Annotations for Up from Slavery


Baker & Taylor
The African-American educator documents his struggle for freedom and self-respect and his fight to establish industrial training and educational programs for black Americans.

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Blackwell North Amer
For half a century from its publication in 1902 Up from Slavery was the best-known book written by an African American. The life of ex-slave Booker T. Washington embodied the legendary rise of the American self-made man, and his autobiography gave prominence for the first time to the voice of a group which had to pull itself up from extreme adversity.

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