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Author: Amy Bass
ISBN: 0816644969
Pages: 224 pages
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press; 1 edition (September 4, 2012)
Language: English
Category: Americas
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e-Book Those About Him Remained Silent: The Battle over W. E. B. Du Bois epub download

by Amy Bass



The conclusion Professor Bass gives a lift to the book.

May 10, 2013 Robin rated it it was amazing. The conclusion Professor Bass gives a lift to the book. Seems that all of the controversy led to a greater understanding of Du Bois and his powerful ideas in the end. Knowledge wins! Yeah!. A history professor by day, Amy Bass has written about politics and sport for Slate, Salon, CNN Opinion, The Undefeated, and The Christian Century. ONE GOAL is her fourth book.

On the eve of Martin Luther King J. s 1963 March on Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois died in exile in Ghana at the age of 95, more than a half century after cofounding the NAACP. Five years after his death, residents of Great Barrington, the small Massachusetts town where Du Bois was born in 1868, proposed recognizing his legacy through the creation of a memorial park on the site of his childhood home.

Bass locates the roots of the hostility to memorialize Du Bois in a cold war worldview that reduced complicated .

Bass locates the roots of the hostility to memorialize Du Bois in a cold war worldview that reduced complicated politics to a vehement hatred of both communism and, more broadly, anti-Americanism. The town's reaction was intensified, she argues, by the racism encoded within cold war patriotism. Showing the potency of prevailing, often hidden, biases, Those About Him Remained Silent is an unexpected history of how racism, patriotism, and global politics played out in a New England community divided on how-or even if-to honor the memory of its greatest citizen.

Amy Bass’s excellent history of ‘un-American activities’ in a pleasant New England town is another cautionary illustration of the .

Amy Bass’s excellent history of ‘un-American activities’ in a pleasant New England town is another cautionary illustration of the banality of evil: in this case, the long, willful distortion of the progressive legacy of their greatest native son, W. Du Bois, by the people of Great Barrington in the service of a perverted patriotism. David Levering Lewis, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of W. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919–1963.

Showing the potency of prevailing, often hidden, biases, Those About Him Remained Silent is an unexpected history of how racism, patriotism, and global politics played out in a New England community divided on how-or even if-to honor the memory of its greatest citizen. eISBN: 978-0-8166-7042-0.

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Du Bois was given the house in 1928, and planned to renovate it, but was unable to do s. Those About Him Remained Silent: The Battle Over . The Brownies' Book magazine. Pan-African Congress. Fisk University protest (1924–1925).

Du Bois was given the house in 1928, and planned to renovate it, but was unable to do so. He sold it in 1954 and the house was torn down later that decade. The site is located on South Egremont Road (state routes 23 and 41), west of the junction with Route 71. Plans to develop the site as a memorial to Du Bois in the late 1960s were delayed due to local opposition. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Amy Bass explores this question in her challenging new book Those About Him Remained Silent: The Battle .

Amy Bass explores this question in her challenging new book Those About Him Remained Silent: The Battle Over W. Du Bois (Minnesota UP, 2009). Those who wanted to commemorate Du Bois saw a deep thinker who had overcome racism and helped found the civil rights movement; those who did not want to remember him saw Du Bois the communist who had abandoned the United States for Africa. Du Bois was both and much, much more. But historical monuments cannot reflect such complexity; they are all about simplification through selective recollection. Du Bois, however, just couldn’t be made simple.

I asked my wife if she knew who W. Du Bois was. She did, as would most Americans. I then asked her if she knew where Du Bois was born and raised. More from New Books in History. Harris Beider, White-Working Class Voices: Multiculturalism, Community-Building, and Change (Policadded 2 years ago. Helen Glew, Gender, Rhetoric and Regulation: Women’s Work in the Civil Service and the London Countadded 2 years ago.

On the eve of Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 March on Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois died in exile in Ghana at the age of 95, more than a half century after cofounding the NAACP. Five years after his death, residents of Great Barrington, the small Massachusetts town where Du Bois was born in 1868, proposed recognizing his legacy through the creation of a memorial park on the site of his childhood home. Supported by the local newspaper and prominent national figures including Harry Belafonte and Sydney Poitier, the effort to honor Du Bois set off an acrimonious debate that bitterly divided the town. Led by the local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, opponents compared Du Bois to Hitler, vilifying him as an anti-American traitor for his communist sympathies, his critique of American race relations, and his pan-Africanist worldview.

In Those About Him Remained Silent, Amy Bass provides the first detailed account of the battle over Du Bois and his legacy, as well as a history of Du Bois’s early life in Massachusetts. Bass locates the roots of the hostility to memorialize Du Bois in a cold war worldview that reduced complicated politics to a vehement hatred of both communism and, more broadly, anti-Americanism. The town’s reaction was intensified, she argues, by the racism encoded within cold war patriotism.Showing the potency of prevailing, often hidden, biases, Those About Him Remained Silent is an unexpected history of how racism, patriotism, and global politics played out in a New England community divided on how—or even if—to honor the memory of its greatest citizen.