Booker T. Washington: Volume 1: The Making of a Black Leader, 1856-1901
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Booker T. Washington: Volume 1: The Making of a Black Leader, 1856-1901

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A model biography, superbly researched and written . . . sure to (become) the last word on this stage of Washington's career for many years to come (History).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 25.4mm | 498.96g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • photos
  • 0195019156
  • 9780195019155
  • 1,641,819

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This book begins in 1901, when Booker T. Washington at the age of forty-five was approaching the zenith of his fame and influence, and ends with his death in 1915. It is a biographical study in the sense that its focus is on the complex, enigmatic figure of Washington, the most powerful black minority-group boss of his time.show more

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"Will stand as one of the significant American biographies of this generation. Harlan's style is easy and readable, his knowledge of the subject profound, his research seemingly exhaustive."-Journal of Southern History "A model biography, superbly researched and written, and hauntingly evocative of the flawed man and his bitter times...sure to [be] the last word on this stage of Washington's career for many years to come."-History: Reviews of New Books "If the second volume measures up to the first, Harlan's biography of Booker T. Washington will be the best study we have of a black American. It already sets a standard unmatched for the penetration of obscure origins and elaborate myths."-C. Vann Woodward, The New Republicshow more

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