Up From Slavery (Washington)

Up From Slavery (Washington)

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Item #: 000520
ISBN: 9780486287386
Grades: 9-AD

Product Description:

This historical book by Booker T. Washington is an autobiography that shares his life story and how he became one of the most influential leaders of his day. Beginning with his childhood as a slave in Virginia, the book details how he struggled for an education, how Reconstruction affected his life, his involvement with the Tuskegee Institute, his efforts to promote education among African Americans, his motivational speechmaking around the country, and more. This unabridged book is an inspiring story of personal achievement during tough times and a must-read for those studying the civil rights movement during the time of the Civil War and Reconstruction. 166 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

Historical Fiction

Publisher Description:

Born in a Virginia slave hut, Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915) rose to become the most influential spokesman for African Americans of his day. In this eloquently written book, he describes events in a remarkable life that began in bondage and culminated in worldwide recognition for his many accomplishments. In simply written yet stirring passages, he tells of his impoverished childhood and youth, the unrelenting struggle for an education, early teaching assignments, his selection in 1881 to head Tuskegee Institute, and more.

A firm believer in the value of education as the best route to advancement, Washington disapproved of civil-rights agitation and in so doing earned the opposition of many black intellectuals. Yet, he is today regarded as a major figure in the struggle for equal rights, one who founded a number of organizations to further the cause and who worked tirelessly to educate and unite African Americans.

Reprint of the Doubleday, Page and Company, New York, 1901 edition.

Category Description for Exploring America (Gr. 9-12):

While not uncommon for high school students to study both American History and American Literature in the same year (typically 11th grade), it is unusual to find a curriculum that weaves the two together. Exploring America goes one step further, not only combining history and literature, but also Bible/Faith. The result is a comprehensive, intensely Christian look at the events, the people, the culture, and the faith of our nation with an emphasis on a God-centered worldview. A student completing the course as outlined would earn three high school credits history, English (literature and composition), and Bible. Obviously designed with the homeschool student/family in mind, the two volumes (each about 400 pgs.) that make up the curriculum text are very readable and interesting, with carefully chosen illustrations. The text is written directly to the student with lessons clearly laid out and easy to follow. Volume 1 covers Columbus to Reconstruction; Volume 2, the late 1800's to the Present. These two volumes plus a resource book American Voices are included in the Curriculum Package. American Voices is a collection of speeches, poetry, and writings from original sources that are used in the course in addition to the literature selections. The literature selections (a whole book approach) have been carefully chosen. The author, Ray Notgrass, states clearly that the perspective of faith influenced the literature selections and that the goal was well-written redemptive literature. Accordingly, some typical American Lit reads are omitted. In addition to selections from American Voices, the following books are studied: The Scarlet Letter, Narrative of the Life of David Crockett, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Co. Aytch (Civil War diary of Sam Watkins), Little Women, Humorous Stories and Sketches, Up from Slavery, In His Steps, Mama's Bank Account, Miracle on the Hills, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Giver.

There are 30 weekly units, each with five lessons. Each unit begins by listing the lessons and memory verse(s) along with the books used and suggested writing assignments (typically 2-3 assignments; each 1-2 pgs. long; student chooses one) for each unit. Each fifth lesson is a Bible/worldview lesson. Each lesson includes a related scripture reference and each unit includes a timeline of world events.

The Curriculum Package includes the two text manuals (Parts 1 & 2) plus American Voices.

The Student Review Pack is optional and contains three pieces: The Student Review Book, Quiz and Exam Book and Answer Key.

The Student Review Book features lesson review questions, literature review questions, Bible commentary and literary analysis. The set of review questions from the text as well as the American Voices assignments for each lesson can be answered either orally or on paper. The Bible commentary is to aid the student in profiting from the Bible reading and study. Also included in the student review book are literary analysis segments and questions for each book selection. The Quiz and Exam book is just that - quizzes (for each unit) and six exams. The Answer Key has answers to all review and literary analysis questions, quizzes and exams.

This is an excellent course for the serious student who wants to study both American history and American literature from the perspective of God's Word and Sovereignty. ~ Janice

Category Description for Dover Thrift Editions:

Complete and unabridged versions of great literature with no "frills" to save you money!

Primary Subject
Grade Start
Grade End
Trade Paper
Reprint; Unabridged, Illustrated
Series Title
Thrift Edition Ser.
General Adult
Booker T. Washington
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Dover Publications
0.28 (lbs.)
9.0" x 5.0" x 0.5"
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Jeanette U on Feb 2, 2022
For use with Notgrass Exploring America curriculum
Megan S on Aug 12, 2021
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Jeanette U on Feb 2, 2022
I choose this item for educational purposes
Tracie on Oct 23, 2021
For use with Notgrass Exploring America curriculum
Megan S on Aug 12, 2021
For my son's Classical Conversations class!
Valerie S on Jul 1, 2021
A require reading for my daughter and you have the best price.
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Amparo C on Nov 17, 2020
Part of Beautiful Feet requirements
Amy T on Aug 27, 2020
Required for the Classical Conversations Challenge 1 class my child is in.
Kira C on Jul 24, 2020
awesome book
Jennifer W on Dec 27, 2019
Required text for home school co-op African American Literature class.
Angela J on Aug 13, 2019
literature source for homeschool
brooke R on Aug 12, 2019
Part of Notgrass Exploring America's recommended reading.
Eva D on Jun 29, 2019
My oldest son, a student in law school, says this book was one of the most influential books in his reading assignments during high school.
karen p on Apr 12, 2019
Lisa P on Aug 5, 2018
It is used as part of our American History curriculum.
Rhonda E on Dec 15, 2017
Great Books list
AJ Y on May 12, 2017
homeschool curriculum (classical conversations)
Jalin R on Aug 5, 2016
suggested reader for history
Sherri F on May 11, 2016
I choose this item for educational purposes
Tracie on Oct 23, 2021
For my son's Classical Conversations class!
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