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Up from slavery : an autobiography

Author: Booker T Washington
Publisher: Secaucus, N.J. : Carol Pub. Group, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : Carol Pub. Group edView all editions and formats
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Born a slave in Virginia in 1856, Booker T. Washington rose in prominence to become Black America's foremost spokesman. This is the dramatic autobiographical account of Washington's struggle to succeed and prosper in a country that refused to acknowledge his existence, and of how one man stood fast against the social and idealogical bias prevalent in his day. Historically acknowledged as one of America's most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Booker T Washington; Booker T Washington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Booker T Washington
ISBN: 080652183X : 9780806521831
OCLC Number: 57557147
Notes: Includes index.
"A University Books title."
"The foremost Black educator of his times"--Cover.
Description: 330 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: A slave among slaves --
Boyhood days --
The struggle for an education --
Helping others --
The Reconstruction period --
Black race and Red race --
Early days at Tuskegee --
Teaching school in a stable and a hen-house --
Anxious days and sleepless nights --
A harder task than making bricks without straw --
Making their beds before they could lie on them --
Raising money --
Two thousand miles for a five-minute speech --
The Atlanta exposition address --
The secret of success in public speaking --
Europe --
Last words.
Responsibility: by Booker T. Washington.

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Born a slave in Virginia in 1856, Booker T. Washington rose in prominence to become Black America's foremost spokesman. This is the dramatic autobiographical account of Washington's struggle to succeed and prosper in a country that refused to acknowledge his existence, and of how one man stood fast against the social and idealogical bias prevalent in his day. Historically acknowledged as one of America's most powerful and persuasive orators, Booker T. Washington consistently challenged the forces of racial prejudice at a time when such behavior from a Black man was unheard of. While he mollified White leaders by publicly agreeing with their racist views of social parity, he also worked tirelessly to convince Blacks to work together as one people in order to improve their lives and the future of their race. It tells the story of Washington's unique American experience -- a struggle that he began as a slave and never gave up. From his fight for education to his founding of the world-renowned Tuskegee Institute, Washington's Up From Slavery is one of the most significant and defining works in American literature.

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