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The Philadelphia Negro; a social study, by W. E. Burghardt Du Bois. Together with a special report on domestic service by Isabel Eaton.

Collection History

This digital compilation was developed in support of the NYPL website, "The African American Migration Experience," a sweeping 500-year historical narrative from the transatlantic slave trade to the Western migration, the colonization movement, the Great Migration, and the contemporary immigration of Caribbeans, Haitians, and sub-Saharan Africans.

Related Resources

NYPL. "In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience."(2005) <>

Collection Data

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Place: Philadelphia
Publisher: Published for the University
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc Rare 309.174-D (Du Bois, W. E. B. Philadelphia Negro)
African Americans -- Philadelphia (Pa.)
Physical Description
Extent: Xx, 520 p. illus. 26 cm.
Type of Resource
Barcode: 33433034103451
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11583932
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5e40df40-c626-012f-8307-58d385a7bc34
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