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Booker T. Washington, builder of a civilization,

Author: Emmett J Scott; Lyman Beecher Stowe
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Page & Co., 1916.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the passing of a character so unique as Dr. Booker T. Washington, many of us, his friends, were anxious that his biography should be written by those best qualified to do so. It is therefore a source of gratification to us of his own race to have an account of Dr. Washington's career set forth in a form at once accurate and readable, such as will inspire unborn generations of Negroes and others to love and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Scott, Emmett J. (Emmett Jay), 1873-1957.
Booker T. Washington, builder of a civilization.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Page & Co., 1916
(OCoLC)563113702
Named Person: Booker T Washington; Booker T Washington
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emmett J Scott; Lyman Beecher Stowe
OCLC Number: 423557
Description: xx, 331, [1] pages frontispiece, plates, portraits 25 cm
Responsibility: by Emmett J. Scott and Lyman Beecher Stowe; illustrated from photographs.

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In the passing of a character so unique as Dr. Booker T. Washington, many of us, his friends, were anxious that his biography should be written by those best qualified to do so. It is therefore a source of gratification to us of his own race to have an account of Dr. Washington's career set forth in a form at once accurate and readable, such as will inspire unborn generations of Negroes and others to love and appreciate all mankind of whatever race or color. It is especially gratifying that this biography has been prepared by the two people in all America best fitted, by antecedents and by intimate acquaintance and association with Dr. Washington, to undertake it. Mr. Lyman Beecher Stowe is the grandson of Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose "Uncle Tom's Cabin" had a very direct influence on the abolition of slavery, and Mr. Emmett J. Scott was Dr. Washington's loyal and trusted secretary for eighteen years. This is not a biography in the ordinary sense. The exhaustive "Life and Letters of Booker T. Washington" remains still to be compiled. In this more modest work we have simply sought to present and interpret the chief phases of the life of this man who rose from a slave boy to be the leader of ten millions of people and to take his place for all time among America's great men. In fact, we have not even touched upon his childhood, early training and education, because we felt the story of those early strug gles and privations had been ultimately well told in his own words in "Up from Slavery." This autobiography, however, published as it was fifteen years before his death, brings the story of his life only to the threshold of his greatest achievements. In this book we seek to give the full fruition of his life's work. Each chapter is complete in itself. Each presents a complete, although by no means exhaustive, picture of some phase of his life. We take no small satisfaction in the fact that we were personally selected by Booker Washington himself for this task. He considered us qualified to produce what he wanted: namely, a record of his struggles and achievements at once accurate and readable, put in permanent form for the information of the public. He believed that such a record could best be furnished by his confidential associate, working in collaboration with a trained and experienced writer, sympathetically interested in the welfare of the Negro race. This, then, is what we have tried to do and the way we have tried to do it. - Foreword.

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