The Man Farthest Down: A Record of Observation and Study in Europe

The Man Farthest Down: A Record of Observation and Study in Europe

by Booker T. Washington
     
 

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The Man Farthest Down represents an early contribution to the study of comparative social systems. Its treatment of life in the East European shtetls is as moving as the analysis of ghetto life in America. In his new introduction to this edition, Drake illustrates the intellectual camaraderie shared between Park and Washington in their studies of race. Drake

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The Man Farthest Down represents an early contribution to the study of comparative social systems. Its treatment of life in the East European shtetls is as moving as the analysis of ghetto life in America. In his new introduction to this edition, Drake illustrates the intellectual camaraderie shared between Park and Washington in their studies of race. Drake also details their individual observations, philosophies, and activities in both their academic and political lives.

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"The book is as readable for its lively presentation of conditions in Europe as it is valuable for its conclusions." —The Nation

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ISBN-13:
2940027181031
Publisher:
Doubleday, Page & company
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
502 KB

Meet the Author

Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) was born a slave. He graduated from what is today Hampton University in 1875, and subsequently taught there. In 1881 he founded the forerunner of Tuskegee University. He made himself and his school two of the most well-known institutions in twentieth-century black America. He earned world-renowned recognition as an educator, social theorist, and spokesperson for African Americans.

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