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Harlan, Louis R.

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Works: 109 works in 345 publications in 1 language and 12,184 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Sources  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Military history  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Archives  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works about Louis R Harlan
 
Most widely held works by Louis R Harlan
Booker T. Washington : the making of a Black leader, 1856-1901 by Louis R Harlan( Book )

27 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and held by 2,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the African American educator's climb to fame and power from his lowly beginnings in a Virginia log cabin in 1865 to a celebrated dinner at the White House in 1901
Booker T. Washington : the wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-1915 by Louis R Harlan( Book )

23 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 1,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of Washington's last fifteen years reviews his accomplishments and explains how he gained strong political influence
The Booker T. Washington papers by Booker T Washington( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Separate and unequal : public school campaigns and racism in the Southern Seaboard States, 1901-1915 by Louis R Harlan( Book )

25 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a revealing study of the crucial period in the educational development of the South as it involved the separate but equal"" doctrine. It is based on extensive research in newspapers, public documents, official reports, and manuscripts, and it provides detailed evidence that the states studied ignored their obligations to black schools under this doctrine.""A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published un
The Negro in American history by Louis R Harlan( Book )

10 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Booker T. Washington in perspective : essays of Louis R. Harlan by Louis R Harlan( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, an important companion volume to Louis R. Harlan's prize-winning biography of Booker T. Washington, makes available for the first time in one collection Harlan's essays on the life and career of the celebrated black leader. Written over a span of a quarter of a century, they present a remarkably rich and complex look at Washington, the educator and leading precursor of the Civil Rights Movement who rose from slavery to be the dominant force in black America at the opening of the twentieth century. Harlan's mastery of biography is revealed in essays printed here exploring the nature of biographical writing. Readers interested in the art of historiography and biography will find here Harlan's essays detailing his experience in crafting his acclaimed biography of Washington, which received two Bancroft Awards, the Beveridge Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Booker T. Washington in Perspective reveals Harlan as historian and biographer in the essays that were the prelude to his masterwork
The papers of Martin Luther King, Jr by Martin Luther King( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Booker T. Washington Papers by Booker T Washington( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the first of fifteen volumes in a project C. Vann Woodward has called "the single most important research enterprise now under way in the field of American black history." Volume 1 contains Washington's Up from Slaver, one of the most widely read American autobiographies, The Story of My Life and Work, and six other autobiographical writings. They are a good first step toward understanding Washington because they reveal the moral values he absorbed from his min-nineteenth-century experiences and teachers, and they present him to the world as he wished to be seen: the black version of the American success hero and the exemplar of the Puritan work ethic, which he believed to be the secret of his success. His writings served a success model for many blacks who wished to overcome poverty and prejudice
The Booker T. Washington papers by Booker T Washington( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume turns from emphasizing Washington's institution-building (Tuskegee Institute) to examine those writings which reveal more about the black leader's growing role as a national public figure. Volume 5 covers a period during which Washington's fortunes continued to rise even as those of the black masses, for whom he claimed to speak, declined. Though forced to adhere narrowly to the racial philosophy he had espoused in the Atlanta Compromise address of 1895, Washington nonetheless was able to involve himself covertly in matters of civil rights and politics. He used the National Negro Business League as a front for political activity. He successfully lobbied against disenfranchisement of black voters in Georgia during November, 1899. During these years Washington began behind-the-scenes civil rights activities that foreshadowed a much more elaborate "secret life" after the turn of the century. He worked with lawyers of the Afro-American Council to test in the courts the grandfather clause of the Louisiana constitution of 1898, raising money to pay the legal costs and swearing the other participants to secrecy. T. Thomas Fortune, the leading black journalist of the day, was Washington's close personal advisor as he sought to spread his sphere of influence from his southern base to northern cities. Also included are writings on the first convention of the National Negro Business League, Washington's address before the Southern Industrial Convention in Huntsville, Ala., and the full text of Washington's first book, The Future of the American Negro, published in December, 1899
The Booker T. Washington papers by Booker T Washington( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From September 1912 through March 1914, Washington continued his heavy schedule of speaking, fund-raising, race leadership, and close supervision of Tuskegee Institute. Although the election of Woodrow Wilson to the presidency led to the dismantling of the Tuskegee Machine's political arm, Washington remained a prominent figure in the political arena. During this period, however, freed from the constraints he had felt as presidential adviser, he became more openly critical of racial injustice. His most sweeping and direct attack appeared in "Is the Negro Having a Fair Chance?" published in The Century a few days after Wilson's election. In this article he criticized the continuing existence of job discrimination in the North, and of Jim Crow transportation and poor education opportunities in the South. Washington continued to advocate economic and educational means for black advancement, persuading the Phelps-Stokes Fund to finance a study of black secondary and higher education and creating in 1912 the Tuskegee Five Year Fund. Despite the changing times and gradual decline in his personal vigor, Washington's actions hardly suggested the little time he had left to live
The Booker T. Washington papers by Booker T Washington( Book )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington's gradual rise to prominence as an educator, race leader, and shrewd political broker is revealed in this volume, which covers his career from May 1889 to September 1895, when he delivered the famous speech often called the Atlanta Compromise address. Much of the volume relates to Washington's role as principal of Tuskegee Institute, where he built a powerful base of operations for his growing influence with white philanthropists in the North, southern white leaders, and the black community
The Booker T. Washington papers by Booker T Washington( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Booker T. Washington died in November 1915, he was mourned by blacks and whites alike as a national hero. Such prominent figures as W.E.B. Du Bois, Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie and Julius Rosenwald publicity paid him high tribute. Distinguished journals and newspapers published editorials praising his work and lamenting his passing. The present volume includes much of this response to Washington's death and, in covering the final two years of his life, brings to a close one of the most critically acclaimed documentary projects of the past two decades
The Booker T. Washington papers by Booker T Washington( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The phenomenal impact of Booker T. Washington on his time is underscored in this volume, documenting both Washington's continuing influence upon President Theodore Roosevelt and the growing dissatisfaction of some blacks with Washington's philosophy and leadership. The letters provide social historians and laymen alike with an abundant store of information on the man many consider to be the most influential figure in black history
The Booker T. Washington papers by Booker T Washington( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Booker T. Washington papers by Booker T Washington( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fame and influence far beyond that accorded any other black leader of the period continued to bolster Booker T. Washington's career in the two years covered by the most recent volume in this major project in black history. Volume 8 finds the Tuskegean becoming more and more a national figure, consolidating his position as presidential adviser and patronage broker, while still trying to quell black opposition to his leadership. Various letters catalog his ability to direct political "plums," to thwart the organization of potentially threatening groups, and to gain more honors for himself
The Booker T. Washington papers by Booker T Washington( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1911 and 1912 Washington continued to travel, lecture, and write in America and abroad. In England and Europe he studied working-class conditions and included his observations in The Man Farthest Down (1912). During this same time period, however, he and his Tuskegee Machine suffered systematic shocks from which they only partially recovered. Washington's political role as presidential adviser declined steadily during Taft's administration. The decline itself was overshadowed, if not hastened, by Washington's involvement in a highly sensationalized incident - his brutal beating at the hands of Henry Albert Ulrich in early 1911. While this act stimulated a wave of sympathy from Washington's supporters, the circumstances surrounding the incident provided added fuel for his detractors
The Booker T. Washington papers by Booker T Washington( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contrast between Booker T. Washington's private actions and public utterances continues to be revealed in this latest volume in the much-acclaimed series. Although very little changes at Tuskegee Institute during this period, Washington's leadership was faltering in the face of a virulent white racism that appeared in the North as well as the South. Still, he continued his public pursuit of and optimism for moderate solutions to racial dissension. At the same time, however, he privately redoubled his efforts to silence his black opponents, build his personal political machine, influence the black press, and maintain his autocratic rile over Tuskegee Institute
The Booker T. Washington papers by Booker T Washington( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering Washington's career from September 1895 - after the Atlanta Compromise address thrust him into prominence as the black spokesman whites were willing to listen to - to December 1898, when President William McKinley visited Tuskegee, the papers in this volume demonstrate Washington's growing fame and public acceptance. Throughout this period, although he continued his close paternal watch over Tuskegee, he became increasingly involved with the concerns of the national black community, speaking to overflow audiences of both races all over the country. This was a time of increasing racial segregation as evidenced by the landmark Plessy v. Fergusson decision, which established the "separate but equal" doctrine not only in transportation but in public accommodations and education. Washington reacted strongly to this, and several years later, in response to the rising tide of discrimination, he delivered his controversial Peace Jubilee speech, calling upon the South to bury racial and sectional prejudice in the trenches of San Juan Hill, where black and white, northerner and southerner, had united in a fight for freedom
The Booker T. Washington papers by Booker T Washington( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probably nothing in Booker T. Washington' life had as much symbolic significance for the blacks for whom he claimed to speak as the day he dined with President Theodore Roosevelt at the White House, October 16, 1901. Not even the publication of his autobiography earlier that year had indicated so clearly just how far "up from slavery" Washington had traveled. Though criticized by many, the dinner was a sign, especially to his black supporters, of Washington's arrival at the heart of power in America. Even as Washington expanded his political influence to become a counselor of presidents, the racial climate was worsening and black political rights in the South were plummeting. Volume 6 documents the events of this somber period, including Washington's secret challenge to the Alabama grandfather clause. It also includes evidence of T. Thomas Fortune's diminishing influence with Washington and the extension of the Tuskegee Machine's web of influence into the North
All at sea : coming of age in World War II by Louis R Harlan( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The tale of [Louis R.] Harlan's transition from adolescence to manhood is related memorably in All at Sea: Coming of Age in World War II. Laced with vignettes depicting the author's naval mistakes, his escapades with and in pursuit of women, and his difficulty in returning to civilian life after the war, All at Sea is a welcome change of pace from more standard, stoic tales of wartime heroism. Harlan's frankness isn't limited to the details of his bouts with ineptitude as a young naval ensign. He also makes pointed observations about the importance of World War II compared to conflicts that have taken place since then, and about the evolution of his own racial attitudes as a product of the South suddenly thrown into settings in which he saw African Americans from a different perspective
 
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Booker T. Washington : the wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-1915
Alternative Names
Harlan, Louis.

Harlan, Louis Rudolph.

Louis R. Harlan American historian

Louis R. Harlan Amerikaans historicus (1922-2010)

Louis R. Harlan historiador estatunidenc

Louis R. Harlan US-amerikanischer Historiker

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