Need an research paper on w.e.b du bois on government politics and capitalism. Needs to be 6 pages. Please no plagiarism. During that time at Harvard, he had the opportunity to present a speech on slavery, which propelled him to the national limelight. From 1892 to 1894, he traveled to Germany where he studied history, economics, politics, and political economy at the University of Berlin and completed a thesis on agricultural economics on a Slater Fund grant (Mueller, 1993). His travel to Germany enabled him to understand the racism structure in the U.S in a broader sense, something which shaped his belief in fighting for the rights of the black people and commitment to a scholarly career in an effort to uplift the black people through education.
Upon his return to the United States in 1895, he became the first black person ever to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard, and his doctoral thesis, the suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the United States of America, 1638-1870, was published in the Harvard Historical Monograph Series (Mueller, 1993). From that time, he settled in a very successful career as an educationist and author, while still being very active in championing black rights especially on political, social, and economical fronts. His academics writings include The Souls of Black Folk, The Philadelphia Negro, and many monographs, essays, memoirs, poems, novels, and plays, that he wrote about his life, political beliefs, black identity, call for an end to racial discrimination, and various issues affecting the black people (Mueller, 1993). Through his activism, he was very instrumental in the formation of the Niagara Movement and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which was instrumental in organizing a successful protest against racial discrimination of the black people and advocating for civil and political rights of the African Americans.
Du Bois was very firm on his belief about the liberation of black people, a thing that made him differ from prominent black people activists such as Booker T. Washington who advocated for vocational education for black people and the use of one’s economic strength towards gaining acceptance in the white society and citizenship.