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Up from slavery : an autobiography

Author: Booker T Washington
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble, [2003]
Series: Barnes & Noble Library of essential reading.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Up From Slavery"is one of the most widely read African American autobiographies in the English language. It details how prominent African American leader Booker T. Washington rose from slavery to become one of the nation's most prominent orators and educators at the turn of the 20th century.
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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: 0760752346 9780760752340
OCLC Number: 83771553
Notes: "Originally published in 1901"--Title page verso.
Description: xv, 208 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Slave among slaves --
Boyhood days --
Struggle for an education --
Helping others --
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 --
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 --
Atlanta exposition address --
Secret of success in public speaking --
Europe --
Last words.
Series Title: Barnes & Noble Library of essential reading.
Responsibility: Booker T. Washington ; introduction by James Robinson.

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An autobiography of a slave's rise to distinction which asserts that a strong work ethic and excellence in whatever one is doing will be rewarded no matter what race or what position a person holds  Read more...

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