As a Black man born during Reconstruction and being laid to rest in 1963 - W.E.B. Du Bois a political activist, sociologist and historian is the foremost intellectual of Black America. This book should be read as the clasic reader underlying all other works on Black America. Truly, a hero to all Americans, W.E.B. Du Bois must be read by all serious individuals who seek to understand the struggle for freedom and liberation of Black America. A Collector's Edition.