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Up from slavery : an autobiography

Author: Booker T Washington; Joan Dunayer
Publisher: West Berlin, N.J. : Townsend Library, ©2004.
Series: Townsend Library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Born into slavery, Booker T. Washington is freed when he is nine years old. To help support his family, he then works as a salt packer, coal miner, and house servant. All the while, he longs to become educated and to educate others. Poverty, racism, and other obstacles stand in his way. Will he overcome them all, or will the many barriers prove stronger than his unwavering determination?
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Genre/Form: Biography
ESL readers
Named Person: Booker T Washington; Booker T Washington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Booker T Washington; Joan Dunayer
ISBN: 1591940311 9781591940319
OCLC Number: 57617462
Notes: "Edited to make [it] more accessible to today's readers"--Publisher's Web site.
Description: 116 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: A slave among slaves --
Boyhood days --
The struggle for an education --
Helping others --
Reconstruction and beyond --
Black and Indians --
Early days at Tuskegee --
Teaching in a stable and a henhouse --
Anxious days, sleepless nights --
Making bricks --
Making your bed before you lie in it --
Birth and death --
My Atlanta speech --
Pleasant surprises --
Tuskegee in 1901 --
Last words.
Series Title: Townsend Library.
Responsibility: Booker T. Washington ; edited and with an afterword by Joan Dunayer.

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Born into slavery, Booker T. Washington is freed when he is nine years old. To help support his family, he then works as a salt packer, coal miner, and house servant. All the while, he longs to become educated and to educate others. Poverty, racism, and other obstacles stand in his way. Will he overcome them all, or will the many barriers prove stronger than his unwavering determination?

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