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Editorial Reviews. cittadelmonte.info Review. Nineteenth-century African American businessman, Up from Slavery - Kindle edition by Booker T. Washington. The Project Gutenberg EBook of Up From Slavery: An Autobiography, by. Booker T. Washington. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere. Free download of Up from Slavery: An Autobiography by B.T. Washington. Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle. Read, write reviews and more.
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Up from Slavery: An Autobiography by Booker T. Washington. No cover available . Download; Bibrec Download This eBook. Book: Up from Slavery. Author: Booker T Washington. Born in a Virginia slave hut, Booker T. Washington rose to become the most influential spokesman for African-Americans of his day. Editorial Reviews. Review. Born into slavery, Booker T. Washington is freed when he is nine Buy Up from Slavery: an autobiography: Read Books Reviews - cittadelmonte.info
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I was going to give this book 4 stars on account of the words are small. However the content is so BIG that I had to give it 5 stars! The man walked miles to get to school and devoted his life to that of service. It just goes to show that we can truly overcome whatever obstacles are in our way if we have the endurance to walk to miles.
He worked to bridge the gap and not blame anyone or anything for his place in life. He rose above and we should all be inspired to do the same! So here it is years after Booker T. Washington's death. Here I am finally reading this classic wondering what took me so long to get around to reading it. I'm also wondering what is taking America so long to get over it's racial prejudices. Our bigotry and cruelty seems to come in waves in this country and right now is not one of our better times for some reason.
Booker was wrong about some things. He was wrong about the KKK being gone for good. He was wrong about his belief in steady progress of race relations. He was also wrong about hard work always being rewarded. But that's easy for me to see now. He was right about his faith in the goodness of individual people, people who worked with an ethic that shames us today , who studied, who served, who taught, who gave six eggs towards the building fund.
People who gave money, and people who broke down barriers, thanks to bridge builders like Mr. This is an easy reading fairly quick book that was for me compelling and unforgettable. Washington no doubt anticipated more white people than blacks reading this book at least initially , for the simple fact that more whites than blacks could read, and afford a book.
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As a college president and founder and by default a racial ambassador, he also nobly and deftly kept the book positive and heaped plenty of praise onto many.
I don't believe he saw the world through rose colored glasses. Plenty of others would criticize our greed, injustice and prejudice. And criticize him too. Booker looked up. Thanks to him a lot more of us can too. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Read this book if you are in search of a truly uplifting experience. Washington was freed from slavery at the age of 9 by the Lincoln Emancipation Act during the terrible American War between the States. Education was the path.
He attended college. Working as a janitor to pay for it. His whole life, aided by generous, far seeing white people, this in the Deep South, was devoted to the education of black people.
Eventually he founded the famous Tuskegee College in Alabama. I hope everyone reads it. I am sure I read Up from Slavery as a young person and have always been aware of Booker T Washington's success, philosophy, and the controversy concerning his support of industrial education.
Reading now, a few decades later was quite enlightening especially in reflecting on the years after Washington's death when life in the South for former slaves did not seem to show that upward spiral that Washington expected. That is not a criticism of Washington but a sad reflection on how blatant racism and unfortunate economic circumstances overwhelmed the good that he felt he had accomplished for "his" people and the South.
On the other hand, the success of Tuskegee is all the more remarkable if one assumes things were even worse than Washington described in his life. I read the book this second time to look at cultural issues of the time and to get a feel for how Washington described and responded to the racism that seemed to be so detrimental to most southern blacks except possibly extraordinary people like Washington.
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While exceedingly diplomatic and politically correct, he obviously knew racism as well as anyone and made his negative view of it very clear despite almost entirely dwelling on the positives he saw or imagined while promoting the virtues of those in a position to support his cause or at least not hinder it. See all 1, reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.
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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Sell on Amazon Start a Selling Account. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Her addition to the slave family attracted about as much attention as the purchase of a new horse or cow. Of my father I know even less than of my mother. I do not even know his name. I have heard reports to the effect that he was a white man who lived on one of the near-by plantations.
Up from Slavery: An Autobiography
Whoever he was, I never heard of his taking the least interest in me or providing in any way for my rearing. But I do not find especial fault with him. He was simply another unfortunate victim of the institution which the Nation unhappily had engrafted upon it at that time.
The cabin was not only our living-place, but was also used as the kitchen for the plantation. My mother was the plantation cook.
The cabin was without glass windows; it had only openings in the side which let in the light, and also the cold, chilly air of winter.
There was a door to the cabin—that is, something that was called a door—but the uncertain hinges by which it was hung, and the large cracks in it, to say nothing of the fact that it was too small, made the room a very uncomfortable one. In addition to these openings there was, in the lower right-hand corner of the room, the "cat-hole,"—a contrivance which almost every mansion or cabin in Virginia possessed during the ante-bellum period.
The "cat-hole" was a square opening, about seven by eight inches, provided for the purpose of letting the cat pass in and out of the house at will during the night. In the case of our particular cabin I could never understand the necessity for this convenience, since there were at least a half-dozen other places in the cabin that would have accommodated the cats.
There was no wooden floor in our cabin, the naked earth being used as a floor. In the centre of the earthen floor there was a large, deep opening covered with boards, which was used as a place in which to store sweet potatoes during the winter.
An impression of this potato-hole is very distinctly engraved upon my memory, because I recall that during the process of putting the potatoes in or taking them out I would often come into possession of one or two, which I roasted and thoroughly enjoyed. There was no cooking-stove on our plantation, and all the cooking for the whites and slaves my mother had to do over an open fireplace, mostly in pots and "skillets.
The early years of my life, which were spent in the little cabin, were not very different from those of thousands of other slaves. My mother, of course, had little time in which to give attention to the training of her children during the day. She snatched a few moments for our care in the early morning before her work began, and at night after the day's work was done.
One of my earliest recollections is that of my mother cooking a chicken late at night, and awakening her children for the purpose of feeding them. How or where she got it I do not know. I presume, however, it was procured from our owner's farm. Some people may call this theft.
If such a thing were to happen now, I should condemn it as theft myself. But taking place at the time it did, and for the reason that it did, no one could ever make me believe that my mother was guilty of thieving.
She was simply a victim of the system of slavery.