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1907 Aug.

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

The shaven lady

A case of theft, mistaken identity, and impromptu marriage on a train, as told by a reminiscent porter with a lovely voice. Published in the August 1907 issue of the "Horizon."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1955

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

The black river

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

1910

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

The cocoa trilogy

In the Cameroons, Iowa, and Bramwell Towers, hard workers, applied students, and decent persons suffer unsafe conditions, limited resources, and abusive labor environments; then they rise up, and are punished or killed. See mums312-b236-i035 for notes.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1955

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

The black river

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

1906

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

The restaurant [notes]

Sparse notes on a story involving a "colored couple" in a restaurant.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1950

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

A. D. 2150

A first-person narrative about a man who awakes from the dead in 2150 and encounters what is essentially a post-racial, pacifist, and socially equitable New York City, where the mayor is black, the neighborhoods are not segregated, the term "color line" is alien, and all human problems revolve around issues of art, faith, nature, illness, and other inherent vices to the human ... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1895

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

From a professor's note book

A a tale of university department politics, based at a fictional Wilberforce, and concluding with a series of laughably vacuous and yet celebrated speeches by faculty and administrators. See mums312-b235-i047 for handwritten version.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906

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

Short stories [notes]

Briefly noting the titles of two propsective stories: "The Secret Singer" and "The Black Fox."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1935

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

Black Hercules at the crossroads

A black Hercules, "trying to decide whether to go to Tuskegee or the CCC camp," meets two white men at the crossroads, is accosted by a preacher, meets an unfriendly crowd, and walks on to at last rest his eyes. Bears extensive pencilled revisions and edits in Du Bois's hand.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1914

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

The haunted hill

Notes on the scope of a tale in which a princess kisses a suitor in a distant but racially tense kingdom. See also mums312-b236-i029.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers