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Excerpt from A Boy's Life of Booker T. Washington The single aim in telling the story that follows is to interest boys in the life of Booker T. Washington. This man's life was of such singular and vital importance in the history of his own race and in the history of our country that it ought to be familiar to all the youth of the land, and to the negro youth especially, since it is the greatest inspiration to the latter to be found in the annals of American history. There has been no attempt to be original or exhaustive in the treatment. While a great mass of material has been consulted, it should be frankly stated that the story follows very closely the material found in Washington's Up from Slav ery and My Larger Education and Scott and Stowe's Booker T. Washington: Builder of a Civilization. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Originally published in 1919 in the author's larger "The American Negro in the World War," this paperback edition tells the true story of the tough "Harlem Hellfighters," the all-black regiment (369th Infantry Regiment) of the U.S. Army that served with the French against the Germans in World War I-the only regiment that "never lost a man captured, a trench, or a foot of ground."
Author Joseph R. Conlin’s award-winning teaching and writing styles are reflected in this colorful and engaging look at the individuals, events, and ideas that have shaped this nation’s past. Organized into short, easy-to-read chapters, this text sets the story in a political context, weaving in social, cultural, economic, intellectual, constitutional, diplomatic, and military events along the way. American history has never been so eye-opening--and enjoyable. This Enhanced Edition also shows you how to use the maps, images, and charts in the book to gain an edge in your studies. A brief introduction to the text--Studying from Primary Source Materials--reveals some of the tricks to uncovering the past that your instructor wants you to know. Discovery sections at the end of every chapter assist you in practicing these skills, helping you to connect the text’s main ideas and excel in your course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
An African American Architect Designs for Booker T. Washington
Author: Ellen Weiss
Publisher: NewSouth Books
Robert R. Taylor and Tuskegee interweaves the life of the first academically trained African American architect with his life¿s work ¿ the campus of Booker T. Washington¿s Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute. In this richly illustrated architectural history, the author shows how a black youth born in North Carolina shortly after the Civil War earned a professional architecture degree at MIT, and how he then used his design and administrative skills to further Booker T. Washington¿s agenda of community solidarity and¿in defiance of the then-expanding Jim Crow policies¿the public expression of racial pride and progress. The book also considers such issues as architectural education for African Americans at the turn of the twentieth century, the white donors who funded Tuskegee¿s buildings, other Tuskegee architects, and Taylor¿s buildings elsewhere. Individual narratives of Taylor¿s Tuskegee buildings conclude the volume.
The Rise and Fall of the National Afro-American Council
Author: Benjamin R Justesen
Publisher: SIU Press
Broken Brotherhood: The Rise and Fall of the National Afro-American Council gives a comprehensive account of the National Afro-American Council, the first truly nationwide U.S. civil rights organization, which existed from 1898 to 1908. Based on exhaustive research, the volume chronicles the Council’s achievements and its annual meetings and provides portraits of its key leaders. Led by four of the most notable African American leaders of the time—journalist T. Thomas Fortune, Bishop Alexander Walters, educator Booker T. Washington, and Congressman George Henry White—the Council persevered for a decade despite structural flaws and external pressures that eventually led to its demise in 1908. Author Benjamin R. Justesen provides historical context for the Council’s development during an era of unprecedented growth in African American organizations. Justesen establishes the National Afro-American Council as the earliest national arena for discussions of critical social and political issues affecting African Americans and the single most important united voice lobbying for protection of the nation’s largest minority. In a period marked by racial segregation, widespread disfranchisement, and lynching violence, the nonpartisan council helped establish two more enduring successor organizations, providing core leadership for both the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the National Urban League. Broken Brotherhood traces the history of the Council and the complicated relationships among key leaders from its creation in Rochester in 1898 to its last gathering in Baltimore in 1907, drawing on both private correspondence and contemporary journalism to create a balanced historical portrait. Enhanced by thirteen illustrations, the volume also provides intriguing details about the ten national gatherings, describes the Council’s unsuccessful attempt to challenge disfranchisement before the U.S. Supreme Court, and sheds light on the gradual breakdown of Republican solidarity among African American leaders in the first decade of the twentieth century.
America's past is full of politics as well as personal stories. That's why Conlin's THE AMERICAN PAST: A SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY teaches history the way it happened: real people with real stories. Through short narratives from political figures' lives, you'll discover how our nation grew from a colonial project to an international superpower. Along the way, you'll find the human dimension emphasized with the stories of men and women of different regional, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds described in colorful detail. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Industrialization and Racial Transformation in Birmingham
Author: Bobby M. Wilson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
No American city symbolizes the black struggle for civil rights more than Birmingham, Alabama. In this critical analysis of why Birmingham became such a focal point, Bobby M. Wilson argues that AlabamaOs path to industrialism differed significantly from that in the North and Midwest. True to its antebellum roots, no other industrial city in the United States would depend so much upon the exploitation of black labor so early in its development as Birmingham. A persuasive exploration of the links between AlabamaOs slaveholding order and the subsequent industrialization of the state, WilsonOs study demonstrates that arguments based on classical economics fail to take into account the ways in which racial issues influenced the rise of industrial capitalism.