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The Resource Up from slavery : an autobiography, by Booker T. Washington ; forward by Mychal Massie

Up from slavery : an autobiography, by Booker T. Washington ; forward by Mychal Massie

Label
Up from slavery : an autobiography
Title
Up from slavery
Title remainder
an autobiography
Statement of responsibility
by Booker T. Washington ; forward by Mychal Massie
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of American educator Booker T. Washington (1856-1915). The book describes his personal experience of having to work to rise up 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 Institute, 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. He reflects on the generosity of both teachers and philanthropists who helped in educating blacks and Native Americans. He describes his efforts to instill manners, breeding, health and a feeling of dignity to students. His educational philosophy stresses combining academic subjects with learning a trade (something which is reminiscent of the educational theories of John Ruskin). Washington explained that the integration of practical subjects is partly designed to reassure the white community as to the usefulness of educating black people
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
FIR
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1856-1915
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Washington, Booker T.
Dewey number
  • 370.92
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.W4
LC item number
A3 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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Massie, Mychal
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  • Washington, Booker T
  • Tuskegee Institute
  • African American educators
  • African Americans
  • Slaves
  • Slaves' writings, American
Label
Up from slavery : an autobiography, by Booker T. Washington ; forward by Mychal Massie
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
1st pelican pouch ed.
Extent
xxii, 330 pages
Isbn
9781589807891
Lccn
2010511420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 3501288
  • (OCoLC)640562463
  • (OCoLC)ocn640562463
  • 3501288
Label
Up from slavery : an autobiography, by Booker T. Washington ; forward by Mychal Massie
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
1st pelican pouch ed.
Extent
xxii, 330 pages
Isbn
9781589807891
Lccn
2010511420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 3501288
  • (OCoLC)640562463
  • (OCoLC)ocn640562463
  • 3501288

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