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Education of Booker T. Washington American Democracy and the Idea of Race Relations

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ISBN-10: 023113049X

ISBN-13: 9780231130493

Edition: 2008

Authors: Michael Rudolph West

List price: $32.00
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Booker T. Washington has long held an ambiguous position in the pantheon of black leadership. Lauded by some in his own lifetime as a black George Washington, he was also derided by others as a Benedict Arnold. In The Education of Booker T. Washington, Michael West offers a major reinterpretation of one of the most complex and controversial figures in American history. West reveals the personal and political dimensions of Washington's journey "up from slavery." He explains why Washington's ideas resonated so strongly in the post-Reconstruction era and considers their often negative influence in the continuing struggle for equality in the United States. West's work also establishes a…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/13/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Michael Rudolph West is associate professor of history and director of Africana Studies at the College of the Holy Cross.

"The Great and Intricate Problem": Democracy, the Negro Problem, and the Idea of Race Relations
"Negroes Whose Habits You Know": The Boy, "Booker," Progress, and "Racial Feeling"
"They Will Pull Against You the Load Downward": The Freedpeople's Failure and Booker Washington's Rescue
"Gathered from Miscellaneous Sources": Democratic Possibilities and Other Kinds of "Racial Feelings"
"Prepared for the Exercise of These Privileges": A New Negro and the End of Democracy