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== Who is Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A Quick Overview ==
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== W.E.B. DuBois(1868-1963): A Quick Overview ==
 
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William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963), an American author, editor, sociologist.
== Early Life==
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== Early Life ==
 
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William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, an American author, editor, sociologist, was born into an impoverished family in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. His parents separated when he was a child, and he stayed with his mother until 1884. Although he suffered a lot, eventually he turned out to be a marvelous student. With a partial scholarship, he was enrolled into the University of Fisk when he was only 15. During that time, he witnessed race discrimination, which had an influence on him and made him determine to become a sociologist and civil rights activist. Later, he went to Harvard University and graduated with a Doctor of Laws and Doctor of Philosophy.
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== University Life ==
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After his graduation, he became a professor at Atlanta University. W.E.B Dubois had devoted all his life to studying the history and society of the United States and Africa. He wrote many books on Racism and independence of Africa. In 1899, he finished his first academic book The Philadelphia Negro, which was concerned with the first case study of a black community in the United States. There were other famous works, such as, The Souls of the Black Folk which was concerned about his anger, rage, and sadness of what black people suffered. The books he wrote could serve as valid materials and sophisticated illustrations of intellectual Black people making contributions to the American history and human civilization.
 
== Later Life ==
 
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== Major Points and Conclusions ==
 
== Major Points and Conclusions ==
Gilman lived in a time where the common role of women was subordination to men, and where their isolation from the social world was prominent. Depression, psychological stress, and mania was not unexpected in women and was often dismissed as it was usual in that day.
 
As a wife to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Walter_Stetson Charles Walter Stetson] from 1884 to 1888 (legally divorcing in 1894), Gilman suffered from depression and did not fit well into the conventional position of a housewife. A brief insight into this period of her life can be found in her story, "The Yellow Wallpaper." Her point in writing this book was not only to show her own personal struggle, but the struggle of women in low solidarity positions in society. Being confined to their homes, instead of socializing would cause the symptoms listed above. The various experiences that Gilman lived with growing up, became some of the main points in her work as an author, lecturer and social reformist. For instance, growing up mostly in the presence of her great aunts (who were [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suffragette suffragists] and abolitionists), Gilman would come to know of the cultural and gender hegemony that surrounded her. Not only were the view's of the higher classes universal, but more specifically those of men. Being a compelling feminist, her focus had a large part in gender stratification; the disproportionate division of what is known as [https://www.cliffsnotes.com/study-guides/sociology/social-and-global-stratification/what-divides-us-stratification the three Ps]: power, prestige and property. This goes hand in hand with her ideology that women also need these conditions, much like men, to remain mentally sound. This once again, is evident in her story titled, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Yellow_Wallpaper "The Yellow Wallpaper"]. Housework simply is not productive work. She advocated for professionalization of traditional female jobs such as cooking and childcare, thus calling for economic independence for women. Her perspectives were heavily rooted in both conflict theory and feminist theory ideals.
 
  
 
== Sources/Bibliography ==
 
== Sources/Bibliography ==
 
Ritzer, G. (1992). Classical sociological theory. Retrieved October 20, 2016, from mheducation.com, http://highered.mheducation.com/sites/0072824301/student_view0/chapter9/chapter_summary.html
 
 
B. (n.d.). Charlotte Perkins Gilman Biography. Retrieved October 20, 2016, from http://www.biography.com/people/charlotte-perkins-gilman-9311669#suicide
 
 
What Divides Us: Stratification. (n.d.). Retrieved October 20, 2016, from https://www.cliffsnotes.com/study-guides/sociology/social-and-global-stratification/what-divides-us-stratification
 
 
Britanica, E. E. (n.d.). Charlotte Perkins Gilman AMERICAN AUTHOR AND SOCIAL REFORMER. Retrieved October 20, 2016, from https://www.britannica.com/biography/Charlotte-Perkins-Gilman
 
 
Charlotte Perkins Gilman. (n.d.). Retrieved October 20, 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_Perkins_Gilman
 
 
Charlotte Perkins Gilman.(n.d.).Retrieved October 20, 2016,http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/charlotte-perkins-gilman-5341.php
 

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W.E.B. DuBois(1868-1963): A Quick Overview

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963), an American author, editor, sociologist.

Early Life

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, an American author, editor, sociologist, was born into an impoverished family in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. His parents separated when he was a child, and he stayed with his mother until 1884. Although he suffered a lot, eventually he turned out to be a marvelous student. With a partial scholarship, he was enrolled into the University of Fisk when he was only 15. During that time, he witnessed race discrimination, which had an influence on him and made him determine to become a sociologist and civil rights activist. Later, he went to Harvard University and graduated with a Doctor of Laws and Doctor of Philosophy.

University Life

After his graduation, he became a professor at Atlanta University. W.E.B Dubois had devoted all his life to studying the history and society of the United States and Africa. He wrote many books on Racism and independence of Africa. In 1899, he finished his first academic book The Philadelphia Negro, which was concerned with the first case study of a black community in the United States. There were other famous works, such as, The Souls of the Black Folk which was concerned about his anger, rage, and sadness of what black people suffered. The books he wrote could serve as valid materials and sophisticated illustrations of intellectual Black people making contributions to the American history and human civilization.

Later Life

Her Work

Major Points and Conclusions

Sources/Bibliography