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Up from History

The Life of Booker T. Washington

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674060371

Publication Date: 04/30/2011

Academic Trade

528 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

54 halftones

Belknap Press


  • Contents
  • Prologue: The Meaning of the Veil
  • The Force That Wins
  • The Model Community
  • The Self-Made Men
  • The Survival of the Race
  • The Settlement of the Negro Problem
  • The Rising People
  • The Lion and the Fox
  • The Train of Disfranchisement
  • The Leopard’s Spots
  • The Violence of Their Imagination
  • The Warring Ideals
  • The Tuskegee Machine
  • The Assault by the Toms
  • The Tragedy of Color
  • The Man Farthest Down
  • The Leader of the Race
  • The Morning Cometh
  • The Veil of History
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Honorable Mention, 2009 Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, U.S. History & Biography/Autobiography Category
  • A Booklist Top 10 Black History Nonfiction Book of 2009
  • A Library Journal Best Book of 2009
  • A Washington Post Best Book of 2009
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