"These thought-provoking reminiscences on race recapture the spirit of W. E. B. Du Bois, and join it to a sensibility of our time."
–Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States 1492-Present
"Rebecca Carroll has written a heart-rending, subtle and very personal commentary on the division between American blacks and whites, one that cannot fail to beguile its readers."
–Louis Begley, author of Shipwreck and About Schmidt
"I was deeply moved–and enlightened–by Rebecca Carroll’s book of reflection on Du Bois’s classic. The voices of the well-known African-Americans were revealing, but it was the personal memoir of Carroll herself that really knocked me out. It is a perfect guide in reading The Souls of Black Folk."
–Studs Terkel, author of Race
From the Trade Paperback edition.