Up From Slavery An Autobiography

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Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856–1915) was an American author, orator, educator, and adviser to numerous U.S. Presidents. He belonged to the last generation of Black Americans born into slavery and became a prominent mouthpiece for ex-slaves and their descendants. “Up from Slavery” is Washington's 1901 autobiography, within which he recounts his astonishing journey from slave child during the Civil War to presidential advisor and leading political figure. Highly recommended for those with an interest in American history and the abolitionist movement. Contents include: “A Slave Among Slaves”, “Boyhood Days”, “The Struggle for an Education”, “Helping Others”, “The Reconstruction Period”, “Black Race and Red Race”, “Early Days at Tuskegee”, “Teaching School in a Stable and a Hen-House”, “Anxious Days and Sleepless Nights”, etc. Other notable works by this author include: “The Future of the American Negro” (1899), “Character Building” (1902), and “Working with the Hands” (1904). Read & Co. History is proud to be republishing this classic memoir now in a new edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Booker T. Washington
Publisher : Read Books Ltd
Release : 2020-07-31
File : 236 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781528791212


The Willie Lynch Letter And The Making Of A Slave

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This speech was said to have been delivered by Willie Lynch on the bank of the James River in the colony of Virginia in 1712. Lynch was a British slave owner in the West Indies. He was invited to the colony of Virginia in 1712 to teach his methods to slave owners there.

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Genre : History
Author : Willie Lynch
Publisher : Ravenio Books
Release : 2011-06
File : 38 Pages
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Character Building

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A compilation of more than 30 addresses from Booker T. Washington explaining the importance of personal responsibility, self-reflection and economic independence in the Black community. Character Building is an inspiring series of anecdotes that speak to the issues of his contemporary audience. Booker T. Washington was a strong supporter of education and entrepreneurship among African Americans. He believed a degree or certification could provide access and elevate one’s social and economic status. In Character Building, he provides his basic tenets of success that are rooted in individual behavior. He encourages productivity and the need for a positive home life. To succeed, each person’s environment must be conducive to their goals. Washington’s life-long mission was to inspire and uplift the most vulnerable in his community. In Character Building he discusses the many tools that can be used to change a person’s station. It’s an open declaration of the core beliefs that helped shaped his life. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Character Building is both modern and readable.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Booker T. Washington
Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
Release : 2021-01-26
File : 125 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781513276137


Up From Slavery

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This book is a history of the Milner family from slavery in Connecticut, to the election of Hartford, Connecticut native Thirman L. Milner as the first popularly elected mayor of African American heritage in New England to the election of Barack Obama as president of the United States.

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Genre : African American legislators
Author : Thirman L. Milner
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Release : 2009
File : 0 Pages
ISBN-13 : 141411527X


Up From Slavery

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"Up from Slavery" is the autobiography of Booker T. Washington sharing his personal experience of having to work to rise up from the position of a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton Institute, 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. Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856 – 1915) was an American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community. Washington was from the last generation of black American leaders born into slavery and became the leading voice of the former slaves and their descendants. Contents: A Slave Among Slaves Boyhood Days The Struggle For An Education Helping Others The Reconstruction Period Black Race And Red Race Early Days At Tuskegee Teaching School In A Stable And A Hen-House Anxious Days And Sleepless Nights A Harder Task Than Making Bricks Without Straw Making Their Beds Before They Could Lie On Them Raising Money Two Thousand Miles For A Five-Minute Speech The Atlanta Exposition Address The Secret Of Success In Public Speaking Europe Last Words

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Booker T. Washington
Publisher : DigiCat
Release : 2022-11-13
File : 233 Pages
ISBN-13 : EAN:8596547392521


Booker T Washington And Black Progress

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Inspired by the centenary of the publication of Washington's autobiography, Up From Slavery, this collection of essays reinterprets Washington's career and self-presentation. As the most visible and widely acclaimed black leader of his era, Washington played a pivotal role in advocating a strategy for the racial uplift of African Americans in an age of intensifying racism and discrimination. This collection insists that in order to understand the era of Jim Crow, we must come to terms with Washington and his autobiography. It uses Washington, his autobiography, and his program to consider the meanings of Up From Slavery, the plight of African Americans, and possible responses by blacks in the United States and elsewhere to the highest stage of white supremacy. Collectively and individually, these essays shed light on aspects of Washington and his life that have been poorly understood. Neither a critique nor an apologia, Booker T. Washington and Black Progress offers fresh perspectives by leading scholars on one of the most remarkable and influential figures in turn-of-the-century America, providing a new appreciation of both the man and his times.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : W. Fitzhugh Brundage
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Release : 2003
File : 236 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0813028140


The Future Of The American Negro

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Reproduction of the original: The Future of the American Negro by Booker T. Washington

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Booker T. Washington
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2018-04-05
File : 90 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9783732645688


Escape From Slavery

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In this groundbreaking modern slave narrative, Francis Bok shares his remarkable story with grace, honesty, and a wisdom gained from surviving ten years in captivity. May, 1986: Selling his mother's eggs and peanuts near his village in southern Sudan, seven year old Francis Bok's life was shattered when Arab raiders on horseback, armed with rifles and long knives, burst into the quiet marketplace, murdering men and women and gathering the young children into a group. Strapped to horses and donkeys, Francis and others were taken north, into lives of slavery under wealthy Muslim farmers. For ten years, Francis lived alone in a shed near the goats and cattle that were his responsibility. Fed with scraps from the table, slowly learning bits of an unfamiliar language and religion, the boy had almost no human contact other than his captor's family. After two failed attempts to escape-each bringing severe beatings and death threats-Francis finally escaped at age seventeen, a dramatic breakaway on foot that was his final chance. Yet his slavery did not end there, for even as he made his way toward the capital city of Khartoum, others sought to deprive him of his freedom. Determined to avoid that fate and discover what had happened to his family on that terrible day in 1986, the teenager persevered through prison and refugee camps for three more years, winning the attention of United Nations officials and being granted passage to America. Now a student and an anti-slavery activist, Francis Bok has made it his life mission to combat world slavery. His is the first voice to speak for an estimated twenty seven million people held against their will in nearly every nation, including our own. Escape from Slavery is at once a riveting adventure, a story of desperation and triumph, and a window revealing a world that few have survived to tell.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Francis Bok
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2007-04-01
File : 288 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781429971010


Complicity

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A startling and superbly researched book demythologizing the North’s role in American slavery “The hardest question is what to do when human rights give way to profits. . . . Complicity is a story of the skeletons that remain in this nation’s closet.”—San Francisco Chronicle The North’s profit from—indeed, dependence on—slavery has mostly been a shameful and well-kept secret . . . until now. Complicity reveals the cruel truth about the lucrative Triangle Trade of molasses, rum, and slaves that linked the North to the West Indies and Africa. It also discloses the reality of Northern empires built on tainted profits—run, in some cases, by abolitionists—and exposes the thousand-acre plantations that existed in towns such as Salem, Connecticut. Here, too, are eye-opening accounts of the individuals who profited directly from slavery far from the Mason-Dixon line. Culled from long-ignored documents and reports—and bolstered by rarely seen photos, publications, maps, and period drawings—Complicity is a fascinating and sobering work that actually does what so many books pretend to do: shed light on America’s past.

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Genre : History
Author : Anne Farrow
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2006-08-15
File : 306 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780345467836


The Interesting Narrative Of The Life Of Olaudah Equiano

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The Interesting Narrative (1789) is the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano. It was the first slave autobiography and one of the earliest publication by an African. Equiano describes the experiences of his life and the time spent in slavery. It narrates his kidnapping in Africa and his service in the British Navy as the slave of an officer. It also tells of his hard times of labor on slave ships before he achieved freedom for himself.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Olaudah Equiano
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release : 2008-08-15
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781442945425