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1906

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

Notes on unidentified story

A loose page of notes on an unidentified story, featuring "the Jew who rescued Hitler" and other novelties.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1920

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

Note on Du Bois's pseudonymous works

A list of works and publications by Du Bois's literary alter-ego, here dubbed "Bew Siobud," later renamed "Bud Weisob."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906

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

The Congo plot

A stranger of ambiguous race describes plans to finance native revolts in the colonies; our skeptical first-person narrator converses with him, plans to double-cross him, and years later, sees no fruits from his scheme. Later retitled "The Java Plot"; see mums312-b236-i047.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1955

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

The black river

A 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 experience. ... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1955

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

The case of the Tiffany diamonds

A stolen set of diamonds is the source and cause of intrigue on a train.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906

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

Prey of white men

Notes on an otherwise unidentified tale furnishing a monologue by a certain Ellen set on fighting "the good fight" and reflection on how things would be "if she were not black and could make a baby -- really." See also mums312-b236-i056.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906

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

A race riot

Atlanta (Ga.) - An unnamed mother hears of racial violence at a Carolina election at which her son lost; on the other side of the door, China is strewn and ruined; and a lone and nameless black woman darts from an oncoming mob in town.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1955

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

The diamond earring

A girl's life is altered irrevocably when she finds a magical diamond earring; is taken in by a man who mistakes her for a prostitute; returns the jewel to its owner; is rewarded in cash and confidence; and makes amends, at least, with her earlier male host. A reflection on the elusive values of money and love. See mums312-b236-i008 for later version.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1890

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

The pepper and salt club

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

1910

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

The cocoa trilogy [notes]

Outlining three sad tales on labor discrimination, as fleshed out in mums312-b236-i034.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers