W. E. B. Du Bois, 1868-1919: Biography of a Race Themes

David Levering Lewis
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Money Drives Racial Inequality

The author of this book, Lewis, makes detailed notes in order to prove his case that the real reason black people and white people clash in the South as well (as in Africa) is economic in nature. Like Du Bois, Lewis believes that greed is why slaves are taken in the first place and that Northern greed results in their abandoning the cause of reconstruction of the South. Time after time in the book he says that a riot is caused because money has become tight.

Formal Education is Important

Du Bois spends his whole life fighting for quality education for blacks, and most everybody today agrees that all people deserve the best possible education. Lewis spends hundreds of pages explaining exactly which school courses Du Bois has taken and which courses he has taught and which books he has read. Lewis wants to prove...

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