Oxford University Press Introduces 19-Volume Set of the Complete Works of W.E.B Du Bois

Harvard’s Henry Louis Gates Jr. recently said that “W.E.B. Du Bois was the most arrogant Negro on the face of this earth. He slept in a three-piece suit. He thought he was the Negro.” But Professor Gates also views Du Bois as the greatest black intellectual in history and holds him in the highest regard.

Thus, it is no surprise that Professor Gates is the editor in chief of the new 19-volume set of the complete works of W.E.B. Du Bois, published by Oxford University Press. Included in the set are Du Bois’ celebrated works The Philadelphia Negro and The Souls of Black Folk. In addition to scholarly works on history and sociology, the collection includes fiction, biographies, and autobiographical essays.

The complete 19-volume collection, with more than 5,600 printed pages, is priced at $595.