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Washington, Booker T. (Booker Taliaferro) 1856-1915

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Works: 13 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 54 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Records and correspondence  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E185.97, 301.45196073024
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The Booker T. Washington papers by Booker T Washington( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 10 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 )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Washington papers continue to garner critical acclaim as a major publishing enterprise in Black and American historiography. Throughout their corpus, they reveal the private world of black Americans in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and provide vivid personal perspectives on interracial relations during the "age of accommodation." Between 1909 and 191, Booker T. Washington remained the most powerful figure in black America. His dominance, however, did not go unchallenged. Both the newly inaugurated President William Howard Taft and the newly founded National Association for the Advancement of Colored People were at odds with Washington. In addition, his influence was further strained by the spread of race riots, lynchings, and laws discriminatory toward blacks. Still, Washington continued his efforts to promote better race relations and improve black educational and economic opportunity. On speaking tours in the South, he drew large enthusiastic crowds of both races who were captivated by his charismatic intelligence and style. He also remained very much involved with the daily life and administration of Tuskegee - among other things, redefining George Washington Carver's duties at the institute. This period also saw his continued work on My Larger Education (1911), a sequel to Up from Slaver, and The Man Farthest Down (1912), a study of the working classes in Europe
The Booker T. Washington papers by Booker T Washington( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1981 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The University of Illinois Press offers online access to "The Booker T. Washington Papers," a 14-volume set published by the press. Users can search the papers, view images, and purchase the print version of the volumes. Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856-1915) was an African-American educator who was born a slave in Franklin County, Virginia
The Booker T. Washington Papers by Booker T Washington( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 4 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 )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Booker T. Washington and his critics : the problem of Negro leadership by Booker T Washington( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 3 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 )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 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
My larger education; being chapters from my experience by Booker T Washington( Book )

1 edition published in 1911 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington lays out his philosophy of hard work and cooperative attitudes while describing the men and experiences that influenced his thinking and the impressive achievements of his Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute of Alabama
The Booker T. Washington papers by Booker T Washington( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 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
Uncle Tom or new Negro? : African Americans reflect on Booker T. Washington and Up from slavery one hundred years later by Rebecca Carroll( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the ninetieth anniversary of Booker T. Washington's death comes a passionate, provocative dialogue on his complicated legacy, including the complete text of his classic autobiography, Up from Slavery. Booker T. Washington was born a slave in 1858, yet roughly forty years later he had established the Tuskegee Institute. Befriended by a U.S. president and corporate titans, beloved and reviled by the black community, Washington was one of the most influential voices on the postslavery scene. But Washington's message of gradual accommodation was accepted by some and rejected by others, and, almost a century after his death, he is still one of the most controversial and misunderstood characters in American history. Uncle Tom or New Negro' does much more than provide yet another critical edition of Washington's memoirs. Instead, Carroll has interviewed an outstanding array of African American luminaries including Julianne Malveaux, cultural critics Debra Dickerson and John McWhorter, and Pulitzer Prize'winning journalist and radio talk-show host Karen Hunter, among others. In a dazzling collection bursting with invigorating and varying perspectives, (e.g. What would Booker T. think of Sean Combs or Russell Simmons' Was Washington a "tragic buffoon" or "a giver of hope to those on the margins of the margins"') this cutting-edge book allows you to reach your own conclusions about a controversial and perhaps ultimately enigmatic figure. From the Trade Paperback edition
 
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