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Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

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7 Hours 59 Minutes


January 2016

Audio Book Summary

Up From Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his slow and steady rise from a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton University, to his work establishing vocational schools-most notably the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama-to help black people and other disadvantaged minorities learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves, as a race, up by the bootstraps. He reflects on the generosity of both teachers and philanthropists who helped in educating blacks and native Americans. He describes his efforts to instill manners, breeding, health and a feeling of dignity to students. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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  • Kandrice G.

    The Narrarator made it incredibly difficult to want to listen to the book. It seems as though English is not his first language as he stumbled through the reading as if he'd just learned to read. I can appreciate someone learning the enligh language however to read as a narrator I believe that should be an essential foundation that is solid. Many of the words he'd say were mispronounced especially "Tuskegee" being that this was a fundamental part of Mr. Washington's book/life I feel like that should've have been properly pronounced at the very least.

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  • Joe M.

    This is a great book! Should be a must read for ever high school student.

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  • Steve R

    I love this book, but the narrator was so hard to understand I didn't make it more than several minutes into the book when I had to stop.

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  • Unique C

    Oh wow, oh wow! What an excellent read. This should be required reading for all Americans regardless of skin color.

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