A leading historian of Du Bois discusses the relevance today of Du Bois's prophetic work. Marable is among the most prominent black scholars in the US. The author of the How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America (first edition sold over 30,000 copies). This book provides new insights into Du Bois's lesser known views on women's suffrage, socialism and peace. Will be a perfect companion to the recent 100th anniversary edition of Du Bois's Souls of Black Folk. Distinguished historian and social activist Manning Marable's book, W. E. B. Du Bois: Black Radical Democrat, brings out the interconnections, unity, and consistency of W. E. B. Du Bois's life and writings. Marable covers Du Bois's disputes with Booker T. Washington, his founding of the NAACP, his work as a social scientist, his life as a popular figure, and his involvement in politics, placing them into the context of Du Bois's views on black pride, equality, and cultural diversity. Marable stresses that, as a radical democrat, Du Bois viewed the problems of racism as intimately connected with capitalism. The publication of this updated edition follows more than one hundred celebrations recently marking the 100th anniversary of Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk. Marable broadens earlier biographies with a new introduction highlighting Du Bois's less-known advocacy of women's suffrage, socialism, and peace and he traces his legacy to today in an era of changing racial and social conditions.