Citizen of the World (Hardcover)
The Late Career and Legacy of W. E. B. Du Bois (Critical Insurgencies)
Northwestern University Press, 9780810140332, 248pp.
Publication Date: August 15, 2019
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From his birth in 1868 until his death in 1963, Du Bois sought the liberation of black people in the United States and across the world through intellectual and political labor. His tireless efforts documented and demonstrated connections between freedom for African-descended people abroad and black freedom at home.
In concert with growing scholarship on his twilight years, the essays in this volume assert the fundamental importance of considering Du Bois’s later decades not as a life in decline that descended into blind ideological allegiance to socialism and communism but as the life of a productive, generative intellectual who responded rationally, imaginatively, and radically to massive mid-century changes around the world, and who remained committed to freedom’s realization until his final hour.
About the Author
PHILLIP LUKE SINITIERE is a professor of history at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston. He is the author of Salvation with a Smile: Joel Osteen, Lakewood Church, and American Christianity and the coeditor of Protest and Propaganda: W. E. B. Du Bois, the “Crisis,” and American History and Christians and the Color Line: Race and Religion after “Divided by Faith.”