Up from Slavery: with Related Documents / Edition 1

Up from Slavery: with Related Documents / Edition 1

by Booker T. Washington
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0312394489

ISBN-13: 9780312394486

Pub. Date: 09/20/2002

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

Up From Slaveryis one of the most widely read African American autobiographies in the English language. It details how prominent African American leader Booker T. Washington rose from slavery to become one of the nation’s most prominent orators and educators at the turn of the 20th century. This reprint of the original 1901 edition is enhanced by 12

Overview

Up From Slaveryis one of the most widely read African American autobiographies in the English language. It details how prominent African American leader Booker T. Washington rose from slavery to become one of the nation’s most prominent orators and educators at the turn of the 20th century. This reprint of the original 1901 edition is enhanced by 12 related documents and an essay by W. Fitzhugh Brundage that provides students with the necessary background and context to appreciate the role of Up From Slavery in American history. It addresses Washington’s life and career, criticisms of Washington from within the African American community, the social and political context in which the book was published, reactions to its publication, and the ways in which Washington carefully crafted his autobiography to further his cause among white audiences. Document headnotes, a chronology of Washington’s life, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography provide further pedagogical support.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312394486
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
09/20/2002
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 8.18(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface

PART ONE
Introduction: An Exemplary Citizen
Washington's Life
Writing Up From Slavery
Critical Response to Up From Slavery
Washington's Leadership Style
Up From Slavery and Traditions of Black Autobiography
Washington's Program of Racial Uplift
Washington's Career After Up From Slavery
Washington's Legacy

PART TWO
The Document
Up From Slavery

PART THREE
Related Documents
1. Timothy Thomas Fortune, Letter to Booker T. Washington, 1895
2. Booker T. Washington, Letter to Ednah Dow Littlehale Cheney, 1895
3. Booker T. Washington, An Open Letter to Benjamin Ryan Tillman, 1895
4. Booker T. Washington, A Statement on Southern Politics, 1900
5. Booker T. Washington, Letter to John A. Hertel, 1900
6. Lyman Abbott, Letter to Booker T. Washington, 1900
7. Booker T. Washington, Letter to Lyman Abbott, 1900
8. W. E. B. Du Bois, Book Review of Up From Slavery, 1901
9. William Dean Howells, A Review of Up From Slavery, 1901
10. Booker T. Washington, Letter to Edgar Gardner Murphy, 1904
11. Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Booker T. Washington and His Critics, 1904

Appendixes
A Washington Chronology (1856-1915)
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography

Index

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