Up from Slavery

Up from Slavery
Author: Booker T. Washington
Release: 1901
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 352
ISBN: UVA:X000213621
Language: en
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Autobiography of Booker T. Washington.

Up from Slavery

Up from Slavery
Author: Booker T. Washington
Release: 2015-11-17
Editor: 谷月社
Pages: 224
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Language: en
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Up From Slavery

Up From Slavery
Author: Booker T. Washington
Release: 1907
Editor: Doubleday, Page & Company
Pages: 384
ISBN: HARVARD:32044026013995
Language: en
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Deals partly with the establishment of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute.

The Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave

The Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave
Author: Willie Lynch
Release: 2011-06
Editor: Ravenio Books
Pages: 38
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Language: en
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This speech was said to have been delivered by Willie Lynch on the bank of the James River in the colony of Virginia in 1712. Lynch was a British slave owner in the West Indies. He was invited to the colony of Virginia in 1712 to teach his methods to slave owners there.

Character Building

Character Building
Author: Booker T. Washington
Release: 2021-01-26
Editor: Graphic Arts Books
Pages: 766
ISBN: 9781513276137
Language: en
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A compilation of more than 30 addresses from Booker T. Washington explaining the importance of personal responsibility, self-reflection and economic independence in the Black community. Character Building is an inspiring series of anecdotes that speak to the issues of his contemporary audience. Booker T. Washington was a strong supporter of education and entrepreneurship among African Americans. He believed a degree or certification could provide access and elevate one’s social and economic status. In Character Building, he provides his basic tenets of success that are rooted in individual behavior. He encourages productivity and the need for a positive home life. To succeed, each person’s environment must be conducive to their goals. Washington’s life-long mission was to inspire and uplift the most vulnerable in his community. In Character Building he discusses the many tools that can be used to change a person’s station. It’s an open declaration of the core beliefs that helped shaped his life. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Character Building is both modern and readable.

Escape from Slavery

Escape from Slavery
Author: Francis Bok
Release: 2007-04-01
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781429971010
Language: en
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In this groundbreaking modern slave narrative, Francis Bok shares his remarkable story with grace, honesty, and a wisdom gained from surviving ten years in captivity. May, 1986: Selling his mother's eggs and peanuts near his village in southern Sudan, seven year old Francis Bok's life was shattered when Arab raiders on horseback, armed with rifles and long knives, burst into the quiet marketplace, murdering men and women and gathering the young children into a group. Strapped to horses and donkeys, Francis and others were taken north, into lives of slavery under wealthy Muslim farmers. For ten years, Francis lived alone in a shed near the goats and cattle that were his responsibility. Fed with scraps from the table, slowly learning bits of an unfamiliar language and religion, the boy had almost no human contact other than his captor's family. After two failed attempts to escape-each bringing severe beatings and death threats-Francis finally escaped at age seventeen, a dramatic breakaway on foot that was his final chance. Yet his slavery did not end there, for even as he made his way toward the capital city of Khartoum, others sought to deprive him of his freedom. Determined to avoid that fate and discover what had happened to his family on that terrible day in 1986, the teenager persevered through prison and refugee camps for three more years, winning the attention of United Nations officials and being granted passage to America. Now a student and an anti-slavery activist, Francis Bok has made it his life mission to combat world slavery. His is the first voice to speak for an estimated twenty seven million people held against their will in nearly every nation, including our own. Escape from Slavery is at once a riveting adventure, a story of desperation and triumph, and a window revealing a world that few have survived to tell.

Three African American Classics

Three African American Classics
Author: W. E. B. Du Bois,Frederick Douglass,Booker T. Washington
Release: 2012-03-07
Editor: Courier Corporation
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780486131115
Language: en
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Essential reading for students of African-American history includes autobiographies of former slaves Washington and Douglass, plus Du Bois' landmark essays, which counsel an aggressive approach to civil rights.

The Story of My Life and Work

The Story of My Life and Work
Author: Booker T. Washington
Release: 1900
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 440
ISBN: UCD:31175001877839
Language: en
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A publisher's dummy used for subscription sales of Washington's autobiography. Selected pages of the text and 37 illustrated plates are included. The front and back cover represent two of the three available bindings for the edition; the spine for the third option is pasted to the inside back cover.

Complicity

Complicity
Author: Anne Farrow,Joel Lang,Jenifer Frank
Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Ballantine Books
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780307414793
Language: en
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A startling and superbly researched book demythologizing the North’s role in American slavery “The hardest question is what to do when human rights give way to profits. . . . Complicity is a story of the skeletons that remain in this nation’s closet.”—San Francisco Chronicle The North’s profit from—indeed, dependence on—slavery has mostly been a shameful and well-kept secret . . . until now. Complicity reveals the cruel truth about the lucrative Triangle Trade of molasses, rum, and slaves that linked the North to the West Indies and Africa. It also discloses the reality of Northern empires built on tainted profits—run, in some cases, by abolitionists—and exposes the thousand-acre plantations that existed in towns such as Salem, Connecticut. Here, too, are eye-opening accounts of the individuals who profited directly from slavery far from the Mason-Dixon line. Culled from long-ignored documents and reports—and bolstered by rarely seen photos, publications, maps, and period drawings—Complicity is a fascinating and sobering work that actually does what so many books pretend to do: shed light on America’s past.

Great Speeches by Frederick Douglass

Great Speeches by Frederick Douglass
Author: Frederick Douglass,James Daley
Release: 2013-01-01
Editor: Courier Corporation
Pages: 164
ISBN: 9780486498829
Language: en
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Author, abolitionist, political speaker, and philosopher,Frederick Douglass was a pivotal figure in the decades ofstruggle leading up to the Civil War and the EmancipationProclamation. This inexpensive compilation of his speeches— including “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” (1852)and “Self-Made Men” (1859) — adds vital detail to the portraitof this great historical figure.Dover Original

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass  an American Slave
Author: Frederick Douglass
Release: 2019-06-12
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780359683550
Language: en
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass during his time in Lynn, Massachusetts. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass encompasses eleven chapters that recount Douglass's life as a slave and his ambition to become a free man.

Born Again

Born Again
Author: Charles W. Colson
Release: 2008-09-01
Editor: Chosen Books
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1585589411
Language: en
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In 1974 Charles W. Colson pleaded guilty to Watergate-related offenses and, after a tumultuous investigation, served seven months in prison. In his search for meaning and purpose in the face of the Watergate scandal, Colson penned Born Again. This unforgettable memoir shows a man who, seeking fulfillment in success and power, found it, paradoxically, in national disgrace and prison. In more than three decades since its initial publication, Born Again has brought hope and encouragement to millions. This remarkable story of new life continues to influence lives around the world. This expanded edition includes a brand-new introduction and a new epilogue by Colson, recounting the writing of his bestselling book and detailing some of the ways his background and ministry have brought hope and encouragement to so many.

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
Author: Olaudah Equiano
Release: 2021-01-26
Editor: Graphic Arts Books
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9781513276021
Language: en
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A first-person narrative of Olaudah Equiano’s journey from his native Africa to the New World, that follows his capture, introduction to Christianity and eventual release. His story is an eye-opening depiction of personal resilience in the face of structural oppression. Olaudah Equiano’s origins are rooted in West Africa’s Eboe district, which is modern-day Nigeria. He details the shocking events that led up to his kidnapping and subsequent trade into slavery. His journey starts at 11 years old, forcing him to come of age in a society that abuses him at every turn. During his plight, he attempts to find new ways to survive, educating himself and eventually formulating a plan to obtain his freedom. In The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, the author illustrates the harsh realities of slavery. Upon its release, the book was well-received and translated into multiple languages including German and Dutch. It set the precedent for many first-person narratives that would highlight their own unfathomable experiences. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano is both modern and readable.

Three Negro Classics

Three Negro Classics
Author: Anonim
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 511
ISBN: OCLC:70832257
Language: en
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Up From Slavery and The Atlanta Compromise Speech

Up From Slavery and The Atlanta Compromise Speech
Author: Booker T. Washington
Release: 2020-07-08
Editor: SeaWolf Press
Pages: 206
ISBN: 1952433584
Language: en
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A nice, unabridged edition of this classic with 28 photographs and illustrations. Includes his influential Atlanta Compromise speech. Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of American educator Booker T. Washington. The book describes his personal experience of having to work to rise up from the position of a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton Institute, to his work establishing vocational schools-most notably the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. His goal was to help black people and other disadvantaged minorities learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves, as a race, up by the bootstraps. He reflects on the generosity of both teachers and philanthropists who helped in educating blacks and Native Americans. In 1998, the Modern Library listed the book at No. 3 on its list of the 100 best nonfiction books of the 20th century.

The Other Slavery

The Other Slavery
Author: Andrés Reséndez
Release: 2016-04-12
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780544602670
Language: en
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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST | WINNER OF THE BANCROFT PRIZE. A landmark history—the sweeping story of the enslavement of tens of thousands of Indians across America, from the time of the conquistadors up to the early twentieth century. Since the time of Columbus, Indian slavery was illegal in much of the American continent. Yet, as Andrés Reséndez illuminates in his myth-shattering The Other Slavery, it was practiced for centuries as an open secret. There was no abolitionist movement to protect the tens of thousands of Natives who were kidnapped and enslaved by the conquistadors. Reséndez builds the incisive case that it was mass slavery—more than epidemics—that decimated Indian populations across North America. Through riveting new evidence, including testimonies of courageous priests, rapacious merchants, and Indian captives, The Other Slavery reveals nothing less than a key missing piece of American history. For over two centuries we have fought over, abolished, and tried to come to grips with African American slavery. It is time for the West to confront an entirely separate, equally devastating enslavement we have long failed truly to see. “The Other Slavery is nothing short of an epic recalibration of American history, one that’s long overdue...In addition to his skills as a historian and an investigator, Résendez is a skilled storyteller with a truly remarkable subject. This is historical nonfiction at its most important and most necessary.” — Literary Hub, 20 Best Works of Nonfiction of the Decade ““One of the most profound contributions to North American history.”—Los Angeles Times

The Future of the American Negro

The Future of the American Negro
Author: Booker T. Washington
Release: 1902
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 268
ISBN: STANFORD:36105024626546
Language: en
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Aims to put in more definite & permanent form the ideas regarding the negro & his future which the author expressed many times on the public platform & through the press & magazines.

St Landry Up from Slavery Then Came the Fire

St  Landry Up from Slavery Then Came the Fire
Author: Leona W. Smith
Release: 2011-09-21
Editor: Author House
Pages: 602
ISBN: 9781456760335
Language: en
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Note: This isn't another Mississippi Burning or another Roots!! It's a true family legacy!! (Find it on Goodreads.com) From a child, Leona W. Smith was always intrigued by family stories told to her by her parents, grandparents, and close family friends. Birthed out of the intense desire of her mother (Shirley Mae LaVergne Williams) to discover more about her paternal roots, Leona set out on a journey to research her familys history and discovered some amazing truths about her ancestors. Told through family records and stories handed down through many generations and through the use of true to life accounts obtained from Federal Slave Narratives set in Louisiana, St. Landry Up From Slavery Then Came the Fire!! is an epic story deeply rooted in historical fact that spans over 300 years of the LaVergne and Williams families. From the shores of Africa to the rice fields of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana and beyond, St. Landry Up From Slavery Then Came the Fire! explores the hardships, struggles, defeats and triumphs endued by the families through the cruel injustices of slavery, classism and racism. Most importantly, it also explores the families resolute faith in God and gives documented accounts and firsthand testimonies of the amazing, miraculous power of God at work in their lives down through the generations that has left a legacy of hope, courage, and success that still endures today.

Up from Slavery

Up from Slavery
Author: Thirman L. Milner
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 104
ISBN: 141411527X
Language: en
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This book is a history of the Milner family from slavery in Connecticut, to the election of Hartford, Connecticut native Thirman L. Milner as the first popularly elected mayor of African American heritage in New England to the election of Barack Obama as president of the United States.

Japanese by Spring

Japanese by Spring
Author: Ishmael Reed
Release: 1996-08
Editor: Penguin Books
Pages: 244
ISBN: PSU:000044525941
Language: en
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Chappie Puttbutt, a Black professor at the overwhelmingly white Jack London University, finds himself the head of his department and, drunk with power, sets out to settle old scores