William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963) is the greatest of African American intellectuals--a sociologist, historian, novelist, and activist whose astounding career spanned the nation's history from Reconstruction to the civil rights movement. Born in Massachusetts and educated at Fisk, Harvard, and the University of Berlin, Du Bois penned his epochal masterpiece, The Souls of Black Folk, in 1903. It remains his most studied and popular work; its insights into life at the turn of the 20th century still ring true.
This is the 2018 updated Penguin Classics edition with a new introduction by Ibram Kendi and the essays The Talented Tenth and The Souls of White Folk included. The ISBN has been moved from the older Penguin Classics edition.