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The Resource A small nation of people : W.E.B. Du Bois and African American portraits of progress, The Library of Congress ; with essays by David Levering Lewis and Deborah Willis

A small nation of people : W.E.B. Du Bois and African American portraits of progress, The Library of Congress ; with essays by David Levering Lewis and Deborah Willis

Label
A small nation of people : W.E.B. Du Bois and African American portraits of progress
Title
A small nation of people
Title remainder
W.E.B. Du Bois and African American portraits of progress
Statement of responsibility
The Library of Congress ; with essays by David Levering Lewis and Deborah Willis
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As the world prepared for the Exposition Universalle de 1900 in Paris, W. E. B. Du Bois was approached to help represent African American life. He came with a cache of stunning photographs to illustrate the progress of Negroes in America-thereby offering a photographic counterpoint to the prolific stereotyping of blacks that left viewers awestruck. With insights from Pulitzer Prize winner David Levering Lewis and Mac-Arthur Fellow photo historian Deborah Willis, A Small Nation of People presents more than one hundred and fifty of these important photographs together for the first time since their initial unveiling. Here is an incredible treasure trove of illustrations of African Americans in front of their new businesses, universities, and homes-sometimes modest, sometimes elegant. Here, too, are beautiful Victorian-era portraits of blacks whose varied hues show how diverse black Americans truly were. Viewed together, the collection reveals in glorious detail what Du Bois saw-a small nation of people prepared to make their mark on America
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.896/073/009034022
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
S6325 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1936-
  • 1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lewis, David L.
  • Willis, Deborah
  • Library of Congress
  • Daniel Murray Collection (Library of Congress)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Du Bois, W. E. B.
  • Exposition universelle
Label
A small nation of people : W.E.B. Du Bois and African American portraits of progress, The Library of Congress ; with essays by David Levering Lewis and Deborah Willis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes 150 of the photographs that W.E.B. Du Bois included in his display on African Americans in Georgia exhibited at the 1900 Paris Exposition. These photographs are part of the Daniel Murray Collection at the Library of Congress
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-204)
Contents
A small nation of people : W.E.B. Du Bois and Black Americans at the turn of the twentieth century / by David Levering Lewis -- The sociologist's eye : W.E.B. Du Bois and the Paris Exposition / by Deborah Willis -- Photographs
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9780060523428
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003044440
Other control number
9780060523428
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocm51855249
  • (OCoLC)51855249
  • 668646
Label
A small nation of people : W.E.B. Du Bois and African American portraits of progress, The Library of Congress ; with essays by David Levering Lewis and Deborah Willis
Publication
Note
Includes 150 of the photographs that W.E.B. Du Bois included in his display on African Americans in Georgia exhibited at the 1900 Paris Exposition. These photographs are part of the Daniel Murray Collection at the Library of Congress
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-204)
Contents
A small nation of people : W.E.B. Du Bois and Black Americans at the turn of the twentieth century / by David Levering Lewis -- The sociologist's eye : W.E.B. Du Bois and the Paris Exposition / by Deborah Willis -- Photographs
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9780060523428
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003044440
Other control number
9780060523428
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocm51855249
  • (OCoLC)51855249
  • 668646

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