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  • ISBN 1419192167
  • ISBN13 978-1591940319
  • Language English
  • Author Booker T. Washington
  • Publisher Townsend Press (May 1, 2004)
  • Pages 116
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  • Category Social Science
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  • Size ePub 1443 kb
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This Townsend Library classic has been carefully edited to be more accessible to today's students. It includes a background note about the book, an author's biography, and a lively afterword. Acclaimed by educators nationwide, the Townsend Library is helping millions of young adults discover the pleasure and power of reading.

Booker Taliaferro Washington, the educator and racial spokesman who remains one of the most controversial figures in African-American history, was born into slavery on a tobacco farm in Franklin County, Virginia, on April 5, 1856

Booker Taliaferro Washington, the educator and racial spokesman who remains one of the most controversial figures in African-American history, was born into slavery on a tobacco farm in Franklin County, Virginia, on April 5, 1856. His mother was the plantation's cook; his father was an unknown white man. At the close of the Civil War, Washington moved with his mother and stepfather to the river town of Malden, West Virginia, where he toiled in coal mines and salt furnaces, securing a basic education in his spare time

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Booker T. Washington (1856-1915). ca. 550K University Library, UNC-Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997. W315 (Rare Book Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Any hyphens occurring in line breaks have been removed, and the trailing part of a word has been joined to the preceding line. All quotation marks and ampersand have been transcribed as entity references.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Reading 'Up From Slavery' has provided my students with an opportunity to encounter a key figure in African American history on his own terms. It has provided them with greater insight into the mind of this man and his times. Matthew Hawkins, Carlow College. Andrews sets it in context in a first-rate introduction. -Roy E. Finkenbine, Hampton University.

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 is the 1901 autobiography of American educator Booker T. Washington (1856–1915). The book describes his personal experience of having to work to rise up from the position of a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and. Washington (1856–1915)

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Author(s): Booker T. Washington. Published April 26th 2012 by Dover Publications. ISBN: 0486287386 (ISBN13: 9780486287386). Author(s): Booker T. Published October 2nd 2012 by Acheron Press.

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Read this book if you are in search of a truly uplifting experience. Booker T. Washington was freed from slavery at the age of 9 by the Lincoln Emancipation Act during the terrible American War between the States. He had led a harsh, deprived life but had one of those great minds & souls that enabled him to overcome his past. Education was the path. He attended college. Working as a janitor to pay for it. His whole life, aided by generous, far seeing white people, this in the Deep South, was devoted to the education of black people. Eventually he founded the famous Tuskegee College in Alabama. His tours of America to raise funds brought him fame, & the funds. Many of his speeches became famous all over America & beyond. This book is full of the determination, energy & love that one man showed to the world in some of the most troubled times America has seen. I hope everyone reads it.
I am sure I read Up from Slavery as a young person and have always been aware of Booker T Washington's success, philosophy, and the controversy concerning his support of industrial education. Reading now, a few decades later was quite enlightening especially in reflecting on the years after Washington's death when life in the South for former slaves did not seem to show that upward spiral that Washington expected. That is not a criticism of Washington but a sad reflection on how blatant racism and unfortunate economic circumstances overwhelmed the good that he felt he had accomplished for "his" people and the South. On the other hand, the success of Tuskegee is all the more remarkable if one assumes things were even worse than Washington described in his life. I read the book this second time to look at cultural issues of the time and to get a feel for how Washington described and responded to the racism that seemed to be so detrimental to most southern blacks except possibly extraordinary people like Washington. While exceedingly diplomatic and politically correct, he obviously knew racism as well as anyone and made his negative view of it very clear despite almost entirely dwelling on the positives he saw or imagined while promoting the virtues of those in a position to support his cause or at least not hinder it.
This book was recommended to me several years ago, but I just got around to reading it on my Kindle recently. In fact, I just finished it a few days ago. I enjoyed it tremendously and have developed an even higher regard for Mr. Washington than ever. Like my dad, he believed in developing a strong work ethic in young people under his care as well as seeing them gain knowledge from good books and wisdom from wise mentors.

He sought to help his people build a strong foundation within strong families and communities. His belief was that social equality would come naturally when people of various ethnic backgrounds realized that they needed each other to thrive financially, morally, and spiritually. Mr. Washington was a very optimistic individual who saw great things on the horizon for his people and for the nation he loved. I mourn the fact that others, both white and black, did not share his vision but sought, instead, to further their own agendas and protect their "territory." I think Mr. Washington would be mourning, too, right now.

I highly recommend this book to others whether they end up agreeing with Mr. Washington or not. His experiences and his resolve to better the lives of those whose lives touched his provide an inspiring message to those who seek wisdom and understanding of human interactions and historical eras.
Just as Frederick Douglass' story offers great lessons on management and handling abusive work situations, Up From Slavery contains the lessons one must know in order to become successful in their endeavors; mainly, to be indispensible.

Following the freeing of the slaves, Washington worked at a furnace in a mine and then for an old woman. This woman did not keep help very long, as they were fired or left, but he realized that she would be pleased with him if he learned how to work in the way she liked. Following this, he went to college. Upon arriving, he looked like a terrible mess following two months of travel that involved sleeping outside and scrounging for scraps of food. The admissions person gave him a broom and told him to clean a room. While some would feel that it is beneath them as they were now in college, he believed that a great opportunity was upon him and cleaned it 4 times over. When he was finished, he was admitted to the school with employment that paid 75% of his tuition and board.

At Tuskeegee, Washington felt that students must learn academic and industrial skills, so he made it mandatory that all students take part in the labor of building the school, which included the dorms, cafeterias, and classrooms.

Beyond this, Booker T. Washington shows an incredible insight when he states that the institution of slavery was just as injurious to the southern whites as it was to the slaves, and gives many examples throughout. He shows a relationship between southerners that is not quite in line with more popular beliefs. Rather, he shows that much of the support given to Tuskeegee was from white people, and that the local Alabama community was very supportive.

On socioeconomics, he notes instances where families have a large grandfather clock on payments, but no furniture or silverware, and how on Christmas, many of the black southerners were still following the traditions that slavery encouraged where they would get drunk and do nothing all week. It was going to take time to turn the tide that oppression directed them in.

This is a great book and I am sorry that I have not read it until now.