W. E. B. Du Bois's Data Portraits
W. E. B. Du Bois's Data Portraits
Visualizing Black America

Drawings by W. E. B. Du Bois
Edited by Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Britt Rusert


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The colorful charts, graphs, and maps presented at the 1900 Paris Exposition by famed sociologist and black rights activist W. E. B. Du Bois offered a view into the lives of black Americans, conveying a literal and figurative representation of "the color line."

From advances in education to the lingering effects of slavery, these prophetic infographics—beautiful in design and powerful in content— make visible a wide spectrum of black experience. W. E. B. Du Bois's Data Portraits collects the complete set of graphics in full color for the first time, making their insights and innovations available to a contemporary imagination. As Maria Popova wrote, these data portraits shaped how "Du Bois himself thought about sociology, informing the ideas with which he set the world ablaze three years later in The Souls of Black Folk."

Title W. E. B. Du Bois's Data Portraits
Subtitle Visualizing Black America
Drawings by W. E. B. Du Bois
Edited by Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Britt Rusert
Publisher Princeton Architectural Press
Title First Published 23 October 2018
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 144 p.
ISBN-10 1616897066
ISBN-13 9781616897062
Publication Date 23 October 2018
Main content page count 144
Weight 19 oz.
 


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