Analysis Of The Book ' The Bottom Of Hardships ' Essay

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The Bottom of Hardships The book that W.E.B. Du Bois wrote has a very descriptive set of stories that explains some situations of African American history. In the front of this, book he had multiple quotes that he felt were important. The one that stood out the most to me was, “To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships” (Du Bois 12). This quote has great depth of meaning to it. It describes what families were going through once they were freed. Many have said the statement “walk a day in my shoes” aimed towards the hardships of their lives. For the African American race, it seems that every member could attest to this as they faced an uphill battle of inequality, prejudice in the work force, and hardships in a society from a nation that was supposed to be the “door of opportunity” (Du Bois 9). From the first day in Africa when the white man was a threat, the African Americans had strife in their life. It began to get worse for some when they were shipped to America. They were pulled from their villages and betrayed. Some had it easy when they got to the other side. For the most part, sadly, a lot didn’t have it so good. Du Bois wrote the book because he cared about what was going on and wanted to show others. Reading this book really bothers some people because of how much cruelty was actually happening. African Americans, experienced strife starting at a young age. For example, when Du Bois was a kid he was…

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