TITLE: Up from Slavery
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This volume is the outgrowth of a series of articles, dealing with incidents in my life, which were published consecutively in the Outlook. While they were appearing in that magazine I was constantly surprised at the number of requests which came to me from all parts of the country, asking that the articles be permanently preserved in book form. I am most grateful to the Outlook for permission to gratify these requests.
Booker T. Washington
American Male Author
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1 A Slave Among Slaves
2 Boyhood Days
3 The Struggle for an Education
4 Helping Others
5 The Reconstruction Period
6 Black Race and Red Race
7 Early Days at Tuskegee
8 Teaching School in a Stable and a Hen-House
9 Anxious Days and Sleepless Nights
10 A Harder Task Than Making Bricks Without Straw
11 Making Their Beds Before They Could Lie on Them
12 Raising Money
13 Two Thousand Miles for a Five-Minute Speech
14 The Atlanta Exposition Address
15 The Secret of Success in Public Speaking
17 Last Words
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# OF PAGES: 318
DIMENSIONS: 10.6 cm (W) x 17.4 cm (H) x 1.8 cm (D)
WEIGHT: 160 g
Light Creasing on Front, Rear Covers, Spine
Front, Rear Covers, Spine Lightly Chipped
Moderate Yellowing Due to Age
A Magnificent American…
The great educator Booker T. Washington was born on a Virginia plantation. His white father abandoned his Negro mother, but for this—and his own neglect—the boy found no especial fault with a man he never knew; he was, he says, simply another victim of the unhappy institution of slavery.
Up from Slavery (1901) is the record of its famous author's own phenomenal rise from that unhappy institution. It is told with characteristic lack of bitterness throughout, despite the fact that before Washington's perseverance brought him success, he shared the hunger, want and generally squalid life of the Negroes of his time. If his conciliatory attitudes towards whites—his tendering of the palm branch, as one critic put it—brought him into some disfavour among more militant Negro leaders, his achievements speak for themselves. Partly self-taught, later a teacher in henhouse schools, he founded Tuskegee Institute, which at his death had over a hundred buildings and an endowment of $2,000,000.
Simple and absorbingly written, Up from Slavery remains today one of the most significant documents America has ever produced.
Booker T. Washington was born a slave in Franklin Country, Va., in 1856. As recounted in his famous autobiography, Up from Slavery, he underwent extreme hardship as a boy but managed, from 1872 to 1875, to attend Hampton Institute, a Negro vocational school.
Washington's greatest achievement was in the field of education. In 1881, he founded Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, which stressed industrial training for Negroes. With financial aid from many sources, he built Tuskegee into a complex that at his death had over a hundred building and a student body of 1500.
In addition to teaching and traveling, Washington wrote extensively on the condition and problems of his race. Aside from his life story, his works include The Future of the American Negro (1899) and The Story of the Negro (1909). He died in 1915, an internationally known figure, and his bust can now be seen in the Hall of Fame.
A GREAT MAN'S CREDO
I had rather be what I am, a Negro, than be able to claim membership with the most favored of any other race. I have always been made sad when I have heard members of any race claiming rights and privileges, or certain badges of distinction, on the ground simply that they were members of this or that race, regardless of their own individual worth or attainments…
Every persecuted individual and race should be consolation out of the great human law, which is universal and eternal, that merit, no matter under what skin found, is in the long run recognized and rewarded. I say this here not to call attention to myself as an individual, but to the race to which I am proud to belong.