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Up from Slavery: an autobiography - Booker T. Washington

Up from Slavery: an autobiography

Author Booker T. Washington

  • Published: 1914-12-31
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
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This is a preservation of significant incidents in the history of slavery in America that coincides with the life incidents of the author, Booker T. Washington, including the Reconstruction period. The author narrates his life struggles beginning with the struggle towards a proper education as a slave and moving on to build a successful career. Previously published as articles in The Outlook, this autobiography was published as a book in New York and London by The Association Press in 1901.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Great book!

    From Princessbecka
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this autobiography. It's a hopeful story of one man'a rise out of slavery and on to greatness. I highly recommend it!
  • Up from slavery

    From Sonnoseven
    A great read! An exceptional individual! As I write this, George Zimmerman is acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin. Racism is still very much a part of society. Washington showed a great deal of optimism, wrote with a great deal of deference but I think would be disappointed with the status of the "races".
  • Up From Slavery

    From Katie Katty
    Excellent read! Always upbeat, optimistic, and yet loaded with common sense, Mr. Washington's approach to the often difficult issues of racial interaction are both refreshing and timeless. A fascinating peek into the past.