Double Consciousness: It’s More Than What You Think
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Emerson’s “Address on the Emancipation of the Negroes in the British West Indies” and Du Bois’s “The Conservation of Races” amplify and limn the emotional discourse and affective-cognitive narratives of experience that are such crucial yet under-valued dimensions of their authors’ writings on reform and race, and reading them together sets up a uniquely revealing context against which to gauge the potency and limits of the most widely known idea they have in common: double consciousness.
KeywordsRacial Identity Public Nature Public Intellectualism Race Pride Black Folk
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