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Analytical Book Review The Souls of Black Folk by W E B DuBois W E B DuBois attempts to explain why the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line DuBois thought that through the dual methods of rationalization and emotional appeal he would be able to reach his readers by appealing to both of these aspects of human personality By using tools of logic DuBois intended to convince his audience that African Americans are human beings they have dreams hopes and a soul and therefore should be treated equally DuBois uses the concept of a veil which black persons must contain themselves within denying their true identity He felt that only by much effort would the veil be permanently lifted and blacks and whites would be able to live as equals DuBois uses case studies historical references and personal storytelling examples to define the problem The first chapters contain historically relevant material detailing the governmental reconstruction of the United States after the Civil War He gives his readers a succinct yet accurate overview of the problems confronting the United States as a country and its governments failed attempts at solving those problems DuBois effectively points out glaring flaws in the reasoning of Booker T Washingtons call for accommodation As the book continues the reader is led on a journey through the rural South to measure and question the progress within the educational system Again DuBois demonstrates inadequacies and continues this in subsequent chapters DuBois asks that the reader question the economic prospects for former slaves The country is rich yet the people are poor 113 DuBois concludes He logically explains why the sharecropping system is flawed and superimposes this upon the conditions and grim statistics that only six per cent of the population have succeeded into peasant proprietorship 132 due to the transitory nature of African-American landholding during this time period The final chapters delve into
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