Booker T. Washington

Character Building


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Character Building is a compilation of speeches, given by Mr. Booker T. Washington, to the students and staff of the Tuskegee Normal and Ind…

Up from Slavery: An Autobiography


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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…

Up From Slavery: An Autobiography (version 2)


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Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington sharing his personal experience of having to work to rise up from the posi…

The Negro Problem


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This is a collection of essays, edited by Booker T. Washington, representative of what historians have characterized as "racial uplift …

The Black Experience in America, 18th-20th Century, Vol. 1


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This is not the copyrighted work by Norman Coombs currently on Project Gutenberg but a collection of non-fiction, fiction, poetry, drama, an…

Up from Slavery: An Autobiography (version 3)


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Up from Slavery is the autobiography of American educator Booker T. Washington, describing his personal path up from the position of a slave…

The Future of the American Negro


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The history of African American enslavement, freedom from slavery, and the need for education as a prerequisite for success. - Summary by ki…

The Upward Path: A Reader For Colored Children


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From the preface of the book: "To the present time, there has been no collection of stories and poems by Negro writers, which colored c…

Putting the Most Into Life


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The chapters in this little book were originally part of a series of Sunday Evening Talks given by the Principal to the students of the Tusk…

The Story of My Life and Work


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The legacy of Booker T. Washington has inspired leaders for racial equality for over a century. He rose from a slave family to be adviser t…

Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 074


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Twenty-one short nonfiction works chosen by the readers. "We must learn to dignify common labor." Booker T. Washington spoke plain…

Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 089


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"From vocalists you may learn much, but do not believe all that they say." Robert Schumann's Advice to Young Musicians is replete …

My Larger Education


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This is a sequel to Washington's first autobiographical book, Up From Slavery, which depicted his early life. He says "This book contai…

Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 090


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In his autobiographical essay "The Intellectuals and the Boston Mob," Booker T. Washington wrote: "It is not argument, nor cr…

First Chapter Collection 009


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The first chapter of a book is often the hook to draw a reader in. It could make you eager for more or realize it isn't for you. Here we off…