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Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Skip the intro and read it after you read the book

I had heard often of Booker T. Washington and of his work at Tuskegee Institute, but never really knew much about him beyond just the name recognition. This autobiography was a good way to find out more about him, his life, and his philosophies - most all of which I agr...
I had heard often of Booker T. Washington and of his work at Tuskegee Institute, but never really knew much about him beyond just the name recognition. This autobiography was a good way to find out more about him, his life, and his philosophies - most all of which I agree with and think we could use more of these days (both black and white people).

The one criticism I have of the book is that the introduction by Louis Harlan is very long and I think would be better as an Epilogue. I found myself reading it going "o.k., o.k., just let me read the book". I ended up going back and rereading a lot of the introduction again, which puts the book and Mr. Washington into historical context, when I was done. I would recommend just skipping the introduction and reading it when you are done with the book. - - It does offer some insights though.

posted by Father_of_5_Boys on May 28, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

This version has too many errors in the manuscript

When this book was converted to an ebook, the publisher didn't bother to check to see if the e-version was readable. Not all of the characters/letters were converted properly so there are numerous words on every page that can be barely read because the letters are jumbl...
When this book was converted to an ebook, the publisher didn't bother to check to see if the e-version was readable. Not all of the characters/letters were converted properly so there are numerous words on every page that can be barely read because the letters are jumbled or incorrect.

The original book by Booker T. Washington was terrific, but if you want to read it, buy a different version. This one is terrible.

posted by R_Jay on February 8, 2011

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    This version has too many errors in the manuscript

    When this book was converted to an ebook, the publisher didn't bother to check to see if the e-version was readable. Not all of the characters/letters were converted properly so there are numerous words on every page that can be barely read because the letters are jumbled or incorrect.

    The original book by Booker T. Washington was terrific, but if you want to read it, buy a different version. This one is terrible.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    DO NOT BUY

    DO NOT BUY THIS. IT IS NOT THE WHOLE BOOK. IT IS JUST THE INTRODUCTION

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

    Won't download

    Won't download (perhaps the result of a broken link?). However, there is another free copy on the website which does work.

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  • Posted June 18, 2011

    It didn't dowmload for me

    The book didn't download.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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