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The Souls of Black Folk

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(4,772 Sterne; 224 Bewertungen)

The Souls of Black Folk is a well-known work of African-American literature by activist W.E.B. Du Bois. The book, published in 1903, contains several essays on race, some of which had been previously published in Atlantic Monthly magazine. Du Bois drew from his own experiences to develop this groundbreaking work on being African-American in American society. Outside of its notable place in African-American history, The Souls of Black Folk also holds an important place in social science as one of the first works to deal with sociology. (Summary from Wikipedia.org)

(7 hr 59 min)

Chapters

The Forethought & Chapter 1 - Of Our Spiritual Strivings

25:57

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Chapter 2 - Of the Dawn of Freedom, part 1

24:50

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Chapter 2 - Of the Dawn of Freedom, part 2

23:20

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Chapter 3 - Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others

33:23

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Chapter 4 - Of the Meaning of Progress

25:38

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Chapter 5 - Of the Wings of Atalanta

23:18

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Chapter 6 - Of the Training of Black Men

36:23

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Chapter 7 - Of the Black Belt, part 1

26:48

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Chapter 7 - Of the Black Belt, part 2

18:41

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Chapter 8 - Of the Quest of the Golden Fleece, part 1

26:35

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Chapter 8 - Of the Quest of the Golden Fleece, part 2

26:30

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Chapter 9 - Of the Sons of Master and Man, part 1

24:34

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Chapter 9 - Of the Sons of Master and Man, part 2

19:40

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Chapter 10 - Of the Faith of the Fathers

35:26

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Chapter 11 - Of the Passing of the First-Born

18:14

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Chapter 12 - Of Alexander Crummell

25:36

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Chapter 13 - Of the Coming of John

37:53

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Chapter 14 - Of the Sorrow Songs & Afterthought

26:21

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Bewertungen

The reader of this account was surperb par excellent.

(5 Sterne)

The reader read with passion and emotional interpretation in such a way that I feel as though I met Dr. DuBois in spirit. The whole production is a tribute to the man and the souls for which he spoke. What a treat to listen to.

Great book

(5 Sterne)

I enjoyed listening to this audio book. The reader was excellent. The author was a man of intellect. He painted a picture of a time and a race of people that I might not know, otherwise. Although I am not Black, I enjoyed learning more about the struggles of others for freedom and equality, even though, perhaps, not yet fully attained. Particularly touching to me was the chapter that described the birth and death of the author's son.

Rich tapestry beautifully rendered

(5 Sterne)

I had read Du Bois' masterpiece before, but listening to it read by Toria's Uncle gave it new life. I so enjoyed hearing the music that opens each chapter, but I also got to hear and feel Du Bois' sense of love and loss for his baby son, got to revel in his superb scholarship as he analyzed the challenges facing black higher education at the turn of the 20th century and enjoyed his keen eye for place and people as he described his move south. This book is a must for anyone who wants to appreciate the expansive intelligence of one of our best thinkers or hopes to better understand the enduring dilemma of black inequality in America.

Superb Production

(5 Sterne)

Toria's Uncle thank you for such a wonderful read of this book. Early on I decided you must be in the theatre. Your reading was so passionate you merged with the material and brought it back to life. Your love of the writing sparked my own. I found myself playing it for others to hear. Wonderfully written insightful book coupled with excellent delivery & musical intros deserve top honors.

what a discovery!

(5 Sterne)

This is the type of book that might seem dry and archaic in print, but that comes alive as audio, especially in the hands of a gifted and thoughtful reader, as is the case here. The reading is clearly a labour of love. Vital and relevant.

amazing book & reader

(5 Sterne)

this is one of the most eloquent beautiful books I've had the pleasure to read! The author's style of writing and poetic intellect is informative, moving, and thought provoking. The reader was absolutely perfect! It was like hearing from the author himself, I can't praise Torias Uncle's performance enough. Beautiful piece of art and history. Makes you see current culture through a new lense by understanding the past. so glad I found it.

well done

(5 Sterne)

This is an important book that provides a view of the situation after the reconstruction and a valuable insight into the history of black people and America in general. It helps one understand how things got to be how they are and is inspirational in so far as it points to where things could go. Well read with moving music.

excellent reader, all too often not enough credit is given to th

(5 Sterne)