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Black Reconstruction is Du Bois' refutation of the traditional historical view of the contributions of African Americans during the Reconstruction period.

Dusk of Dawn is Du Bois' 1940 book concerning his views on both the African's and African American's quest for freedom in the twentieth century.

Du Bois' doctoral thesis, The Suppression of the African Slave Trade (1894) is a definitive work about the social, economic, and historical reasons for the end of the slave trade.

Jean Toomer's 1923 collection of stories and poetry, Cane, is an eloquent and aesthetically beautiful representation of the many versions of African-American life. His layered use of form reflects the direct influence of The Souls of Black Folk.

James Weldon Johnson's novel Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1912) concerns one man's struggle with racial identity, and includes mention of Du Bois' influence over the protagonist.

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