Up from Slavery

Up from Slavery
Author: Booker T. Washington
Pages: 342
ISBN: 9781775417002
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Release: 2009-12-01
Editor: The Floating Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Delve into the turbulent roots of race relations in the United States with this inspirational account from Booker T. Washington, a one-time slave who became an important advocate for African-American education and founded several well-known institutions of higher learning, including the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Up From Slavery details Washington's life and outlines his sometimes-controversial views on education, social justice, and racial equality.

Up from Slavery

Up from Slavery
Author: Booker T. Washington
Pages: 329
ISBN: PKEY:090AACB2387C784A
Available:
Release: 2019-09-26T17:49:03Z
Editor: Standard Ebooks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Booker Taliaferro Washington began life as a slave in Virginia shortly before emancipation, but rose to become one of the most celebrated leaders the African American community has ever had. His principal occupation was as president of the Tuskegee Institute, which he founded in 1881, but he earned national renown as an orator, writer and political advisor. His address at the Atlanta Exposition was a pivotal moment in race relations in America. Washington believed deeply in the dignity of physical labor, and that merit and talent are eventually rewarded regardless of race or class. The Tuskegee Institution was primarily a technical college, and aimed to teach industrial skills in addition to academic training. Students built many of the buildings on the campus, grew the food that was eaten there, and even made the furniture, tools and vehicles used by the school. Up from Slavery was originally published as a serialized work in The Outlook, a Christian magazine based in New York, before being collected in a single volume in 1901. This edition includes an introduction by Walter H. Page, a future U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom. This book is part of the Standard Ebooks project, which produces free public domain ebooks.

Up From Slavery

Up From Slavery
Author: Booker T. Washington
Pages: 330
ISBN: HARVARD:32044026013995
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Release: 1907
Editor: Doubleday, Page & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Deals partly with the establishment of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute.

Up from Slavery

Up from Slavery
Author: Booker T. Washington
Pages: 179
ISBN: 9788027221417
Available:
Release: 2017-10-06
Editor: Musaicum Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Up From Slavery" chronicles the life of Booker T. Washington from his days as a child slave during American Civil War to his journey though self-education and towards his growth as a prominent African American leader. This book became a best seller upon its publication in 1905 and impressed Theodore Roosevelt so much that he invited Washington to dine at White House. Excerpt: "I was born a slave on a plantation in Franklin County, Virginia. I am not quite sure of the exact place or exact date of my birth, but at any rate I suspect I must have been born somewhere and at some time. As nearly as I have been able to learn, I was born near a cross-roads post-office called Hale's Ford, and the year was 1858 or 1859. I do not know the month or the day. The earliest impressions I can now recall are of the plantation and the slave quarters—the latter being the part of the plantation where the slaves had their cabins. My life had its beginning in the midst of the most miserable, desolate, and discouraging surroundings." Booker T. Washington (1856–1915) was an American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Washington was from the last generation of black American leaders born into slavery and became the leading voice of the former slaves and their descendants. He was also a key proponent of African-American businesses and one of the founders of the National Negro Business League.

Up From Slavery

Up From Slavery
Author: Booker T. Washington,General Press
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9789380914565
Available:
Release: 2017-11-30
Editor: GENERAL PRESS
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Booker T. Washington, the most recognized national leader, orator and educator, emerged from slavery in the deep south, to work for the betterment of African Americans in the post Reconstruction period. "Up From Slavery" is an autobiography of Booker T. Washington’s life and work, which has been the source of inspiration for all Americans. Washington reveals his inner most thoughts as he transitions from ex-slave to teacher and founder of one of the most important schools for African Americans in the south, The Tuskegee Industrial Institute. Booker T. Washington’s words are profound. Washington includes the address he gave at the Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition in 1895, which made him a national figure. He imparts ‘gems of wisdom’ throughout the book, which are relevant to Americans who aspire to achieve great attainments in life. Listeners will appreciate the impassioned delivery of the reader, Andrew L. Barnes. Legacy Audio is proud to present this audio book production of "Up From Slavery" by Booker T. Washington.

Up from Slavery

Up from Slavery
Author: Booker T. Washington,Mychal Massie
Pages: 330
ISBN: 1589807898
Available:
Release: 2010-03
Editor: Pelican Publishing Company Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Booker T. Washington believed that every man and woman deserved a chance, regardless of their skin color. This classic work of literature relays the story of a man born into slavery who, once freed, pursued education and racial equality. Originally published in 1901, the new edition of Booker T. Washington's autobiography features a foreword from media personality and advocate for the advancement of African Americans, Mychal Massie. In his story, Washington details his childhood and recounts his often tumultuous transition from slavery to free life. His unwavering efforts eventually lead to the founding and evolution of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, a college created to further the education of African Americans. The distinguished author and educator remembers such notable speeches as the Atlanta Compromise in 1895 and recognitions from Samuel C. Armstrong and President McKinley. ABOUT BOOKER T. WASHINGTONBooker T. Washington (1856-1915) was born into slavery and freed after the Civil War in 1865. After completing his education and teaching at Hampton Institute, he headed the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Upon giving his famous Atlanta Compromise Speech, Washington became a national figure and received an honorary master's degree from Harvard University and an honorary doctorate from Dartmouth College. The publication of Up from Slavery garnered Washington an invitation from Pres. Theodore Roosevelt to visit the White House, the first given to an African American. ABOUT MYCHAL MASSIEIn addition to appearing on national television programs such as The O'Reilly Factor, Mychal Massie is a syndicated columnist for WorldNetDaily and the former host of Rightalk Radio's "Straight Talk." The outspoken media personality is the chairman of the National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives, Project 21. The Conservative Party of New York State recognized him as the Conservative Man of the Year in 2008. Massie lives in Zion Hill, Pennsylvania.

Up from Slavery 1901 An Autobiography

Up from Slavery  1901    An Autobiography
Author: Booker T. Washington
Pages: 120
ISBN: 1717199739
Available:
Release: 2018-04-20
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Booker Taliaferro Washington was an African-American political leader, educator and author. He was one of the dominant figures in African-American history from 1890 to 1915. He was born into slavery at the community of Hale's Ford in Franklin County, Virginia. As a young man he made his way east from West Virginia to obtain schooling at Hampton in eastern Virginia at a school established to train teachers. In his later years, Dr. Washington became a leading educator and was a prominent and popular spokesperson for African American citizens of the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century. Although labeled by some activists as an "accommodator," his work cooperating with white people and enlisting the support of wealthy philanthropists helped raise funds to establish and operate dozens of small community schools and institutions of higher education for the betterment of black persons throughout the south. Within the context of the times he did much to improve the friendship and working relationship between the races.

Up from Slavery 1901 by

Up from Slavery  1901   by
Author: Booker T. Washington
Pages: 120
ISBN: 153992761X
Available:
Release: 2016-11-04
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his personal experiences in working to rise from the position of a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton Institute, to his work establishing vocational schools-most notably the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama-to help black people and other disadvantaged minorities learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves, as a race, up by the bootstraps. He reflects on the generosity of both teachers and philanthropists who helped in educating blacks and Native Americans. He describes his efforts to instill manners, breeding, health and a feeling of dignity to students. His educational philosophy stresses combining academic subjects with learning a trade (something which is reminiscent of the educational theories of John Ruskin). Washington explained that the integration of practical subjects is partly designed to reassure the white community as to the usefulness of educating black people. This book was first released as a serialized work in 1900 through The Outlook, a Christian newspaper of New York. This work was serialized because this meant that during the writing process, Washington was able to hear critiques and requests from his audience and could more easily adapt his paper to his diverse audience.Up from Slavery chronicles more than forty years of Washington's life: from slave to schoolmaster to the face of southern race relations. In this text, Washington climbs the social ladder through hard, manual labor, a decent education, and relationships with great people. Throughout the text, he stresses the importance of education for the black population as a reasonable tactic to ease race relations in the South... Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 - November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community. Washington was from the last generation of black American leaders born into slavery and became the leading voice of the former slaves and their descendants. They were newly oppressed in the South by disenfranchisement and the Jim Crow discriminatory laws enacted in the post-Reconstruction Southern states in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His base was the Tuskegee Institute, a historically black college in Alabama. As lynchings in the South reached a peak in 1895, Washington gave a speech, known as the "Atlanta compromise," which brought him national fame. He called for black progress through education and entrepreneurship, rather than trying to challenge directly the Jim Crow segregation and the disenfranchisement of black voters in the South. Washington mobilized a nationwide coalition of middle-class blacks, church leaders, and white philanthropists and politicians, with a long-term goal of building the community's economic strength and pride by a focus on self-help and schooling. But, secretly, he also supported court challenges to segregation and passed on funds raised for this purpose.Black militants in the North, led by W. E. B. Du Bois, at first supported the Atlanta compromise but after 1909, they set up the NAACP to work for political change. They tried with limited success to challenge Washington's political machine for leadership in the black community but also built wider networks among white allies in the North. Decades after Washington's death in 1915, the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s took a more active and militant approach, which was also based on new grassroots organizations based in the South, such as CORE, SNCC and SCLC....

Three African American Classics

Three African American Classics
Author: Booker T. Washington,W. E. B. Du Bois,Frederick Douglass
Pages: 426
ISBN: 9780486457574
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Release: 2007-02-02
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This Dover edition ...is an original compilation of unabridged editions of the following works"--T.p. verso.

Up from Slavery

Up from Slavery
Author: Booker T Washington
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9798513517948
Available:
Release: 2021-06-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Booker T. Washington (April 18, 1856 - November 14, 1915) was an African American educator, leader, author and orator and was an adviser to several US presidents. He was born into slavery on a plantation in Virginia, remembering "I cannot recall a single instance during my childhood or early boyhood when our entire family sat down to the table together. On the plantation in Virginia, and even later, meals were gotten to the children very much as dumb animals get theirs... a piece of bread here and a scrap of meat there." He was nine when his family gained their emancipation and he describes the rejoicing and the apprehension as freed slaves entered a new life. His mother took the family to the free state of West Virginia. The only name he had known was "Booker," but at school, when first asked his name by the teacher, he coolly added "Washington" to be like the other children who had at least two names. This established him on a path of fitting into the white world. In the course of his life he established the Tuskegee Institute, now Tuskegee University, helped found the National Negro Business League, now eclipsed by the NAACP, and advised several US presidents. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African American community and of the contemporary Black elite. He established a powerful political and financial network to advance the cause of African Americans through education and business known as the Tuskegee Machine. Up from Slavery chronicles Washington's life from slave to schoolmaster to statesman. It was a best seller when published and for many years thereafter. In it he writes "The temptations to enter political life were so alluring that I came very near yielding to them at one time, but I was kept from doing so by the feeling that I would be helping in a more substantial way ... through a generous education of the hand, head, and heart."

Up from Slavery

Up from Slavery
Author: Booker T. Washington
Pages: 210
ISBN: 1523628529
Available:
Release: 2016-01-21
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This Squid Ink Classic includes the full text of the work plus MLA style citations for scholarly secondary sources, peer-reviewed journal articles and critical essays for when your teacher requires extra resources in MLA format for your research paper.

St Landry Up From Slavery Then Came the Fire

St  Landry Up From Slavery Then Came the Fire
Author: Leona W. Smith
Pages: 600
ISBN: 9781456760335
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Release: 2011-09-21
Editor: Author House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Note: This isn't another Mississippi Burning or another Roots!! It's a true family legacy!! (Find it on Goodreads.com) From a child, Leona W. Smith was always intrigued by family stories told to her by her parents, grandparents, and close family friends. Birthed out of the intense desire of her mother (Shirley Mae LaVergne Williams) to discover more about her paternal roots, Leona set out on a journey to research her family’s history and discovered some amazing truths about her ancestors. Told through family records and stories handed down through many generations and through the use of true –to –life accounts obtained from Federal Slave Narratives set in Louisiana, St. Landry – Up From Slavery Then Came the Fire!! is an epic story deeply rooted in historical fact that spans over 300 years of the LaVergne and Williams families. From the shores of Africa to the rice fields of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana and beyond, St. Landry – Up From Slavery Then Came the Fire! explores the hardships, struggles, defeats and triumphs endued by the families through the cruel injustices of slavery, classism and racism. Most importantly, it also explores the families’ resolute faith in God and gives documented accounts and firsthand testimonies of the amazing, miraculous power of God at work in their lives down through the generations that has left a legacy of hope, courage, and success that still endures today.

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
Author: Frances E. Ruffin
Pages: 124
ISBN: 9781402741180
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Release: 2008
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The life of the famous abolitionist.

Escape from Slavery

Escape from Slavery
Author: Francis Bok
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781429971010
Available:
Release: 2007-04-01
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this groundbreaking modern slave narrative, Francis Bok shares his remarkable story with grace, honesty, and a wisdom gained from surviving ten years in captivity. May, 1986: Selling his mother's eggs and peanuts near his village in southern Sudan, seven year old Francis Bok's life was shattered when Arab raiders on horseback, armed with rifles and long knives, burst into the quiet marketplace, murdering men and women and gathering the young children into a group. Strapped to horses and donkeys, Francis and others were taken north, into lives of slavery under wealthy Muslim farmers. For ten years, Francis lived alone in a shed near the goats and cattle that were his responsibility. Fed with scraps from the table, slowly learning bits of an unfamiliar language and religion, the boy had almost no human contact other than his captor's family. After two failed attempts to escape-each bringing severe beatings and death threats-Francis finally escaped at age seventeen, a dramatic breakaway on foot that was his final chance. Yet his slavery did not end there, for even as he made his way toward the capital city of Khartoum, others sought to deprive him of his freedom. Determined to avoid that fate and discover what had happened to his family on that terrible day in 1986, the teenager persevered through prison and refugee camps for three more years, winning the attention of United Nations officials and being granted passage to America. Now a student and an anti-slavery activist, Francis Bok has made it his life mission to combat world slavery. His is the first voice to speak for an estimated twenty seven million people held against their will in nearly every nation, including our own. Escape from Slavery is at once a riveting adventure, a story of desperation and triumph, and a window revealing a world that few have survived to tell.

Booker T Washington and Black Progress

Booker T  Washington and Black Progress
Author: William Fitzhugh Brundage
Pages: 227
ISBN: 0813026741
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Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers a collection of essays on Booker T. Washington's "Up from Slavery," providing a reinterpretation of Washington's career, leadership skills, and influence on American race relations.

Working With the Hands

Working With the Hands
Author: Booker T Washington
Pages: 154
ISBN: 9798733569437
Available:
Release: 2021-04-14
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The worth of work with the hands as an uplifting power in real education was first brought home to me with striking emphasis when I was a student at the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, which was at that time under the direction of the late General S. C. Armstrong. But I recall with interest an experience, earlier than my Hampton training, along similar lines of enlightenment, which came to me when I was a child. Soon after I was made free by the proclamation of Abraham Lincoln, there came the new opportunity to attend a public school at my home town in West Virginia. When the teacher said that the chief purpose of education was to enable one to speak and write the English language correctly, the statement found lodgment in my mind and stayed there. While at the time I could not put my thoughts into words clearly enough to express instinctive disagreement with my teacher, this definition did not seem adequate, it grated harshly upon my young ears, and I had reasons for feeling that education ought to do more for a boy than merely to teach him to read and write.

Up From Slavery

Up From Slavery
Author: Madhubun
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9789325973497
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Vikas Publishing House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Up from Slavery - 2014 (unabridged school edition) by Booker T Washington. The CBSE has prescribed this novel as Long Reading Text under the Reading Project, for class XI.

The Future of the American Negro

The Future of the American Negro
Author: Booker T. Washington
Pages: 244
ISBN: HARVARD:32044024308157
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Release: 1899
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Aims to put in more definite & permanent form the ideas regarding the negro & his future which the author expressed many times on the public platform & through the press & magazines.

Complicity

Complicity
Author: Anne Farrow,Joel Lang,Jenifer Frank
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780307414793
Available:
Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A startling and superbly researched book demythologizing the North’s role in American slavery “The hardest question is what to do when human rights give way to profits. . . . Complicity is a story of the skeletons that remain in this nation’s closet.”—San Francisco Chronicle The North’s profit from—indeed, dependence on—slavery has mostly been a shameful and well-kept secret . . . until now. Complicity reveals the cruel truth about the lucrative Triangle Trade of molasses, rum, and slaves that linked the North to the West Indies and Africa. It also discloses the reality of Northern empires built on tainted profits—run, in some cases, by abolitionists—and exposes the thousand-acre plantations that existed in towns such as Salem, Connecticut. Here, too, are eye-opening accounts of the individuals who profited directly from slavery far from the Mason-Dixon line. Culled from long-ignored documents and reports—and bolstered by rarely seen photos, publications, maps, and period drawings—Complicity is a fascinating and sobering work that actually does what so many books pretend to do: shed light on America’s past.

Henry Ford s Own Story

Henry Ford s Own Story
Author: Rose Wilder Lane
Pages: 103
ISBN: EAN:4064066442422
Available:
Release: 2021-04-11
Editor: Good Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Henry Ford's Own Story" by Rose Wilder Lane. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.