The Souls of Poor Folk
Brand: University Press of America

The Souls of Poor Folk

  • Publish Date: 2007-12-13
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Charles Lattimore Howard

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The Souls of Poor Folk is a collection of essays in the tradition of W.E.B. Du Bois's classic The Souls of Black Folk. The essays move between the scholarly, the narrative, and the testimonial just as they do in Du Bois's book. This text is meant to be a contribution to the critical dialogue around ways to alleviate poverty in our world. The contributors are diverse in their experience, origin, perspectives, and beliefs about the appropriate means to alleviate poverty and its many causes. This book is an essential companion to a multimedia initiative featuring a documentary and original music compilation available on compact disc that invites readers, listeners, and viewers to journey beyond the veil that hides the scars and blemishes of social problems, such as homelessness and poverty, especially in America. To learn more about the successful non-profit Greater Love Project initiative or to purchase other companion items including the CD, please visit: www.thesoulsofpoorfolk.org.


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