W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture
Sponsors: African American Studies Department and
Thursday, April 3, 2008 10 a.m. University of Houston Agnes Arnold Hall 630
"The Noose and the Cross: Race, Religion, and the
Historian Edward J. Blum, professor at San Diego
Get your copy of W.E.B. Du Bois, American Prophet here. Interested persons may also wish to read Blum's "Religion and the Sociological Imagination of W.E.B. Du Bois," a 2005 article from Sociation Today. Read a review of Blum's book by historian Curtis Evans, and another review to appear in Fides et Historia.
Blum was recently named a "Top Young Historian" by the History News Network, a there are two on-line interviews with Blum and a newspaper article from The Daily Aztec that detail his scholarship and work on W.E.B. Du Bois, American Prophet. Read the first interview here, and the second interview in 7 parts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7.)
In addition, W.E.B. Du Bois, American Prophet received Honorable Mention from the Gustavus Meyers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in December 2007, and Blum's work was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction.
Blum's previous books include Reforging the White Republic: Race, Religion, and American Nationalism, 1865-1898 (which also received Honorable Mention from the Gustavus Meyers Center in 2005) and edited collections of essays titled Vale of Tears: New Essays on Religion and Reconstruction and The Souls of W.E.B. Du Bois, to be published by Mercer University Press in fall 2008.
Some of Blum's writing has appeared on History News Network, the blog "Religion and American History," and he was recently interviewed by Newsweek magazine for a piece titled "Prophets and Politicians."
© Phil Sinitiere & Edward Carson, 2008
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