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W. E. B. DuBois's The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study

Book Spine of The Philadelphia Negro

A detail of the book spine of The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study by W. E. B. DuBois (1899) features a broken chain. The book documents African American life in Philadelphia at the turn of the twentieth century.

Original Author: W. E. B. DuBois

Created: 1899

Medium: Book spine

Courtesy of University of Virginia Library

Birthplace of Negroes, Seventh Ward.

A chart breaks down the birthplaces of African American residents in Philadelphia's predominantly black Seventh Ward at the turn of the twentieth century. The largest number of residents were born in the city (2,939); the next largest group were born in Virginia (1,951). These findings were published in W. E. B. DuBois's The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study (1899), a sociological examination of the local African American population commissioned by the University of Pennsylvania.

Original Author: W. E. B. DuBois

Created: 1899

Medium: Printed chart

Courtesy of University of Virginia Library

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  • Book Spine of The Philadelphia Negro

    A detail of the book spine of The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study by W. E. B. DuBois (1899) features a broken chain. The book documents African American life in Philadelphia at the turn of the twentieth century.

    Original Author: W. E. B. DuBois

    Created: 1899

    Medium: Book spine

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Library

  • Birthplace of Negroes, Seventh Ward.

    A chart breaks down the birthplaces of African American residents in Philadelphia's predominantly black Seventh Ward at the turn of the twentieth century. The largest number of residents were born in the city (2,939); the next largest group were born in Virginia (1,951). These findings were published in W. E. B. DuBois's The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study (1899), a sociological examination of the local African American population commissioned by the University of Pennsylvania.

    Original Author: W. E. B. DuBois

    Created: 1899

    Medium: Printed chart

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Library