Up from Slavery (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

Up from Slavery (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

by Booker T. Washington, James L. Robinson
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Up from Slavery (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) by Booker T. Washington

This autobiography of a slave’s rise to distinction asserts that a strong work ethic and excellence in whatever one is doing will be rewarded no matter what race or what position a person holds in life. As far as Washington was concerned, slavery only made the black person stronger. He argued that both blacks and whites would benefit more from giving blacks vocational training than from encouraging the “craze for Greek & Latin learning.” While this set him at odds with other black leaders of his time, such as W.E. B. Du Bois, it also set the groundwork for Washington’s Tuskegee Institute to be the best-funded black educational institution of its era.

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ISBN-13: 9781411428690
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Series: Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 596,984
File size: 611 KB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Born a slave on a small farm in the Virginia backcountry, Booker T. Washington never knew his father, who he heard was a white man. After slavery ended, Washington completed secondary education at Hampton Institute. In 1881 he founded Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute in Alabama. He secured his influence by delivering The Atlanta Compromise Address before the Cotton States Exposition in 1895, and went on to found the National Negro Business League. His prominence led him to be called to serve as an advisor to Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.

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Up from Slavery 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I believe this is one of the most inspiring peices of African American literiture. This autobiography of Booker T. Washington tells ofhis quest tp get an education despite all of his boyhood oppressions and turmoil. I think this is wonderful book becuase it gives you a new found respect for educators and people who want to be educated. I belive a person cannot read this book and not share in it's pride, dedication and morals of Booker. Being bornas a slave and to become what he became was such a magnificent feat for the African American race at that time. I believe whoever reads this book will feel inspired to strive for the best they can at whatever there doing. I think if everybody had the mindset of Booker T. Washington, then the world would be a better place for us, and the next generation to follow. In other words, I would recomend this book to people that need inspiration and enlightenment on achieving goals!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. I di my book report on it and my tacher loved it. At first it might be kind of boring but dont give up hope. Its really a wonderful book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Washington has some very important arguments that are just as useful to incorporate into contemporary life as it was important back then.
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This book was formatted very poorly.  It was too distracting even for a free book.
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estefania sanchez More than 1 year ago
Havent it read it yet but looks good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading about this greatman was a wonderful surprise. Everyone should have to read this book. It is very inspiring and is a feel good book. Loved it!
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When I purchase this book and started to read it I realized that this is not the oringial book by Booker T Washington. This amke me somewhat disappointed put I also found the original available for the nook