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Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

By Washington, Booker T.

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Reproduction Date: 2009

Title: Up from Slavery: An Autobiography  
Author: Washington, Booker T.
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Language: English
Subject: Non-fiction, Memoirs, Politics
Collections: Audio Books Collection, Up from Slavery: An Autobiography
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Publication Date:
1901
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

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Up From Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his slow and steady rise from a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton University, to his work establishing vocational schools—most notably the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama—to help black people and other disadvantaged minorities learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves, as a race, up by the bootstraps. He reflects on the generosity of both teachers and philanthropists who helped in educating blacks and native Americans. He describes his efforts to instill manners, breeding, health and a feeling of dignity to students. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Memoirs, Politics, History

 

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