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The art of the possible : Booker T. Washington and Black leadership in the United States, 1881-1925

Author: Kevern Verney
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Art of the Possible is a new study of the ideas and achievements of Booker T. Washington, the most influential African-American leader of the period 1881-1915. There is now widespread recognition by historians that the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s was the culmination of complex, long-term developments dating back to the turn of the century. The decades after 1880 brought profound changes to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Booker T Washington; Booker T Washington; Booker T Washington; Booker T Washington; Booker T Washington; Booker T Washington; Booker T Washington; Booker T Washington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevern Verney
ISBN: 081533723X 9780815337232
OCLC Number: 46321149
Description: ix, 219 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: African-American History, 1865-1925 --
The lion and the lamb: Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington --
Roads not taken: Booker T. Washington as a Race Leader --
As separate as the five fingers: Booker T. Washington and the age of Jim Crow --
Realist or reactionary? Booker T. Washington and the great migration --
The realist and the dreamer? Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois --
The wizard and the goat: Booker T. Washington, Ralph W. Tyler, and the National Negro Business League --
The sorcerer and the apprentice: Booker T. Washington and Marcus Garvey --
Booker T. Washington and African-American autobiography --
Booker T. Washington and African-American history: a historiographical perspective.
Responsibility: Kevern Verney.
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