W. E. B. Du Bois

The Scholar Denied : W.E.B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology

Monica Bell
Los Angeles Review of Books
This new book argues that W. E. B. Du Bois was the first of the USA's modern sociologists. Du Bois's empirically-based studies of African Americans at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries are models of sociological research. Aldon Morris details this legacy, which academic Sociology still does not universally acknowledge. In this review, Monica Bell considers the significance of Morris's argument.