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The Future of the American Negro The American educator and author of "Up from Slavery" sets forth his ideas regarding the history of enslaved and freed African Americans and their need for education in order to advance themselves.
Should be required reading in schools today
Mr. Washington's message is as much if not more pertinent today as when it was written 100 yrs ago. Except today it is applicable to all races in America today. We all need to apply ourselves to the betterment of our nation as a whole. We need to return to the foundations that made America great.
Booker T. Washington The necessity for the race's learning the difference between being worked and working. He would not confine the Negro to industrial life, but believes that the very best service which any one can render to what is called the "higher education" is to teach the present generation to work and save. This will create the wealth from which alone can come leisure and the opportunity for higher education. One of the most fundamental and far-reaching deeds that has been accomplished during the last quarter of a century has been that by which the Negro has been helped to find himself and to learn the secrets of civilization—to learn that there are a few simple, cardinal principles upon which a race must start its upward course, unless it would fail, and its last estate be worse than its first... (Booker T. Washington)
Booker T. Washington 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.
Booker T. Washington The American educator and author of "Up from Slavery" sets forth his ideas regarding the history of enslaved and freed African Americans and their need for education in order to advance themselves.
Solomon Northup, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Josiah Henson, Harriet Jacobs & Booker T. Washington TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE (Plus MUCH more!)
This exciting new release includes the complete text of "Twelve Years a Slave." Read the amazing story of Solomon Northup before (or after) you see the critically-acclaimed movie of 2013. But this collection doesn't stop there. It also includes:
Complete, unabridged texts of the five additional works listed below, all well-known works about slavery in America
An active table of contents for easy navigation to any book or chapter
The original illustrations for "Twelve Years a Slave"
Well-formatted text with adjustable font and size
Below is a brief introduction to the six included works. (Excerpts from Wikipedia are used in the summaries.)
Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana
Author: Solomon Northup (July 1808 - c. 1864-1875)
"Twelve Years a Slave, by Solomon Northup as told to David Wilson, is a memoir of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped, sold into slavery and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before the American Civil War."
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
Author: Frederick Douglass (February 1818 - February 20, 1895)
"Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States."
The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada, as Narrated by Himself
"Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe...Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best-selling novel of the 19th century and the second best-selling book of that century, following the Bible."
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Harriett Ann Jacobs, under the pen name Linda Brent (February 11, 1813 - March 7, 1897)
"Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a slave narrative that was published in 1861 by Harriet Ann Jacobs, using the pen name "Linda Brent." It addresses the struggles and sexual abuse that young women slaves faced on the plantations, and how these struggles were harsher than what men suffered as slaves."
Up From Slavery
Author: Booker T. Washington (April 5, 1856 - November 14, 1915)
"Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his work to rise 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 University, to his work establishing vocational schools."
Booker T. Washington In a general way the reading public is fairly well acquainted with the work of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, but there is continued demand for definite information as to just what the graduates of that institution are doing with their education.
Booker T. Washington Delve into the turbulent roots of race relations in the United States with this inspirational account from Booker T. Washington, a one-time slave who became an important advocate for African-American education and founded several well-known institutions of higher learning, including the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Up From Slavery details Washington's life and outlines his sometimes-controversial views on education, social justice, and racial equality.
William Wells Brown, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Matthew A. Henson, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Harriet Jacobs, Booker T. Washington & Harriet E. Wilson Dozens of works and nine different authors make up this collection of African American Literature with an active table of contents.
Works and authors include:
William Wells Brown
Clotel, or The President's Daughter
Clotelle, or The Colored Heroine
The Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave
Three Years in Europe
My Bondage and My Freedom
My Escape from Slavery
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
W.E.B. Du Bois
The Conservation of Races
Darkwater: Voices From Within the Veil
Quest of the Silver Fleece
The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America 1638-1870
Matthew A. Henson
Negro Explorer at the North Pole
Langston Hughes and Zora Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston
De Turkey and De Law
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Booker T. Washington
Future of the American Negro
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
Booker T. Washington Born in a Virginia slave hut, Booker T. Washington (1856–1915) rose to become the most influential spokesman for African Americans of his day. In this eloquently written book, he describes events in a remarkable life that began in bondage and culminated in worldwide recognition for his many accomplishments. In simply written yet stirring passages, he tells of his impoverished childhood and youth, the unrelenting struggle for an education, early teaching assignments, his selection in 1881 to head Tuskegee Institute, and more. A firm believer in the value of education as the best route to advancement, Washington disapproved of civil-rights agitation and in so doing earned the opposition of many black intellectuals. Yet, he is today regarded as a major figure in the struggle for equal rights, one who founded a number of organizations to further the cause and who worked tirelessly to educate and unite African Americans.
Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Dubois & Charles Chestnutt This file includes: "Up From Slavery" by Booker T. Washington, "The Souls of Black Folk" by W.E.B. DuBois, "The Conjure Woman" by Charles Chesnutt, "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man" by James Weldon Johnson, "Clotel or The President's Daughter" by William Wells Brown, "The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar", "De Turkey and De Law" by Zora Hurston, "A Century of Negro Migration" by Carter Woodson, "A Negro Explorer at the North Pole by Matthew Henson, and "The Underground Rail Road" by Will Still.
Booker T. Washington In 1856, Washington was born into a family of slaves in Virginia. From there it seemed that his fate had been sealedto live out his life as a worker in Virginia. But, this was not the case for Washington, whose impoverished childhood and undying desire for education fueled him into a dedicated obsession with the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute until he found himself enrolled at the school itself.
As an educated man, Booker T. Washington rose to power with his views on civil rights. Washington’s belief in education as well as trade skills for African Americans brought followers, and opposition, from all around. In Up from Slavery, all of Washington’s trials and tribulations are laid out on the page, with nothing left unsaid.
Booker T. Washington wrote Up from Slavery over the course of many years in post-Civil War America. It not only contains articles originally published in Outlook magazine, but autobiographical anecdotes as well, which were written throughout Washington’s travels in the south.
Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Booker T. Washington 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.
— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Booker T. Washington Booker T. Washington’s classic memoir of enslavement, emancipation, and community advancement in the Reconstruction Era.
Born into slavery on a tobacco farm in nineteenth-century Virginia, Booker T. Washington became one of the most powerful intellectuals of the Reconstruction Era. As president of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, he advocated for the advancement of African Americans through education and entrepreneurship. In Up from Slavery, Washington speaks frankly and honestly about his enslavement and emancipation, struggle to receive an education, and life’s work as an educator.
In great detail, Washington describes establishing the Tuskegee Institute, from teaching its first classes in a hen house to building a prominent institution through community organization and a national fundraising campaign. He also addresses major issues of the era, such as the Jim Crow laws, Ku Klux Klan, and “false foundation” of Reconstruction policy.
Up From Slavery is based on biographical articles written for the Christian newspaper Outlook and includes the full text of Washington’s revolutionary Atlanta Exposition address. First published in 1901, this powerful autobiography remains a landmark of African American literature as well as an important firsthand account of post–Civil War American history.
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Born into slavery, Booker T. Washington (1856–1915) went on to become an American educator, author, and adviser to the presidents of the United States. As a self-educated man, Washington believed in accessible education for the post-slavery black community. In 1881, Washington became the first leader of the Tuskegee Institute, an all-black school. In 1895, due to lynching plaguing the South, Washington gave his infamous “Atlanta Compromise” speech, which brought him national recognition. Washington became a seminal leader in the field of Black politics, working with communities to build schools and churches despite the criticism he faced for his involvement with prominent white leaders. His prolific writing career includes fourteen books, most notably Up from Slavery and The Future of the American Negro.