Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD REFERENCE ( (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2013. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single entry from a reference work in OR for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 03 August 2020

Up from Slavery, 

The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

James D. Hart

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 social separation of the races, his faith in education, largely vocational for blacks, and his belief in honesty, industry, frugality, and self-discipline.... ...

Access to the complete content on Oxford Reference requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.