Up from Slavery

Up from Slavery
Author: Booker T. Washington
Publsiher: First Avenue Editions ™
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN 10: 1541548019
ISBN 13: 9781541548015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Up from Slavery Book Review:

In this acclaimed autobiography, Booker T. Washington makes a case for lifting up his race through education. Washington uses his personal story as the example, from his birth to slave parents on a Virginia plantation and his struggle to go to school to his adult achievements as a public speaker and black leader. Washington outlines more than forty years of his life, emphasizing how he overcame great obstacles in order to pursue his education at Hampton University. As an adult, he opened a school for black students in Tuskegee, Alabama, and later he established other successful vocational schools. Throughout the book, Washington describes his educational philosophy and his hopes and dreams for African Americans. This is an unabridged version of Booker T. Washington's life story, which was first published in 1901.

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
Author: Frances E. Ruffin
Publsiher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1402741189
ISBN 13: 9781402741180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frederick Douglass Book Review:

The life of the famous abolitionist.

Three African American Classics

Three African American Classics
Author: W. E. B. Du Bois,Frederick Douglass,Booker T. Washington
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012-03-07
ISBN 10: 0486131114
ISBN 13: 9780486131115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three African American Classics Book Review:

Essential reading for students of African-American history includes autobiographies of former slaves Washington and Douglass, plus Du Bois' landmark essays, which counsel an aggressive approach to civil rights.

Working with the Hands Being a Sequel to Up from Slavery Covering the Author s Experiences in Industrial Training at Tuskegee

Working with the Hands  Being a Sequel to Up from Slavery  Covering the Author s Experiences in Industrial Training at Tuskegee
Author: Booker T. Washington
Publsiher: Sagwan Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2018-02
ISBN 10: 9781376451733
ISBN 13: 1376451735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Working with the Hands Being a Sequel to Up from Slavery Covering the Author s Experiences in Industrial Training at Tuskegee Book Review:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Up from History

Up from History
Author: Robert J. Norrell,Robert Jefferson Norrell
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780674032118
ISBN 13: 067403211X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Up from History Book Review:

Focuses on Washington's efforts to help black people in the segregated South by promoting economic independence and moral character in order to integrate blacks into an American life free of exploitation and discrimination.

They Tell Me of a Home

They Tell Me of a Home
Author: Daniel Black
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2006-11-28
ISBN 10: 9781429929110
ISBN 13: 1429929111
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

They Tell Me of a Home Book Review:

A stunning literary debut about coming back home again. Twenty-eight-year-old protagonist Tommy Lee Tyson steps off the Greyhound bus in his hometown of Swamp Creek, Arkansas—a place he left when he was eighteen, vowing never to return. Yet fate and a Ph.D. in black studies force him back to his rural origins as he seeks to understand himself and the black community that produced him. A cold, nonchalant father and an emotionally indifferent mother make his return, after a ten-year hiatus, practically unbearable, and the discovery of his baby sister's death and her burial in the backyard almost consumes him. His mother watches his agony when he discovers his sister's tombstone, but neither she nor other family members is willing to disclose the secret of her death. Only after being prodded incessantly does his older brother, Willie James, relent and provide Tommy Lee with enough knowledge to figure out exactly what happened and why. Meanwhile, Tommy's seventy-year-old teacher—lying on her deathbed—asks him to remain in Swamp Creek and assume her position as the headmaster of the one-room schoolhouse. He refuses vehemently and she dies having bequeathed him her five thousand–book collection in the hopes that he will change his mind. Over the course of a one-week visit, riddled with tension, heartache, and revelation, Tommy Lee Tyson discovers truths about his family, his community, and his undeniable connection to rural Southern black folk and their ways. "A thrilling literary debut...Daniel Black wields a powerful pen, a sharp eye, and muscular prose in giving us a memorable, even haunting story of the ties that bind." -- Michael Eric Dyson

Sugar

Sugar
Author: James Walvin
Publsiher: Robinson
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-07-13
ISBN 10: 1472138112
ISBN 13: 9781472138118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sugar Book Review:

An 'entertaining, informative and utterly depressing global history of an important commodity . . . By alerting readers to the ways that modernity's very origins are entangled with a seemingly benign and delicious substance, How Sugar Corrupted the World raises fundamental questions about our world.' Sven Beckert, the Laird Bell professor of American history at Harvard University and the author of Empire of Cotton: A Global History, in the New York Times 'A brilliant and thought-provoking history of sugar and its ironies' Bee Wilson, Wall Street Journal 'Shocking and revelatory . . . no other product has so changed the world, and no other book reveals the scale of its impact.' David Olusoga 'This study could not be more timely.' Laura Sandy, Lecturer in the History of Slavery, University of Liverpool The story of sugar, and of mankind's desire for sweetness in food and drink is a compelling, though confusing story. It is also an historical story. The story of mankind's love of sweetness - the need to consume honey, cane sugar, beet sugar and chemical sweeteners - has important historical origins. To take a simple example, two centuries ago, cane sugar was vital to the burgeoning European domestic and colonial economies. For all its recent origins, today's obesity epidemic - if that is what it is - did not emerge overnight, but instead evolved from a complexity of historical forces which stretch back centuries. We can only fully understand this modern problem, by coming to terms with its genesis and history: and we need to consider the historical relationship between society and sweetness over a long historical span. This book seeks to do just that: to tell the story of how the consumption of sugar - the addition of sugar to food and drink - became a fundamental and increasingly troublesome feature of modern life. Walvin's book is the heir to Sidney Mintz's Sweetness and Power, a brilliant sociological account, but now thirty years old. In addition, the problem of sugar, and the consequent intellectual and political debate about the role of sugar, has been totally transformed in the years since that book's publication.

Character Building

Character Building
Author: Booker T. Washington
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 157
Release: 2013-02-18
ISBN 10: 1625586116
ISBN 13: 9781625586117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Character Building Book Review:

In Character Building are thirty seven addresses that Booker T. Washington gave before students, faculty, and guests at the Tuskegee Institute. These addresses take the form of timeless advice on a number of subjects, very motivational and uplifting. Washington was constantly, and often bitterly, criticized by his contemporaries for being too conciliatory to whites and not concerned enough about civil rights. It would not be until after his death that the world would find out that he had indeed worked a great deal for civil rights anonymously behind the scenes.

Stolen Into Slavery

Stolen Into Slavery
Author: Judith Bloom Fradin,Dennis B. Fradin
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1426309376
ISBN 13: 9781426309373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stolen Into Slavery Book Review:

Follows the remarkable story of Solomon Northup--a free black man who was kidnapped and forced into slavery--through his 12 years of bondage in Louisiana until friends from New York rescued him from a cotton plantation.

A Century of Negro Migration

A Century of Negro Migration
Author: Carter Godwin Woodson
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-07-31
ISBN 10: 0486145999
ISBN 13: 9780486145990
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Century of Negro Migration Book Review:

Traces the migration north and westward of southern blacks, from colonial era through early 20th century. Documented with information from newspapers, letters, academic journals, this study recounts decades of harassment, hope, achievement.

Transition from Slavery in Zanzibar and Mauritius

Transition from Slavery in Zanzibar and Mauritius
Author: Teelock, Vijayalakshmi,Peerthum, Satyendra
Publsiher: CODESRIA
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2017-05-05
ISBN 10: 2869786808
ISBN 13: 9782869786806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transition from Slavery in Zanzibar and Mauritius Book Review:

This book presents a comparative history of slavery and the transition from slavery to free labour in Zanzibar and Mauritius, within the context of a wider comparative study of the subject in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean worlds. Both countries are islands, with roughly the same size of area and populations, a common colonial history, and both are multicultural societies. However, despite inhabiting and using the same oceanic space, there are differences in experiences and structures which deserve to be explored. In the nineteenth century, two types of slave systems developed on the islands – while Zanzibar represented a variant of an Indian Ocean slave system, Mauritius represented a variant of the Atlantic system – yet both flourished when the world was already under the hegemony of the global capitalist mode of production. This comparison, therefore, has to be seen in the context of their specific historical conjunctures and the types of slave systems in the overall theoretical conception of modes of production within which they manifested themselves, a concept that has become unfashionable but which is still essential. The starting point of many such efforts to compare slave systems has naturally been the much-studied slavery in the Atlantic region which has been used to provide a paradigm with which to study any type of slavery anywhere in the world. However, while Mauritian slavery was 100 per cent colonial slavery, slavery in Zanzibar has been described as ‘Islamic slavery’. Both established plantation economies, although with different products, Zanzibar with cloves and Mauritius with sugar, and in both cases, the slaves faced a potential conflictual situation between former masters and slaves in the post-emancipation period.

A History of South Sudan

A History of South Sudan
Author: Øystein H. Rolandsen,M. W. Daly
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-05-06
ISBN 10: 0521116317
ISBN 13: 9780521116312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of South Sudan Book Review:

South Sudan is the world's youngest independent country. This book is the first general history of the new country.

Blood and Earth

Blood and Earth
Author: Kevin Bales
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 0812995767
ISBN 13: 9780812995763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood and Earth Book Review:

"BLOOD AND EARTH is a gripping account of the deadly link between slavery and environmental destruction. Kevin Bales is a social scientist, human rights activist, and journalist -- and he's also one of the world's leading experts on modern slavery. In his work he began to notice the connection between environmental decline and slavery: the two almost always went hand-in-hand, whether in the hellish gold mines of Ghana or the miraculously beautiful mangrove forests of Bangladesh. But why? He set off to find the answer on a fascinating and moving journey that took him into the lives of modern day slaves and along a supply chain that leads directly to the cell phones in our pockets. He found solutions that redeemed both the lives of the slaves in the world's most threatened places and the environments they live in. This is a clear-eyed, inspiring, and profoundly hopeful book that brings us dramatic stories from the world's environmental and human rights hotspots and offers solutions to our most pressing crises"--

Racial Innocence

Racial Innocence
Author: Robin Bernstein
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2011-12-01
ISBN 10: 0814789781
ISBN 13: 9780814789780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Racial Innocence Book Review:

2013 Book Award Winner from the International Research Society in Children's Literature 2012 Outstanding Book Award Winner from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education 2012 Winner of the Lois P. Rudnick Book Prize presented by the New England American Studies Association 2012 Runner-Up, John Hope Franklin Publication Prize presented by the American Studies Association 2012 Honorable Mention, Distinguished Book Award presented by the Society for the Study of American Women Writers Part of the American Literatures Initiative Series Beginning in the mid nineteenth century in America, childhood became synonymous with innocence—a reversal of the previously-dominant Calvinist belief that children were depraved, sinful creatures. As the idea of childhood innocence took hold, it became racialized: popular culture constructed white children as innocent and vulnerable while excluding black youth from these qualities. Actors, writers, and visual artists then began pairing white children with African American adults and children, thus transferring the quality of innocence to a variety of racial-political projects—a dynamic that Robin Bernstein calls “racial innocence.” This phenomenon informed racial formation from the mid nineteenth century through the early twentieth. Racial Innocence takes up a rich archive including books, toys, theatrical props, and domestic knickknacks which Bernstein analyzes as “scriptive things” that invite or prompt historically-located practices while allowing for resistance and social improvisation. Integrating performance studies with literary and visual analysis, Bernstein offers singular readings of theatrical productions from blackface minstrelsy to Uncle Tom’s Cabin to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; literary works by Joel Chandler Harris, Harriet Wilson, and Frances Hodgson Burnett; material culture including Topsy pincushions, Uncle Tom and Little Eva handkerchiefs, and Raggedy Ann dolls; and visual texts ranging from fine portraiture to advertisements for lard substitute. Throughout, Bernstein shows how “innocence” gradually became the exclusive province of white children—until the Civil Rights Movement succeeded not only in legally desegregating public spaces, but in culturally desegregating the concept of childhood itself. Check out the author's blog for the book here.

Disposable People

Disposable People
Author: Kevin Bales
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0520272919
ISBN 13: 9780520272910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disposable People Book Review:

"Slavery is illegal throughout the world, yet more than twenty-seven million people are still trapped in one of history's oldest social institutions. Kevin Bale's disturbing story of slavery today reaches from brick kilns in Pakistan and brothels in Thailand to the offices of multinational corporations and beyond. The current slaves are not a long-term investment as was true with older forms of slavery, explains Bales. Instead they are cheap, require little care, and are disposable. This edition is updated with a stunning new preface that traces the changes in global slavery and abolition since the book was first published over ten years ago."--Back cover.

Capitalism and Slavery

Capitalism and Slavery
Author: Eric Williams
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-09-17
ISBN 10: 1329560086
ISBN 13: 9781329560086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Capitalism and Slavery Book Review:

The present study is an attempt to place in historical perspective the relationship between early capitalism as exemplified by Great Britain, and the Negro slave trade, Negro slavery and the general colonial trade of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It is strictly an economic study of the role of Negro slavery and the slave trade in providing the capital which financed the Industrial Revolution in England and of mature industrial capitalism in destroying the slave system.

From Slavery to Poverty

From Slavery to Poverty
Author: Gunja SenGupta
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2009-03-01
ISBN 10: 0814740618
ISBN 13: 9780814740613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Slavery to Poverty Book Review:

The racially charged stereotype of "welfare queen" - an allegedly promiscuous waster who uses her children as meal tickets funded by tax-payers - is a familiar figure in modern America, but as Gunja SenGupta reveals in From Slavery to Poverty, her historical roots run deep. By exploring the language and institutions of "welfare" in nineteenth-century New York, SenGupta shows that they became forums for contests over urban "underclass" identity. Mining a broad array of sources on six New York City institutions for the destitute, SenGupta reveals that the city's interlocking network of private benevolence and municipal relief promoted a racialized and gendered definition of poverty and citizenship. The illuminating snapshots of New York relief and reform agencies in From Slavery to Poverty show that long before the advent of the twentieth-century welfare state, the discourse of welfare in its nineteenth-century incarnation, created a space to talk about community, race and nation, about what it meant to be "American" who belonged, and who did not.

Sexuality and Slavery

Sexuality and Slavery
Author: Daina Ramey Berry,Leslie Maria Harris
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-10-01
ISBN 10: 0820354031
ISBN 13: 9780820354033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sexuality and Slavery Book Review:

"A Sarah Mills Hodge Fund publication"--Title page verso.

Race in the American South

Race in the American South
Author: Dr David Brown
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2007-12-07
ISBN 10: 0748628266
ISBN 13: 9780748628261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race in the American South Book Review:

The issue of race has indelibly shaped the history of the United States. Nowhere has the drama of race relations been more powerfully staged than in the American South. This book charts the turbulent course of southern race relations from the colonial origins of the plantation system to the maturation of slavery in the nineteenth century, through the rise of a new racial order during the Civil War and Reconstruction, to the civil rights revolution of the twentieth century.While the history of race in the southern states has been shaped by a basic struggle between black and white, the authors show how other forces such as class and gender have complicated the colour line. They distinguish clearly between ideas about race, mostly written and disseminated by intellectuals and politicians, and their reception by ordinary southerners, both black and white. As a result, readers are presented with a broad, over-arching view of race in the American South throughout its chequered history.Key Features:*racial issues are the key area of interest for those who study the American South*race is the driving engine of Southern history*unique in its focus on race*broad coverage - origins of the plantation system to the situation in the South today

The Souls of Black Folk Up From Slavery

The Souls of Black Folk  Up From Slavery
Author: Booker T Washington,W E B Du Bois
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019-08-21
ISBN 10: 9781687707161
ISBN 13: 1687707162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Souls of Black Folk Up From Slavery Book Review:

W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington both were instrumental in attempting to improve the social, political, and economic situation of African Americans around the turn of the century. Although they differed in how and when social, political, and economic improvement would occur, they both had a similar mission, Black Dignity. While African Americans were given a second class status in the United States, both Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois wanted to see the conditions for Black people improved greatly. In this text, we can read and appreciate both of these great men's views on social improvements for the race.