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The education of Booker T. Washington : American democracy and the idea of race relations

Author: Michael Rudolph West
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Booker T. Washington has long held an ambiguous position in the pantheon of black leadership. Lauded by some in his own lifetime as a black George Washington, he was also derided by others as a Benedict Arnold. In "The Education of Booker T. Washington," Michael West offers a major reinterpretation of one of the most complex and controversial figures in American history. West reveals the personal and political  Read more...
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Named Person: Booker T Washington; Booker T Washington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Rudolph West
ISBN: 0231130481 9780231130486 0231503822 9780231503822
OCLC Number: 61724515
Description: xii, 281 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: "The great and intricate problem." Democracy, the Negro problem, and the idea of race relations --
"Negroes whose habits you know." The boy, "Booker," progress, and "racial feeling" --
"They will pull against you the load downward." The freedpeople's failure and Booker Washington's rescue --
"Gathered from miscellaneous sources." Democratic possibilities and other kinds of "racial feelings" --
"Prepared for the exercise of these privileges." A new Negro and the end of democracy.
Responsibility: Michael Rudolph West.

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"West's reflections offer fresh considerations on the complex consequences of American racism." -- "Library Journal"

 
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