Up from Slavery: an autobiography

Up from Slavery: an autobiography

by Booker T. Washington


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Born into slavery. First leader of the Tuskegee Institute. Political advisor to Presidents. This is his voice. This is his story.

“I have begun everything with the idea that I could succeed, and I never had much patience with the multitudes of people who are always ready to explain why one cannot succeed,” states Washington.

Read of his inspirational life in this unabridged, affordable printed volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945644115
Publisher: Ross Bolton
Publication date: 10/18/2016
Pages: 102
Sales rank: 103,101
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 3
Introduction by Walter H. Page 3
Chapter I. A Slave Among Slaves 7
Chapter II. Boyhood Days 13
Chapter III. The Struggle For An Education 18
Chapter IV. Helping Others 24
Chapter V. The Reconstruction Period 29
Chapter VI. Black Race And Red Race 32
Chapter VII. Early Days At Tuskegee 36
Chapter VIII. Teaching School In A Stable And A Hen-House 40
Chapter IX. Anxious Days And Sleepless Nights 44
Chapter X. A Harder Task Than Making Bricks Without Straw 48
Chapter XI. Making Their Beds Before They Could Lie On Them 53
Chapter XII. Raising Money 57
Chapter XIII. Two Thousand Miles For A Five-Minute Speech 62
Chapter XIV. The Atlanta Exposition Address 68
Chapter XV. The Secret Of Success In Public Speaking 75
Chapter XVI. Europe 84
Chapter XVII. Last Words 91

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