Up from Slavery by 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. 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.

The 122nd greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 3rd on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)
  2. - The 50 Best Books of the Century (Intercollegiate Studies Institute)

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Up from Slavery Paperback 483620 $6.95 $3.57 2014
Three African-American Classics: Up from Slavery, The Souls of Black Folk and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Paperback 458561 $5.98 $2.00 2007
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Working with the Hands; Being a Sequel to Up from Slavery, Covering the Author's Experiences in Industrial Training at Tuskegee Paperback 11411110 $12.95 $15.73 2012
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Working with the Hands: Being a Sequel to "Up from Slavery," Covering the Author's Experiences in Industrial Training at Tuskegee Paperback 8349769 $21.56 $25.13 2010
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Three African-American Classics: Up from Slavery, The Souls of Black Folk and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (African American) Kindle Edition 506448 $6.12 2012
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Up from Slavery (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback 1020852 $7.11 $3.17 1995
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12 YEARS A SLAVE; MY BONDAGE AND MY FREEDOM & UP FROM SLAVERY (Timeless Wisdom Collection) Kindle Edition 154483 $0.99 2014
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Up from Slavery: With Related Documents: 1st (First) Edition Paperback 1252666 $18.25 $13.25 2003
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Up From Slavery, with eBook (Tantor Unabridged Classics) Audio CD 2013623 $11.12 $11.12 2009
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Up from Slavery with Selected Slaves Narratives (New York Public Library Collector's Editions) Hardcover 3140132 $9.95 $0.62 1998
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Working with the Hands: Being a Sequel to Up from Slavery, Covering the Author's Experiences in Industrial Training at Tuskegee Hardcover 7010727 $15.00 1969
Working with the hands; being a sequel to "Up from slavery," covering the author's experiences in industrial training at Tuskegee Paperback 7938447 $16.80 1904
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