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The Educational Thought of W. E. B. Du Bois: An Intellectual History

reviewed by Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr. - October 07, 2008

coverTitle: The Educational Thought of W. E. B. Du Bois: An Intellectual History
Author(s): Derrick P. Aldridge
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807748366, Pages: 191, Year: 2008
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W. E. B. Du Bois is primarily known for his work as an activist, pioneering work as a sociologist, and, as much as perhaps any single figure, the founder of the field of Black or African-American Studies. He was also deeply interested in Education, having spent two extended periods of his career as a university educator and, throughout most of his professional life, as a commentator on education and schooling and how they function to advance or inhibit the cause of racial equality. Du Bois's writings on education have been collected together on a number of occasions. Herbert Aptheker put together a small collection of Du Bois's work in 1973 under the title The Education of Black People: Ten Critiques of Education (New York: Monthly Review Press). More recently Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr. (the author of this review) edited a much more comprehensive collection of Du Bois's educational writings, Du Bois... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 07, 2008
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  • Eugene Provenzo, Jr.
    University of Miami
    EUGENE F. PROVENSO, Jr. is a Professor of Education at the University of Miami. He is editor of a number of books on Du Bois including Du Bois on Education (Altamira Press, 2002) and The Illustrated Souls of Black Folk: An Annotated Edition (Paradigm Press Press, 2004) and the Encyclopedia of the Negro: Preparatory Volume with Reference Lists and Reports, Reissued (Left Coast Press, in press). He is currently near completion of a book that deals with the Exhibit of the American negroes at the Paris 1900 International Exposition.
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