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Up from Slavery

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Autobiography of Booker T. Washington, published in 1901. Developed from a series of articles in The Outlook, it tells of his childhood in slavery on a Virginia plantation, of his struggle ...

Up from Slavery

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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... from Slavery , autobiography of Booker T. Washington , published in 1901 . Developed from a series of articles in The Outlook , it tells of his childhood in slavery on a Virginia plantation, of his struggle for education, his schooling at Hampton Institute, and his presidency of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. The work concludes with an account of travels, speeches, meetings with leaders including Theodore Roosevelt in the White House, and testimonials to his beliefs and accomplishments. The work has a didactic tone as it sets forth the author's views on the...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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...Up from Slavery , autobiography of Booker T. Washington , published in 1901 . Developed from a series of articles in The Outlook , it tells of his childhood in slavery on a Virginia plantation, of his struggle for education, his schooling at Hampton Institute, and his presidency of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. The work concludes with an account of travels, speeches, meetings with leaders including Theodore Roosevelt in the White House, and testimonials to his beliefs and accomplishments. The work has a didactic tone as it sets forth the author’s views on...

Up from Slavery

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The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

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2002
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...Up from Slavery . As autobiography, institutional history, and how-to book, Up from Slavery ( 1901 ) signals the beginnings of African American modernism. Though Booker T. Washington was born a slave, it would be wrong to categorize Up from Slavery as a conventional slave narrative. Indeed Washington makes a conscious effort to avoid an authorial fixation on the evils of slavery. To live as a slave, Washington observes, was to live in “miserable, desolate, and discouraging surroundings,” which was the case, he asserts, “not because my owners were...

Up From Slavery

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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...on figures mentioned in this article .] Bibliography Carroll, Rebecca , ed. Uncle Tom or New Negro? African Americans Reflect on Booker T. Washington and “Up from Slavery” One Hundred Years Later . New York: Broadway Books, 2006. Provides a unique assessment of the legacy of Washington and his book by collecting reflections from contemporary African Americans; includes an edition of Up from Slavery. Kowalski, Philip J. “No Excuses for Our Dirt: Booker T. Washington and a ‘New Negro’ Middle Class.” In Post-Bellum, Pre-Harlem: African American Literature...

Up from Slavery

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Autobiography of Booker T. Washington, published in 1901. Developed from a series of articles in The Outlook, it tells of his childhood in slavery on a Virginia plantation, of his struggle for ...
Slavery

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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...That slavery remained profitable up to its dying days (its most active participants were, after all, loudest in its defence) merely compounds the enigma. Slavery was, to repeat, only one of a host of congruent issues which focused on Britons' freedom of labour, of capital, and of management to conduct their economic lives untrammelled by restrictions and controls. This was the very essence of a new kind of British economic power. After 1776 , thanks in part to the influence of Adam Smith, it was also the core of a new economic thinking. To attack slavery was...

African‐Caribbean Genealogy

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Guy Grannum

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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...all slaves held in the Caribbean, from about 1813 until 1834 , when slavery was abolished. These were established under British laws in Trinidad in 1813 and St Lucia in 1815 , and by 1816–17 most of the other countries had passed their own laws to establish local slave registries. The system started later in Bermuda ( 1821 ), Bahamas ( 1822 ), Anguilla ( 1827 ), and the Cayman Islands and Belize ( 1834 ). Duplicate registers were sent to London and are now in TNA in the series T 71. As the slave registries were set up under a mixture of central and local...

37 The History of the Book in Sub-Saharan Africa

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...Tarik (A Story from the Heart, one of Africa’s first African-language novels) was published in Amharic in 1908 . Shortly after a printing press was installed in Addis Ababa in 1911 , catalogues of Ge’ez and Amharic MSS were printed. In 1922 , the Berhanena Selam Printing Press began publishing Amharic school texts locally. Soon, the power of the press superseded that of the continent’s oldest surviving scribal culture. 2 The impact of slavery and evangelism Seminal ‘movements’ in the development of African *print cultures include slavery, and the forces...

Class

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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...sense of injustice, articulated from below partly in terms of a language of slavery and bondage, inflected by the discourses of constitutionalism, class, and religion—three major linguistic battlefields throughout the first half of the nineteenth century. Especially from the 1770s onward, those opposing ‘Old Corruption’ had used a rhetoric of *patriotism and constitutionalism to legitimize themselves and to castigate a tyranny that turned free Britons into slaves. During the eighteenth century the image of *slavery [6] had also figured in critical...

Education

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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...urgently was greater material sustenance to quell ‘the gnawings and ragings of hunger’, and that schools were only a distraction from these pains, a kind of anaesthetic that ended up compounding ‘servility, pauperism and slavery’. On the other hand, many radically inclined representatives of the working class, or sympathizers with its plight from higher ranks, looked favourably on *popular education (of various kinds, and up to the most sophisticated levels) as a positive aid to independence of liberation. More conservative forces in British society...

Women

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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...and political rights as being directly connected with their abject sexual and domestic slavery. He argued that all women were in need of political rights, most particularly married women. ‘Having been reduced, by the want of political rights, to a state of helplessness, slavery, and of consequent unequal enjoyments, pains, and privations’, married women, he claimed, ‘are more in need of political rights than any other portion of human beings, to gain some emergence from this state.’ Thompson was more outspoken than Wollstonecraft both in his discussion of...

Exploration

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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... *sensibility [11] , and even shifts in temperament and physique, that could be detected among Europeans who moved from their original homeland to the tropics: the lassitude and cruelty of the Boers in southern Africa, as well as the Portuguese in Asia and the British in the West Indies, was attributed to this process of climatic determination. Criticisms of this kind were particularly conspicuous in the literature of *abolitionism [ see *slavery, 6 ]. Forster found that Tahitian civility was already partially corrupted by luxury as a result of a pre-contact...

The Tempest

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Michael Dobson, Anthony Davies, and Will Sharpe

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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...native. When it begins to rain, he too takes shelter under the gaberdine. Alonso’s drunken butler Stefano, drinking sack preserved from the wreck and singing, thinks the gaberdine is a four-legged monster, then a two-headed one too, before he realizes the truth and is reunited with Trinculo. Caliban, given some of Stefano’s sack, thinks him a god, swears allegiance to him, and sings in joy of his deliverance from Prospero’s slavery. 3.1 Concealed, Prospero watches with approval as Ferdinand, enslaved and bearing logs for him, speaks with Miranda and the two vow...

Land

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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Oxford University Press

...labouring class, who were now attracted to the stimulants of tea and coffee with sugar, in part to compensate for nutritional deficits caused by the erosion of their customary rights and their changing role as wage labourers [ see *slavery, 6 ]. Within Britain, the attack on the community's rights to its environment, backed up by the military, is linked to the perceived growth of crime in the city. In London, the punishment as legal crimes of what had recently been social customs (for example, the retention by shipwrights of ‘chips’ or waste timber), in...

History

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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...achievement in the context of the state of development or decay among other nations of the world—as if to say that you cannot see what the British were in 1811 except you know that Greece was then in slavery to the Turks, the United States on a steep economic ascendancy, and the unliberated nations of the Americas on the verge (some of them) of rising up to assert their independence. Barbauld's exposition of the uses of history in her time suggests a view of the relationship between ethnography and historiography which is, even on her own subsequent...

War

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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...the war when, for obvious reasons, it can be expected to have been maximized. In spite of the nation's military effort, the popular image of the soldier as one who relinquished the freedoms of civilian existence for slavery, exile, and (very likely) horrible death remained firmly fixed. Much opposition to service in the home forces resulted from fear that men would be drafted into the army; but the key evidence is provided by recruiting figures which year after year failed to rise, whatever the army's needs or the Duke of *Wellington 's victories. The main...

South Asian Genealogy

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Abi Husainy

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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...List . From 1907–1937 Harrison published The India Office List , which was succeeded by HMSO's The India Office and Burma Office List , 1938–47 . The abolition of slavery created a shortage of labourers in the colonies, so Britain decided to move large numbers of Indian indentured labourers to the sugar‐producing colonies. TNA holds official colonial reports on their transportation, together with statistical returns and some family history information on the labourers in record series CO 384, CO 318, CO 571, CO 323, and CO 571. Apart from these major...

Empire

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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...by contrast, longer British settlement had left a deeper British imprint in the form of representative institutions. These institutions to some degree mirrored those of the homeland, yet were at the same time distorted by the phenomenon of *slavery [6] , which made the white planters a virtual aristocracy, free from many of the constraints in dealing with their social inferiors to which even members of the House of Lords had to submit. In New South Wales the cleavage between the mass of the unfree convict settlers and their rulers was more openly...

Law

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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...for protecting individual rights in society, they were able to articulate important public principles on the basis of common pleas. These included pronouncements on the limited legality and ‘odious’ condition of *slavery [6] in England ( 1772 ), on the freedom of the subject from arrest and of his property from confiscation on a general warrant from the Crown ( 1776 ), and (more gradually) on the freedom of contract. Indeed, the centrality of individualistic rights to politics and the constitution in eighteenth-century England ensured that sensitive political...

46 The History of the Book in Latin America (including Incas, Aztecs, and the Caribbean)

46 The History of the Book in Latin America (including Incas, Aztecs, and the Caribbean)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...subject of the increasingly popular historical novel. José Hernández’s Martín Fierro (Argentina, 1872–9 ), which became a bestseller, Jorge Isaacs’s María , a Cuban anti-slavery novel, (Colombia, 1867 ), and Ricardo Palma’s Tradiciones peruanas ( 1872–1910 ) are only a few examples of this nationalistic approach. Moreover, although universal education was made a legal requirement from the early period of independence, considerable expansion of the educational system in most Latin American countries only began in the second half of the century. The growth...

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