by W.E.B. Du Bois
This pioneering work was the first full-length study of the role Black Americans played in the crucial period after the Civil war, when slaves had been freed and an attempt was made the reconstruct American society. Hailed at the time, it has justly been remained a classic.
About the Author:
W.E.B. Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, and editor. He was one of the co-founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909. He is the author of numerous books, including the seminal The Souls of Black Folk and Darkwater.