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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 56 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Sources  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Literature 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E185.97, B
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Most widely held works by Booker T Washington
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 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 8 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 )

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 )

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 1980 in English and held by 3 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 )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 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
Up from slavery, an autobiography by Booker T Washington( Book )

2 editions published between 1901 and 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of the man who, though born in slavery, educated himself and went on to found Tuskegee Institute
Working with the hands by Booker T Washington( Book )

1 edition published in 1904 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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