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A Political Companion to W. E. B. Du Bois$
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Nick Bromell

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780813174907

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813174907.001.0001

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The Imperial Miracle

The Imperial Miracle

Black Reconstruction and the End(s) of Whiteness

Chapter:
(p.101) 4 The Imperial Miracle
Source:
A Political Companion to W. E. B. Du Bois
Author(s):

James Edward Ford III

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813174907.003.0005

In this essay, James Edward Ford III addresses Du Bois’s extensive use of poetry in Black Reconstruction in America, 1860–1880, particularly the multilevel argumentation through form and content that allows the poetry closing each chapter to act as a door allowing concepts to flow between disparate modes of articulation. The tension between the poetic passages and the prose pushes the reader to engage heavily with the text and discover why Du Bois chose particular poems, as well as how the poetry connects with and enhances the prose analysis of racist national culture and imperialism.Though the prose of the text never addresses the questions arising from Du Bois’s argument that racist assumptions precede legal concepts, the poetry throughout the text provides glimpses of the answers.

Keywords:   poetry, W. E. B.Du Bois, race, capitalism, black Reconstruction, global politics, Jim Crow, imperialism

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