Up from slavery: an autobiography

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Booker T. Washington's classic memoir of enslavement, emancipation, and community advancement in the Reconstruction Era. Born into slavery on a tobacco farm in nineteenth-century Virginia, Booker T. Washington became one of the most powerful intellectuals of the Reconstruction Era. As president of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, he advocated for the advancement of African Americans through education and entrepreneurship. In Up from Slavery, Washington speaks frankly and honestly about his enslavement and emancipation, struggle to receive an education, and life's work as an educator. In great detail, Washington describes establishing the Tuskegee Institute, from teaching its first classes in a hen house to building a prominent institution through community organization and a national fundraising campaign. He also addresses major issues of the era, such as the Jim Crow laws, Ku Klux Klan, and "false foundation" of Reconstruction policy. Up From Slavery is based on biographical articles written for the Christian newspaper Outlook and includes the full text of Washington's revolutionary Atlanta Exposition address. First published in 1901, this powerful autobiography remains a landmark of African American literature as well as an important firsthand account of post-Civil War American history. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
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author2-role , "Up From Slavery" is the classic autobiography of one of the most controversial figures in American history, Booker T. Washington. "Up From Slavery", recounts Washington's rise from a Virginia tobacco farm slave to his long standing tenure as President of the famed Tuskegee Institute of Alabama. Washington's message is one of the advancement of African Americans through economic empowerment for as he put it, "the individual who can do something that the world wants done will, in the end, make his way regardless of his race." His message of self-empowerment has been a dramatic force in the fight for racial equality and shall forever be remembered in the annals of American history., 0199552398 (pbk.), 0486110699 (electronic bk.), 1 online resource, 1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 08 min.)) :digital., 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 30 min.)) :digital., 10757082Midwest Tape, LLChttp://www.midwesttapes.com, 10878730Midwest Tape, LLChttp://www.midwesttapes.com, 11457986Midwest Tape, LLChttp://www.midwesttapes.com, 11472582Midwest Tape, LLChttp://www.midwesttapes.com, 11532860Midwest Tape, LLChttp://www.midwesttapes.com, 11602634Midwest Tape, LLChttp://www.midwesttapes.com, 11842642Midwest Tape, LLChttp://www.midwesttapes.com, 11899815Midwest Tape, LLChttp://www.midwesttapes.com, 11907543Midwest Tape, LLChttp://www.midwesttapes.com, 11908802Midwest Tape, LLChttp://www.midwesttapes.com, 1400191343 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 1420952390 (electronic bk.), 1481577018 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 1504042433 (electronic bk.), 1596250224 (electronic bk.), 162558654X (electronic bk.), 1627557865 (electronic bk.), 1632208091 (electronic bk.), 1781669961 (electronic bk.), 2008 reissue of the 19th century classic., 33021028664370abiogBIOGRAPH HISTORY WASHINGTbr1640594a, 370.92B, 370/.92, 370/.92B, 923.773, 732670, 2008279129, 9780199552399 (pbk.), 9780486110691 (electronic bk.), 9781400191345 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 9781420952391 (electronic bk.), 9781481577014 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 9781504042437 (electronic bk.), 9781596250222 (electronic bk.), 9781625586544 (electronic bk.), 9781627557863 (electronic bk.), 9781632208095 (electronic bk.), 9781781669969 (electronic bk.), African American civil rights workers, African American educators, African Americans, Andrews, William L.,1946-, BIO006000BIO019000BIO002000BIO026000SOC001000, BIOGRAPH HISTORY WASHINGT, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Educators, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, Booker T. Washington fought his way out of slavery to become an educator, statesman, political shaper, and proponent of the "do it yourself" idea. In his autobiography, he describes his early life as a slave on a Virginia plantation, his steady rise during the Civil War, his struggle for education, his schooling at the Hampton Institute, and his years as founder and president of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, which was devoted to helping minorities learn useful, marketable skills. He gives an account of his travels, speeches, and meetings with various leaders, including Theodore Roosevelt in the White House. Employing a didactic tone, Washington deftly sets forth his belief that the black man's salvation lies in education, industriousness, and self-reliance. This is the true-life story of a man of real courage and dedication., Booker T. Washington's classic memoir of enslavement, emancipation, and community advancement in the Reconstruction Era. Born into slavery on a tobacco farm in nineteenth-century Virginia, Booker T. Washington became one of the most powerful intellectuals of the Reconstruction Era. As president of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, he advocated for the advancement of African Americans through education and entrepreneurship. In Up from Slavery, Washington speaks frankly and honestly about his enslavement and emancipation, struggle to receive an education, and life's work as an educator. In great detail, Washington describes establishing the Tuskegee Institute, from teaching its first classes in a hen house to building a prominent institution through community organization and a national fundraising campaign. He also addresses major issues of the era, such as the Jim Crow laws, Ku Klux Klan, and "false foundation" of Reconstruction policy. Up From Slavery is based on biographical articles written for the Christian newspaper Outlook and includes the full text of Washington's revolutionary Atlanta Exposition address. First published in 1901, this powerful autobiography remains a landmark of African American literature as well as an important firsthand account of post-Civil War American history. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices., Born in a Virginia slave hut, Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) rose to become the most influential spokesman for African-Americans of his day. In this eloquently written book, he describes events in a remarkable life that began in bondage and culminated in worldwide recognition for his many accomplishments. In simply written yet stirring passages, he tells of his impoverished childhood and youth, the unrelenting struggle for an education, early teaching assignments, his selection in 1881 to head Tuskegee Institute, and more. A firm believer in the value of education as the best route to advancement, Washington disapproved of civil-rights agitation and in so doing earned the opposition of many black intellectuals. Yet, he is today regarded as a major figure in the struggle for equal rights, one who founded a number of organizations to further the cause and who worked tirelessly to educate and unite African-Americans., College presidents, DLCDLCDLCTnLvILS, Digital content provided by hoopla., Dover thrift editions, Dover thrift editions., E185.97.W4A3 2008, Educators, Electronic books., First published serially in the Christian newspaper "The Outlook" in 1900, "Up from Slavery" is the classic autobiography of one of the most controversial figures in American history, Booker T. Washington. "Up from Slavery", recounts Washington's rise from a Virginia tobacco farm slave to his long standing tenure as President of the famed Tuskegee Institute of Alabama. Booker T. Washington was instrumental in helping to establish schools specializing in vocational training for minorities in order to advance their position in society by obtaining marketable skills. Washington's message was one of the advancement of African Americans through economic empowerment for as he put it, "the individual who can do something that the world wants done will, in the end, make his way regardless of his race." While he has been described as an "accommodationist" and a "calculating realist", his message of self-empowerment has been a dramatic force in the fight for racial equality and shall forever be remembered in the annals of American history., For the fifty years that followed its original publication in 1901, Up From Slavery was the most widely known book written by an African American. The life of Booker T. Washington was the embodiment of the American self-made man, and his autobiography gave voice for the first time to a vast group that had to pull itself up from nothing. The well-documented ordeals and observations of this humble and plainspoken schoolmaster reveal traces of Washington's other nature: the ambitious and tough-minded analyst. Here was a man who had to balance the demands of his fellow blacks with the constraints imposed on him by whites.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.This story of Booker T. Washington's rise to distinction emphasizes 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 in life. As far as Washington was concerned, slavery only made the black person stronger. He also argued that both blacks and whites would benefit more from giving blacks vocational training than from encouraging the "craze for Greek and Latin learning." While this set him at odds with other black leaders of his time, it also set the groundwork for Washington's Tuskegee Institute to be the best-funded black educational institution of its era., Great illustrated classics, Great illustrated classics., In 1856, Washington was born into a family of slaves in Virginia. From there it seemed that his fate had been sealed-to live out his life as a worker in Virginia. But, this was not the case for Washington, whose impoverished childhood and undying desire for education fueled him into a dedicated obsession with the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute until he found himself enrolled at the school itself. As an educated man, Booker T. Washington rose to power with his views on civil rights. Washington's belief in education as well as trade skills for African Americans brought followers, and opposition, from all around. In Up from Slavery, all of Washington's trials and tribulations are laid out on the page, with nothing left unsaid. Booker T. Washington wrote Up from Slavery over the course of many years in post-Civil War America. It not only contains articles originally published in Outlook magazine, but autobiographical anecdotes as well, which were written throughout Washington's travels in the south., Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxiv]-xxv) and index., MWT10757082, MWT10878730, MWT11457986, MWT11472582, MWT11532860, MWT11602634, MWT11842642, MWT11899815, MWT11907543, MWT11908802, Made available through hoopla, Midwestrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., Oxford ;New York :Oxford University Press,2008., Oxford world's classics, Oxford world's classics., Read by Jonathan Reese., Read by Noah Waterman., Reese, Jonathan., SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies, Slaves, Slaves' writings, American., The fascinating autobiography of late-19th/early-20th century African American educator, author, orator, and political leader Booker T. Washington., Tuskegee Institute., Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute., UP FROM SLAVERY, Unabridged classics, Unabridged classics., Unabridged., Up from Slavery, Up from Slavery is one of the most influential biographies ever written. On one level it is the life story of Booker T. Washington and his rise from slavery to accomplished educator and activist. On another level it the story of how an entire race strove to better itself. Washington makes it clear just how far race relations in America have come, and to some extent, just how much further they have to go. Written with wit and clarity., Up from slavery /Booker T. Washington ; edited with an introduction and notes by William L. Andrews., Up from slavery :an autobiography, Up from slaveryBooker T. 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subject_facet African American civil rights workers -- Biography, African American educators -- Biography, African Americans -- Biography, African Americans -- Education -- 19th century, African Americans -- History -- 19th century, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Educators, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, College presidents -- United States -- Biography, Educators -- United States -- Biography, Electronic books, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies, Slaves -- United States -- Biography, Slaves' writings, American, Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, Washington, Booker T., -- 1856-1915
title_display Up from slavery
title_full UP FROM SLAVERY [electronic resource] WASHINGTON, BOOKER T., Up From Slavery, Up from Slavery [electronic resource] Washington, Booker T., Up from slavery / Booker T. Washington ; edited with an introduction and notes by William L. Andrews, Up from slavery : an autobiography [electronic resource] Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915,, Up from slavery [electronic resource] / Booker T. Washington
title_short Up from slavery
title_sub an autobiography
topic_facet African American civil rights workers, African American educators, African Americans, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Educators, College presidents, Education, Educators, Electronic books, History, Nonfiction, Slaves, Slaves' writings, American, Washington, Booker T