Up From Slavery

Up From Slavery

An Autobiography

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Publisher: Raleigh, N.C. : Alex Catalogue, [199-?]
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squinton
Jun 08, 2013

“success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”

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squinton
Jun 08, 2013

"In order to be successful in any kind of undertaking, I think the main thing is for one to grow to the point where he completely forgets himself; that is, to lose himself in a great cause. In proportion as one loses himself in this way, in the same degree does he get the highest happiness out of his work."

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Jun 08, 2013

"Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him...Every individual responds to confidence."

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Jan 12, 2014

Along with Frederick Douglass's "Narrative" and DuBois's "The Souls of Black Folks," Booker T. Washington's "Up From Slavery" is one of the most important books of African-American non-fiction of the post-slavery era. An influential educator and advocate for black rights, Washington is a polarizing figure because more radical African-Americans (such as DuBois) accused him of compromise and being overly deferential to whites. There's certainly none of the anger you'll find in Douglass or none of the horrors of slave narratives, but I think Washington did the best he could given the circumstances and this is a milestone in both African-American writing and cultural progress.

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