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.

Using quality classical or award-winning literature, students learn history with a focus on gaining understanding, perspective, and critical thinking skills. Learning to analyze, think independently, choose and defend opinions with evidence, and empathy are the goals of this study.
Category Description for Beautiful Feet History & Geography:

Beautiful Feet curriculum takes a multi-level, living book approach to teaching history, geography and world cultures, using easy to use Guides for the teacher and engaging, well-written literature for the student. The Guides provide book lists, chapter readings, discussion and research questions, background information, website links, answer keys, and more. See our website for lists of literature resources to accompany each guide. Most guides provide content for one year of study, with the exception of Geography through Literature and Western Expansion. The latter two are recommended to be completed together for one year of study. Numbers of lessons vary, and are scheduled 1 to 4 days per week. Recommended Timelines, Maps , or a Composition Book maybe available. See individual courses for more details. Timelines are cardstock and include the figures referenced in the study. Students will need to color, cut and assemble the timeline and figures. History and geography come alive with these well done literature guides. See our website for required books for each guide. Some guides and resources contain Christian content while others do not; contact us for additional information.

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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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Part of literature for Notgrass American History.
Kelly M on Jun 26, 2023
recommended by blogger i follow
Jeanette U on Feb 2, 2022
Part of literature for Notgrass American History.
Kelly M on Jun 26, 2023
It is one of our literature selections for 8th grade.
Angela L on Aug 23, 2022
recommended by blogger i follow
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.
Loni W on Jun 16, 2021
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
It is one of our literature selections for 8th grade.
Angela L on Aug 23, 2022
I choose this item for educational purposes
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