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Up from Slavery: An Autobiography (Penguin Classics) [Paperback]

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Pages   400
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 1986
Publisher   Penguin Group USA
Age  18
ISBN  0140390510  
EAN  9780140390513  

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Item Description...
The Black educator documents his struggle for freedom and self-respect and his fight to establish industrial training programs

Publishers Description
During his unchallenged reign as Black America's spokesman, former slave Booker T. Washington treaded a dangerous middle ground in a time of racial backlash and disenfranchisement. He publicly acquiesced to Whites on the issues of social equality, and he fiercely exhorted Blacks, through his national political machine, to unite and improve their lot. Washington worked ceaselessly through many channels, to gain moral and financial support for his people and for his beloved Tuskegee Institute. This autobiography helped him at these endeavours more than all other efforts combined. It recounts Washington's life - his childhood as a slave, his struggle for education, his founding and presidency of the Tuskegee Institute, and his meetings with the country's leaders, revealing the conviction he held that the Black man's salvation lay in education, industriousness, and self-reliance.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) was born a slave on a Virginia farm. Later freed, he headed and developed the Tuskegee Institute and became a leader in education. Widely considered a spokesman for his people, he emphasized social concern in three books as well as his autobiography.
Louis R. Harlan, born in Clay County, Mississippi, in 1922, is Professor of History at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of "Separate and Unequal" (University of North Carolina Press, 1958) and of a two-volume biography of Booker T. Washington (Oxford University Press, 1972, 1983). He is the editor, with Raymond W. Smock, of "The Booker T. Washington Papers "(13 vols., University of Illinois Press, 1972-84). He has been awarded the Beveridge Prize, Bancroft Prize, and Pulitzer Prize for his biography of Washington.

Booker T. Washington lived in the state of Alabama. Booker T. Washington was born in 1856 and died in 1915.

Booker T. Washington has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
  2. Pelican Pouch Series
  3. Penguin Classics
  4. Tantor Unabridged Classics

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He Knew His Role and Performed It Well...  Feb 13, 2010
A fascinating read about the life and times of Booker T. Washington and his march from slavery to one of the foremost men of his time.

His views may seem quite antiquated in today's world, given what has happened and not happened in the last 100 years in race relations and it is easy to see how Black leaders of today might be critical of Washington's views and perspectives.

But to do so would be to make the all too common mistake of imprinting and transferring today's value system and experiences on a culture and time of long ago. Anyone can look back with 20-20 hindsight and criticize. What matters most is having a plan to move forward from where you are, and Booker T. Washington certainly had that. His is a remarkable story of courage, grace, and iron-willed determination, for himself and for his race.

While today's leaders and purists might criticize Washington, it should never be forgotten that he took the first steps and led his race and the entire South in the first steps, no matter how imperfect they may be in hindsight, up and away from slavery.

There had to be a Booker T. Washington to bridge the gap between what was and what was to be. He knew his role and peformed it well.
An All-time Classic  Jul 15, 2009
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography I remember listening to "Your Story Hour" tapes about Booker T. Washington as a child. I especially remember "that Yankee woman," as the exacting schoolmaster was called in the tapes. It was really interesting to read the book after all these years. The amazing thing is that Booker T. Washington had such a positive, progressive attitude after all he had been through. His success in helping others to regain their self-respect, earn a living, and lift each other up is something I truly admire.
A Classic and Uplifting Book  Jul 15, 2009
Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) believed that African-Americans needed to sweep away the ignorance that their subservient position had left them with, and earn the respect of the whites through hard work and excellence. In 1881 he founded the Tuskegee Institute to teach African-Americans how to study, work hard and intelligently, and how to have respect for themselves and others. This is Mr. Washington's story of his youth and his success at Tuskegee.

Up from Slavery is a fascinating and uplifting book. Though cognizant of the racism that often surrounded him, Mr. Washington never lost his faith in the basic goodness of the people of all colors that he met.

If you want to read a book that is a window on the America of the late nineteenth century, or if you want an uplifting book about a man of faith and love, then I highly recommend that you get this book!
My Hero  May 5, 2009
Up From Slavery Booker T. Washington has been one of my all-time favorite American heroes -- ever since I first read about him in 4th grade. Washington had a gift for writing, and his autobiography, as well as his essays, are very easy to read, understand, and enjoy. The more I study and learn about him, the more impressed I am with his vision, his integrity, and his drive to improve his people and their lot in life.
up from slavery  Apr 2, 2009
a good read with much information from the early america era. Booker T. Washington use the brain over violence and suceeded where others failed. excellent read.!!!!

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