to the hospitality of black folk and to the intelligence of white." Du Bois is thoroughly disgusted by the book, urges others not to read it. Eventually published in The Crisis, Vol. 33, No. 2 under the title "Books."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of Review of the Education in Africa

1926

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Review of the Education in Africa

Excerpts from Education in Africa by Thomas Jesse Jones used in writing the review entitled "Education in Africa," found in The Crisis, Vol. 32, June 1926.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of Review of American Caste and the Negro College

1939

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Review of American Caste and the Negro College

Assessing the scope, approach, and relevance of the author's argument. Du Bois refers to the book as "excellent" throughout the review. Eventually published in the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 205.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers