Name

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 (104)
Wilberforce University (3)
Johns Hopkins University (1)
New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925) (1)

Topic

Fiction (57)
Detective and mystery stories (16)
Race relations (8)
Animals (7)
Juvenile literature (7)
Railroad travel (7)
Allegories (6)
Life cycle, Human, in literature (6)
Automobile industry and trade (5)
Entrepreneurship in literature (5)
Poverty in literature (5)
Race discrimination in literature (5)
Racism in literature (5)
Religious aspects (5)
Christianity (4)
Death in literature (4)
God in literature (4)
Martyrdom (4)
Multiculturalism (4)
Murder in literature (4)
Professional staff (4)
Universities and colleges (4)
Discrimination in employment (3)
Railroad travel in literature (3)
Rich people (3)
Social life and customs (3)
African American churches in literature (2)
African Americans (2)
Air travel (2)
Antisemitism in literature (2)
Charms (Ornaments) (2)
Civil rights (2)
Clergy (2)
Colonies (2)
Education (2)
Fortune in literature (2)
Go-betweens in literature (2)
Imaginary places (2)
Imperialism in literature (2)
Intrigue in literature (2)
Jewel thieves (2)
Marriage (2)
Money in literature (2)
Race discrimination (2)
Theft (2)
Thought experiments (2)
Working class in literature (2)
African American singers (1)
Anonyms and pseudonyms (1)
Beauty, personal, in literature (1)
Birthplaces in literature (1)
Books and reading in literature (1)
Creation (1)
Death (1)
Discrimination (1)
Discrimination in housing (1)
Families in literature (1)
Fictional works (1)
Friendship (1)
Fur trade (1)
Future, The, in literature (1)
Genealogy in literature (1)
Hercules (Roman mythology) in literature (1)
Homes and haunts (1)
Humanity in literature (1)
Illegitimate children in literature (1)
Inheritance and succession (1)
Insurance crimes (1)
Interracial marriage in literature (1)
Italy (1)
Lumber camps (1)
Man-woman relationships (1)
Monsters (1)
Obedience in literature (1)
Opera in literature (1)
Parents (1)
Post-racialism (1)
Race relations in literature (1)
Railroad accidents (1)
Railroad porters (1)
Real estate business (1)
Smuggling (1)
Social problems in literature (1)
Speculation (1)
Suicide (1)
Vice in literature (1)
Virtue in literature (1)
War (1)

Genre

Short stories (71)
Drafts (documents) (51)
Typescripts (39)
Notes (23)
Fables (21)
Manuscripts (document genre) (16)
Outlines (documents) (11)
Fragments (object portions) (10)
Plays (document genre) (3)
Correspondence (1)
Form letters (1)
Lists (document genres) (1)
Summaries (1)

Collection

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers (104)

Place

Atlanta (Ga.) (5)
New York (N.Y.) (4)
United States (4)
Baltimore (Md.) (1)

 

 

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A short tale about a Princess Wata who marries the suitor not of her parents' choosing, and her subsequent escape back to her father's kingdom as she realizes her husband is slowly turning into a beast; and she "never again wanted to marry a strange prince."
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1920
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A clever Pullman porter discovers the corpse of a passenger on board and is put immediately under suspicion; travels to New York to engage in some "detective work"; effectively solves the relevant mystery; confronts who he feels to be the primary suspect and confirms his theory; and regains his job, along with the additional task of solving "little pullman mysteries." S... more
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1906
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A heavily edited story of a woman frightened by a "looming" black face in the forest; her rescue by a man with a white face and "careless wind-blown hair"; a reflection on the fear she felt by the black man's presence; and a description of their second encounter, as they both flee to the north. Subsequently retitled "Fear"; see mums312-b236-i045.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1906
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An allegory about a festive feast to which only horned animals are invited.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1920
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Sparse notes on a story involving a "colored couple" in a restaurant.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1906
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A loose one-page outline of a prospective story in which "a colored girl becomes a white man's mistress in order to save ..[ ...] ... the ambition of her colored love."
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1906
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An account of a conversation on the race problem overheard between a "white man and a nigger" on an Atlanta-bound train.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1890
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A marine saga wherein a fish named Silver moves from brook, to river, to lake; discovers sex; learns the "fish-eat-fish" law of the land (water); encounters worms and other alien creatures; contemplates the existence of God; develops into "himself; a person, an entity; a self-propelling mind"; combats the Superfish; grows old and ugly; and relays the fruits of his exper... more
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1955
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Brief notes on a story addressing the (rather different) aftermaths of the murders of a white and colored man, respectively.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1920
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A servant whose master has been murdered is taken on by a new household, only to learn that he is alive and well -- it is her own (ex)husband who is dead -- and ultimately settles down "to a quiet and beautiful life" with him, misleading a bunch of people. See mums312-b236-i011 for earlier draft.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1955