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The Resource Lines of descent : W.E.B. Du Bois and the emergence of identity, Kwame Anthony Appiah

Lines of descent : W.E.B. Du Bois and the emergence of identity, Kwame Anthony Appiah

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Lines of descent : W.E.B. Du Bois and the emergence of identity
Title
Lines of descent
Title remainder
W.E.B. Du Bois and the emergence of identity
Statement of responsibility
Kwame Anthony Appiah
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"W. E.B. Du Bois never felt so at home as when he was a student at the University of Berlin. But Du Bois was also American to his core, scarred but not crippled by the racial humiliations of his homeland. In Lines of Descent, Kwame Anthony Appiah traces the twin lineages of Du Bois' American experience and German apprenticeship, showing how they shaped the great African-American scholar's ideas of race and social identity. At Harvard, Du Bois studied with such luminaries as William James and George Santayana, scholars whose contributions were largely intellectual. But arriving in Berlin in 1892, Du Bois came under the tutelage of academics who were also public men. The economist Adolf Wagner had been an advisor to Otto von Bismarck. Heinrich von Treitschke, the historian, served in the Reichstag, and the economist Gustav von Schmoller was a member of the Prussian state council. These scholars united the rigorous study of history with political activism and represented a model of real-world engagement that would strongly influence Du Bois in the years to come. With its romantic notions of human brotherhood and self-realization, German culture held a potent allure for Du Bois. Germany, he said, was the first place white people had treated him as an equal. But the prevalence of anti-Semitism allowed Du Bois no illusions that the Kaiserreich was free of racism. His challenge, says Appiah, was to take the best of German intellectual life without its parochialism--to steal the fire without getting burned."--Provided by publisher
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Biography type
individual biography
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Appiah, Anthony,
Dewey number
973.04960730092
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
W.E.B. Du Bois lectures
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  • Du Bois, W. E. B.
  • Education
  • African Americans
  • African American intellectuals
  • Intellectuals
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
Label
Lines of descent : W.E.B. Du Bois and the emergence of identity, Kwame Anthony Appiah
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-219) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The awakening -- Culture and cosmopolitanism -- The concept of the negro -- The mystic spell -- The one and the many
Control code
ocn871257921
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (227 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674419346
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871257921
Label
Lines of descent : W.E.B. Du Bois and the emergence of identity, Kwame Anthony Appiah
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-219) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The awakening -- Culture and cosmopolitanism -- The concept of the negro -- The mystic spell -- The one and the many
Control code
ocn871257921
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (227 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674419346
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871257921

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