Booker T. Washington in Perspective: Essays of Louis R. Harlan

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Raymond Smock
Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 210 pages
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This book, an important companion volume to Louis R. Harlan's prize-winning biography of Booker T. Washington, makes available for the first time in one collection Harlan's essays on the life and career of the celebrated black leader.

Written over a span of a quarter of a century, they present a remarkably rich and complex look at Washington, the educator and leading precursor of the Civil Rights Movement who rose from slavery to be the dominant force in black America at the opening of the twentieth century.

Harlan's mastery of biography is revealed in essays printed here exploring the nature of biographical writing. Readers interested in the art of historiography and biography will find here Harlan's essays detailing his experience in crafting his acclaimed biography of Washington, which received two Bancroft Awards, the Beveridge Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.

Booker T. Washington in Perspective reveals Harlan as historian and biographer in the essays that were the prelude to his masterwork.

 

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Contents

Booker T Washington in Biographical Perspective
3
Booker T Washingtons West Virginia Boyhood
25
Booker T Washington and the Kanawha Valley
50
Booker T Washington and the White Mans Burden
68
Booker T Washington and the National Negro
98
The Secret Life of Booker T Washington
110
Booker T Washington and the Voice of the Negro
133
Booker T Washingtons Discovery of Jews
152
Booker T Washington and the Politics
164
The Booker T Washington Papers
180
The Labyrinth and the Thread
195
Index
203
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