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Spiritual Isolation

Terrence L. Johnson

in Tragic Soul-Life

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780195383980
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199897469 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383980.003.0001

Series: Imagining the Americas

Spiritual Isolation

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Chapter One examines Du Bois within his early familial and social contexts. it defines what he called “spiritual isolation” as the backdrop to understanding Du Bois’s view of the tragic sense of black life. The chapter is designed to explain how my analysis of Du Bois fits within the scholarship on Du Bois

Keywords: W.E.B. Du Bois; spiritual isolation; veil of blackness; Fisk University; tragic; moral problem of blackness; white/black binary

Chapter.  7653 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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