"If Democrats and Barack Obama want to ‘get religion’ and if historians want to witness a deep commitment to leftist politics and spirituality, they should get to know the spiritual side of W. E. B. Du Bois," writes historian Edward J. Blum in a History News Network editorial.
Earlier this month, History News Network blogger Ralph E. Luker said that Blum’s new book W.E.B. Du Bois, American Prophet was "rowing against the tide, but it is creating a lot of waves." If the first comments on Blum’s editorial are any indication, those waves will grow in intensity.