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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

Label
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
Creator
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."--Book jacket
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Appiah, Anthony
Dewey number
  • 973.04960730092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
LB875.D83
LC item number
A67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
W.E.B. Du Bois lectures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • 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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The awakening -- Culture and cosmopolitanism -- The concept of the negro -- The mystic spell -- The one and the many
Control code
ocn857717684
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780674724914
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013030761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674724914
  • (OCoLC)857717684
Label
Lines of descent : W. E. B. Du Bois and the emergence of identity, Kwame Anthony Appiah
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The awakening -- Culture and cosmopolitanism -- The concept of the negro -- The mystic spell -- The one and the many
Control code
ocn857717684
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780674724914
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013030761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674724914
  • (OCoLC)857717684

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