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Up from Slavery: An Autobiography, Washington, Booker T.

Author    Washington, Booker T.

Title   Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Fair

Jacket Condition   No Jacket

Edition   First Edition

Publisher    Doubleday, Page & Co. 1901

Seller ID   2201951

First edition. Binder's copy. Boards loose from text block, frontispiece loose but included, some loss from edges of front matter, rear endpapers absent, pencil scribbles on a few pages. The boards are intact with just a bit of rubbing to the spine - with a bit of restoration, this could be an attractive copy. 1901 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 330 pp. 8 x 5 3/8. 8vo. Gilt titles, top edge gilt, frontispiece illustration of the author. 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. His educational philosophy stresses combining academic subjects with learning a trade (something which is reminiscent of the educational theories of John Ruskin). Washington explained that the integration of practical subjects is partly designed to reassure the white community as to the usefulness of educating black people.

Price = 50.00 USD


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