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Up From Slavery

  • List Price: $29.95
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  • Seller:-Daily Deals-
  • Sales Rank:2,890,866
  • Format:Unabridged
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Audio CD
  • Edition:Unabridged
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.5
  • Dimensions (in):5.7 x 4.9 x 1
  • Publication Date:March 2004
  • ISBN:0970886047
  • EAN:9780970886040
  • ASIN:0970886047
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Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis
The only available CD audio book of Booker T. Washington's great autobiographical work. This story weaves its way from Mr. Washington's birth into slavery to the founding of his university and through his interactions with the President of the United States. His remarkable story is #3 on the Modern Library Board's list of the 100 Best Nonfiction works of the 20th century.
Amazon.com Review
Nineteenth-century African American businessman, activist, and educator Booker Taliaferro Washington's Up from Slavery is one of the greatest American autobiographies ever written. Its mantras of black economic empowerment, land ownership, and self-help inspired generations of black leaders, including Marcus Garvey, Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, and Louis Farrakhan. In rags-to-riches fashion, Washington recounts his ascendance from early life as a mulatto slave in Virginia to a 34-year term as president of the influential, agriculturally based Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. From that position, Washington reigned as the most important leader of his people, with slogans like "cast down your buckets," which emphasized vocational merit rather than the academic and political excellence championed by his contemporary rival W.E.B. Du Bois. Though many considered him too accommodating to segregationists, Washington, as he said in his historic "Atlanta Compromise" speech of 1895, believed that "political agitation alone would not save [the Negro]," and that "property, industry, skill, intelligence, and character" would prove necessary to black Americans' success. The potency of his philosophies are alive today in the nationalist and conservative camps that compose the complex quilt of black American society.

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