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The Resource Booker T. Washington, edited by Emma Lou Thornbrough

Booker T. Washington, edited by Emma Lou Thornbrough

Label
Booker T. Washington
Title
Booker T. Washington
Statement of responsibility
edited by Emma Lou Thornbrough
Creator
Compiler
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Book about the life of Booker T. Washington. Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856 - 1915) was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community. Washington was from the last generation of black American leaders born into slavery and became the leading voice of the former slaves and their descendants, who were newly oppressed by disfranchisement and the Jim Crow discriminatory laws enacted in the post-Reconstruction Southern states in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1895 his Atlanta compromise called for avoiding confrontation over segregation and instead putting more reliance on long-term educational and economic advancement in the black community. His base was the Tuskegee Institute, a historically black college in Alabama. As lynchings in the South reached a peak in 1895, Washington gave a speech in Atlanta that made him nationally famous. The speech called for black progress through education and entrepreneurship. Washington mobilized a nationwide coalition of middle-class blacks, church leaders, and white philanthropists and politicians, with a long-term goal of building the community's economic strength and pride by a focus on self-help and schooling.
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Assigning source
amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thornbrough, Emma Lou
Dewey number
  • 370.924
  • 301.451/96/024
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E185.97
  • E185.97.W4
  • CT101
LC item number
  • .W277 1969
  • T46 1969
  • G7 v.2
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Great lives observed
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, Booker T
  • Washington, Booker T
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
Label
Booker T. Washington, edited by Emma Lou Thornbrough
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Spectrum book."
Bibliography note
"Bibliographical note": pages 178-182 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17084355
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 184 pages
Isbn
9780139453113
Lccn
69015336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)5309
  • (OCoLC)5309
Label
Booker T. Washington, edited by Emma Lou Thornbrough
Publication
Note
"A Spectrum book."
Bibliography note
"Bibliographical note": pages 178-182 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17084355
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 184 pages
Isbn
9780139453113
Lccn
69015336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)5309
  • (OCoLC)5309

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