Based on careful reading of Du Bois' writings and with a combination of analytical and narrative approaches, the author probes the reasons and dynamics behind the changes of Du Bois strategies concerning the solution to the American race problem.
Acknowledgements Preface I. Du Bois' School Education The World in Great Barrington At Fisk University Harvard Years In Berlin II. Du Bois at the Turn of the Century The Darkest Age in African American History Du Bois' Diagnosis and Remedies for the "Negro Problem" The Study of the "Negro Problem" III. Du Bois-Washington Controversy Booker T. Washington: Up From Slavery Washington's Program in Perspective DU Bois and Washington: Concensus and Conflict IV. Du Bois and the Problem of the Color Line, 1900-1930 The Fate of African Americans in the Promise African Americans in the Promise Land Broader Vision and New Strategies "Africa Sentiment" and Pan-American Movement V. African American 'Economic Nation Within A Nation" A Nation" and "Self-Segregation" "Seeking a New Path" Clash with NAACP over the issue of "Segregation" Reactions of African American Intellectual Community VI, Du Bois in Post-World War Years Du Bois' Concept of Socialism World-wide Color Line and DU Bois' Though of Anti-colonialism "For Permanent World Peace" Continued Interest in Africa's Destiny and Pan-Africanism Epilogue Bibliography Index