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Up from slavery : an autobiography [electronic resource].

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  • ISBN: 9781974999521 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1974999521 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 1905.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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First released as a serialized work through a Christian newspaper in 1900, Up from Slavery is the autobiography of the respected late 19th century African-American leader Booker T. Washington. The book describes his experiences as a child born into slavery on a Virginia farm, his struggle to obtain an education at the Hampton Institute, to his rise to prominence in American politics and the African-American community as a political leader and founder of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. In non-confrontational terms, Washington calls for black self-reliance as a means to advance in American society. His educational philosophy as outlined in the book stresses combining academic subjects with learning a trade.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915.
Tuskegee Institute.
African Americans > Biography.
Educators > United States > Biography.
African American educators > Biography.
Slaves > United States > Biography.
African American civil rights workers > Biography.
African Americans > Education > 19th century.
African Americans > History > 19th century.
Slaves' writings, American.
Electronic books.

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