W. E. B. Du Bois: “Marxism and the Negro Problem”

(1933)

Glossary

  • Bohunks a slur used against people of east-central European descent
  • Critique of Pure Reason a book by Immanuel Kant (1724–1804) published in 1781 and widely considered one of the most important works in the history of philosophy
  • Mathew Woll Matthew Woll (1880–1956), vice president of the American Federation of Labor from 1919 to 1955
  • Origin of Species On the Origin of Species, a book by Charles Darwin (1809–1882) published in 1859 and important in the early history of the science of evolutionary biology
  • petty bourgeoisie Anglicized form of the French petite bourgeoisie, referring to a social class above the proletariat but below that of the bourgeoisie, or upper class; generally shopkeepers and small business owners
  • proletariat the laboring class, usually used in reference to industrial workers
  • soviet a governing council, usually in a Communist country
  • William Green president of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 until his death...
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