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W. E. B. Du Bois: Black Reconstruction in America

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August 1 + 4, 6-8pm ET

Sam Klug

W. E. B. Du Bois’s Black Reconstruction in America is a foundational work of history, a searing piece of Depression-era social criticism, a meditation on the possibility of multiracial democracy in America, and a literary masterpiece. This course explores the book’s conceptual innovations, historiographical arguments, and implications for capitalism, democracy, race, and imperialism today. We will question how history informs the present, and how the present informs the ways we tell history.

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Sam Klug is a historian of American racial and class inequality and its connections to the international order. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Modern Intellectual History, Journal of the History of International Law, and Diplomatic History, as well as in Politico Magazine, Dissent, and the Boston Review.