Up from Slavery. An Autobiography.
“I was born a slave on a plantation in Franklin County, Virginia”
The critically-acclaimed, second autobiography of Booker T. Washington, African American educator, author, orator, and first principal of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, today Tuskegee University (HBCU). The success of Up from Slavery led President Theodore Roosevelt to invite Washington to dine with him at the White House, the first African American to do so.
“The book became a bestseller in the United States and was ultimately translated into more than a dozen languages. The account of Washington’s struggles and the successes which he achieved through persistence and self-reliance was influential in interesting men like Andrew Carnegie and Henry H. Rogers in Tuskegee. Royalties from the book were also a source of income for the school.” (DANB)
Description: Up from Slavery. An Autobiography.
New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1901. First Edition. Frontispiece portrait, ix, , 330pp. 8vo. Publisher’s maroon cloth with gilt titling; top edge gilt. Ownership inscription(s) on free, front endpaper. Some fading to spine; spine gilt dulled; minor wear at tail of free, front endpaper and half-title; cornertips of initial leaves with mild creases; good to very good.