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The quest of the Silver Fleece a novel

After publishing "The Souls of Black Folk in 1903, W.E.B. Du Bois turned to fiction to continue his vital message on race in America. In 1911 he published this well -written social protest novel. In "The Quest of the Silver Fleece," Du Bois artfully weaves themes of racial equality and understanding with the stark realities of prejudice and bias. In addition to having an engaging storyline, the novel addresses the fact that, despite the legal emancipation of African Americans, the instruments of oppression, in both the economy and government, were still at work. The novel is a stark portrait of racial prejudice in America at the turn of the twentieth century.

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  • "After publishing "The Souls of Black Folk in 1903, W.E.B. Du Bois turned to fiction to continue his vital message on race in America. In 1911 he published this well -written social protest novel. In "The Quest of the Silver Fleece," Du Bois artfully weaves themes of racial equality and understanding with the stark realities of prejudice and bias. In addition to having an engaging storyline, the novel addresses the fact that, despite the legal emancipation of African Americans, the instruments of oppression, in both the economy and government, were still at work. The novel is a stark portrait of racial prejudice in America at the turn of the twentieth century."@en
  • "Cotton, the Silver Fleece, could be the answer to Zora and Bles' prayers for overcoming poverty. While attending school in Rural Alabama, they lovingly nurture their crop. but the white aristocracy is determined to control the price of cotton and monopolize the market. Can these two lovers prevail despite the daunting obstacles before them?"
  • "This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display."@en
  • ""Shaped by the author's belief that capitalism inexorably led to the exploitation of Southern farmers during Reconstruction, 'The Quest of the Silver Fleece' dramatizes the economic conflict between cotton growers and Northern capitalists. W.E.B. Du Bois uses Miss Sarah Smith's controversial school for Southern black children as the fictional device that links wealthy cotton planters, their exploited black laborers, and the interests of Wall Street and Washington"--Page 4 of cover."
  • "A controversial title of its time, the novel chronicles the complex interactions between Northern financing and Southern politics as it follows the story of free-spirited Zora, child of a Southern swamp, and her romance with Yankee-educated Bles, who will eventually face the opportunity to claim political power through corrupt means. In the middle of it all is the silver fleece, a crop of cotton rich with meaning and symbolism."
  • "The main characters, Bles Alwyn and Zora, are two young black rural Alabamians of the early 20th [century] who struggle against white supremacy, peon-masters, robber barons, political corruption--and in Zora's case, extreme misogyny--to improve their lives and those of their brethren and sistren. Everyone in the novel is wonderfully rendered in three full dimensions--especially among the supporting cast, Mary Taylor, Northern white schoolteacher cum Southern belle. One reviewer noted "that two Black protagonists, a man and a woman, who eventually work together to build an economic community -- a community that provided a way to overcome both the overt and the systemic racism of a fictional post-Reconstruction Alabama town and county." --Maxtone Witherball at Amazon.com and www.webdubois.com."

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  • "Love stories"@en
  • "Love stories"
  • "Psychological fiction"@en
  • "Psychological fiction"
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  • "The quest of the silver fleece: a novel"
  • "The quest of the silver fleece : New introd. by Herbert Aptheker"
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  • "The quest of the silver fleece : A novel"
  • "The quest of the Silver Fleece"
  • "The quest of the silver fleece; a novel, by W.E. Burghardt Du Bois. Illustrated by H.S. DeLay"@en
  • "Quest of the Silver Fleece"
  • "The quest of the Silver Fleece : a novel"@en
  • "The quest of the silver fleece; a novel"
  • "The quest of the silver fleece; a novel"@en
  • "Quest of the silver fleece"
  • "Quest of the silver fleece"@en
  • "The Quest of the silver fleece; a novel [by] W.E.B. DuBois"@en
  • "Quest of the silver fleece a novel"@en
  • "The quest of the silver fleece : a novel"@en
  • "The quest of the silver fleece : a novel"
  • "The Quest of the Silver Fleece"@en
  • "The quest of the silver fleece a novel"@en
  • "The quest of the silver fleece a novel"
  • "The quest of the silver fleece"@en
  • "The quest of the silver fleece"
  • "The Quest of the Silver Fleece A Novel"@en
  • "The quest of the silver fleece. New introd. by H. Aptheker"@en

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