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David Levering Lewis

American historian

David Levering Lewis (born May 25, 1936) is an American historian, a Julius Silver University Professor, and a professor of history at New York University. He is twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, for part one and part two of his biography of W. E. B. Du Bois (in 1994 and 2001, respectively). He is the first author to win Pulitzer Prizes for biography for two successive volumes on the same subject. The author of eight books and editor of two more, Lewis concentrates on comparative history with special focus on twentieth-century United States social history and civil rights. His interests include nineteenth-century Africa, twentieth-century France, and Islamic Spain.
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W. E. B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race, 1868–1919

first part of a biography on W.E.B. Du Bois by David Levering Lewis

author: David Levering Lewis


W. E. B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century 1919–1963

second part of a biography on W.E.B. Du Bois by David Levering Lewis

author: David Levering Lewis


When Harlem was in vogue

author: David Levering Lewis

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