• A history of the last forty years

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

    In a speech at Howard University, Du Bois gives his interpretation of the prior forty years of history (1917-1947). He casts World War I as an attempt by European powers to redistribute their colonies…

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  • Letter from George Snowden to W. E. B. Du Bois

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

    Seeking his opinion on the meaning and implications of the term "border state" and briefly describing his doctoral research into "political participation of Negroes" therein.

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  • Letter from Samuel S. Wyer to W. E. B. Du Bois

    Wright, Richard R. (Richard Robert), b. 1878, Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

    Describing his working manuscript on the history of the Bill of Rights and seeking therefor his referral to information on states "denying rights to either negroes or orientals.

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  • Letter from George E Haynes to W. E. B. Du Bois

    Haynes, George Edmund, 1880-1960, Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

    Concerning race prejudice and the Presidential campaign.

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  • A history of the last forty years

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

    In a speech at Howard University, Du Bois gives his interpretation of the prior forty years of history (1917-1947). He casts World War I as an attempt by European powers to redistribute their colonies…

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  • Letter from Isaac M. Rubinow to W. E. B. Du Bois

    Rubinow, I. M. (Isaac Max), 1875-1936, Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

    Commenting on the compatibility of Du Bois's racial views and socialism.

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  • Letter from Frank R. Crosswaith to W. E. B. Du Bois

    Crosswaith, Frank Rudolph, 1892-1965, Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963, People's Educational Forum

    Concerning "The Crisis" and perceived prejudices between the Socialist Party and African Americans.

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  • Letter from Frank R. Crosswaith to W. E. B. Du Bois

    Crosswaith, Frank Rudolph, 1892-1965, Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963, People's Educational Forum

    Concerning prejudices between the Socialist Party and African Americans.

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  • Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Isaac M. Rubinow

    Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963, Rubinow, I. M. (Isaac Max), 1875-1936

    Responding to Rubinow on views of socialism and the relationship between wealth and race in American social problems. Written on the reverse of a "Students and the Law" questionnaire.

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  • Letter from E. B. Jourdain, Jr. to W. E. B. Du Bois

    Jourdain, Edwin B., 1900-1986, Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

    Incomplete letter describing arduous efforts to promote and coordinate "a large Negro group" and the obstacles therewith associated; summarizing the extent of racial prejudice and segregation in the C…

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  • Letter from Walter White to Ernestine Rose

    White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955, Rose, Ernestine, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

    Withdrawing from a prior commitment to speak at the public library, in light of a recent incident concerning Regina Andrews, who was "denied, on account of color prejudice, opportunity for advancement…

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  • Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Frank Crosswaith

    Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963, Crosswaith, Frank Rudolph, 1892-1965

    Concerning "The Crisis" and perceived prejudices between the Socialist Party and African Americans.

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  • Letter from William N. Jones to W. E. B. Du Bois

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

    Mentions impending trip to Africa and Europe but chiefly concerns Jones's political views, in response to being told by a mutual acquaintance involved in "interracial work" that, according to Du Bois…

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  • Socialism

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

    Typed draft of article published as "Socialism and the Negro Problem" in the New Review, examining Socialism and the "American Negro."

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  • The United States and war

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

    In this speech, Du Bois speaks to a contemporary paradox of American democracy, the idea that a great democracy has mobilized its forces and appropriated funding for wide-scale war. Why is it, he wond…

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  • Analysis of possible effect of Negro vote in the 1928 election [fragment]

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

    Data on the impact of African Americans on the upcoming Presidential election in several states.

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  • Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to William N. Jones

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

    Clarifies and explains his views of Communist and Socialist sympathies in connection with effective interracial activism, particularly in Jones's city, Baltimore.

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  • Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Harper's Magazine

    Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963, Harper's Magazine Foundation

    To Editor. Proposes article about current social and economic situation of African Americans and the segregation-integration paradox.

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  • Letter from Abram Harris to W. E. B. Du Bois

    Harris, Abram Lincoln, 1899-1963, Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

    Concerns differences between Harris's and Du Bois's viewpoints, which he sees differently, and speaks to the need for "determined intellectual guidance and support" in the education of African America…

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  • Should the Negro return to the republican party

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

    Typed draft of unpublished article debating if "American Negroes" should rejoin the republican party.

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