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Up from Slavery (Penguin Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780140390513
ISBN10: 0140390510
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Vividly recounting Washington's life--his childhood as a slave, struggle for education, founding and presidency of the Tuskegee Institute, and meetings with the country's leaders, this book reveals the conviction he held that the black man's salvation lay in education, industriousness and self-reliance.

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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.

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lukas, January 12, 2014 (view all comments by lukas)
Along with Frederick Douglass's "Narrative" and DuBois's "The Souls of Black Folks," Booker T. Washington's "Up From Slavery" is one of the most important books of African-American non-fiction of the post-slavery era. An influential educator and advocate for black rights, Washington is a polarizing figure because more radical African-Americans (such as DuBois) accused him of compromise and being overly deferential to whites. There's certainly none of the anger you'll find in Douglass or none of the horrors of slave narratives, but I think Washington did the best he could given the circumstances and this is a milestone in both African-American writing and cultural progress.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140390513
Author:
Washington, Booker T.
Author:
Harlan, Louis R.
Author:
Washington, Booker T.
Author:
Harlan, Louis R.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Educators
Subject:
United states
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Education and guidance
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Tuskegee institute
Subject:
Washington, booker t., 1856-1915
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Educators -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Educators -- United States.
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
no. 2-
Publication Date:
19860131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.94x5.08x.77 in. .61 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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