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In 1915 Du Bois published The Negro , a book of just over one hundred pages which, in fact, was a history of Africa and the “Negro peoples.” He confessed in the preface that the work was premature, since “Archeological research in Africa has just begun, and many sources of information in Arabian, Portuguese, and other tongues are not fully at our command; …” In addition, he maintains that “racial prejudice against darker peoples is still too strong in so-called civilized centers for judicial appraisements of the people of Africa.” According to him, it will require new historical and scientific studies to overcome existing historical and scientific misconceptions about Africa and its people.