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Up from Slavery

An Autobiography (Signature Classics)

Booker T. Washington

Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (4/4/1901)
Paperback (5/1/2014)
Paperback (7/21/2017)
Paperback (12/29/2015)
Paperback (11/9/2011)
Paperback (12/15/2013)
Paperback (5/5/2015)
Paperback (10/20/2018)
Paperback (1/1/2011)
Paperback (4/4/1901)
Paperback (5/9/2015)
Paperback (5/24/2017)
Hardcover (5/24/2017)
Hardcover (7/18/2018)
Paperback (2/4/2018)
Paperback (10/9/2018)
Paperback (10/9/2014)
Paperback (5/1/2013)
Paperback (4/27/2011)

Description

Booker T. Washington's famous 1901 memoir, Up From Slavery, charts Washington's rise from an enslaved child with a passion for learning to the nation's most prominent Black educator and first president of Tuskegee University. A tireless advocate for Black economic independence, Washington attempted to balance his public acceptance of segregation with behind-the-scenes lobbying against voter disenfranchisement and financing anti-Jim Crow court cases. His memoir is both a crucial American document and an exercise in understanding the "double consciousness" coined by W.E.B. DuBois, himself one of Washington's most vocal critics.

Union Square & Co., 9781454949992, 240pp.

Publication Date: May 9, 2023



About the Author

Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856-1915) was born in Franklin County, Virginia. At twenty-five he became the first principal of the Tuskegee Normal School for Colored Teachers, now Tuskegee University. He spent his life working tirelessly to advocate on behalf of Black Americans.