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Booker T. Washington

Educator, Activist (5-Apr-1856 — 14-Nov-1915)


Tunde Adeleke (editor). Booker T. Washington: Interpretive Essays. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press. 1998. 183pp.

Michael Bieze. Booker T. Washington and the Art of Self-Representation. New York: Lang. 2008. 285pp.

Arna Bontemps. Young Booker: Booker T. Washington's Early Days. New York: Dodd, Mead. 1972. 196pp.

W. Fitzhugh Brundage (editor). Booker T. Washington and Black Progress: Up from Slavery 100 Years Later. University Press of Florida. 2003. 227pp.

W. Fitzhugh Brundage (editor). Booker T. Washington and Black Progress: Up from Slavery 100 Years Later. University Press of Florida. 2003. 227pp.

Rebecca Carroll (editor). Uncle Tom or New Negro? African Americans Reflect on Booker T. Washington and Up from Slavery One Hundred Years Later. New York: Broadway Books/Harlem Moon. 2006. 320pp.

Donald Cunnigen; Rutledge M. Dennis; Myrtle Gonza Glascoe (editors). The Racial Politics of Booker T. Washington. Amsterdam: Elsevier. 2006. 218pp.

Virginia Lantz Denton. Booker T. Washington and the Adult Education Movement. University Press of Florida. 1993. 264pp.

Frederick E. Drinker. Booker T. Washington: The Master Mind of a Child of Slavery. Philadelphia: National Publishing Co.. 1915. 337pp.

Shirley Graham. Booker T. Washington: Educator of Hand, Head, and Heart. New York: Messner. 1955. 192pp.

Louis R. Harlan. Booker T. Washington: The Making of a Black Leader, 1856-1901. Oxford University Press. 1972. 379pp.

Louis R. Harlan. Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-1915. Oxford University Press. 1986. 562pp.

Louis R. Harlan. Booker T. Washington in Perspective: Essays of Louis R. Harlan. University Press of Mississippi. 1989. 232pp.

Hugh Hawkins. Booker T. Washington and His Critics: The Problem of Negro Leadership. Boston: Heath. 1974. 208pp.

David H. Jackson. Booker T. Washington and the Struggle against White Supremacy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2008. 272pp.

Linda Rochell Lane. A Documentary of Mrs. Booker T. Washington. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press. 2001. 321pp.

Barry Mackintosh. Booker T. Washington: An Appreciation of the Man and His Times. Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. 1972. 78pp.

Stephen Mansfield. Then Darkness Fled: The Liberating Wisdom of Booker T. Washington. Nashville, TN: Cumberland House. 1999. 283pp.

Basil Mathews. Booker T. Washington: Educator and Interracial Interpreter. Harvard University Press. 1948. 350pp.

August Meier. Negro Thought in America, 1880-1915: Racial Ideologies in the Age of Booker T. Washington.. University of Michigan Press. 1963. 336pp.

Jacqueline M. Moore. Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, and the Struggle for Racial Uplift. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources. 2003. 194pp.

Wilson Jeremiah Moses. Creative Conflict in African American Thought: Frederick Douglass, Alexander Crummell, Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Marcus Garvey. Cambridge University Press. 2004. 326pp.

Robert J. Norrell. Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington. Cambridge: Belknap Press. 2009. 508pp.

John Perry. Unshakable Faith: Booker T. Washington & George Washington Carver. Sisters, OR: Multnomah Publishers. 1999. 387pp.

Benjamin Franklin Riley. The Life and Times of Booker T. Washington. New York and Chicago: Fleming H. Revell. 1916. 301pp.

Raymond Smock. Booker T. Washington: Black Leadership in the Age of Jim Crow. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee. 2009. 223pp.

Samuel R. Spencer. Booker T. Washington and the Negro's Place in American life. New York: HarperCollins. 1955. 212pp.

Ruth Ann Stewart. Portia: The Life of Portia Washington Pittman, the Daughter of Booker T. Washington. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. 1977. 154pp.

Emmett Jay Scott and Lyman Beecher Stowe. Booker T. Washington: Builder of a Civilization. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company. 1916. 331pp.

Emma Lou Thornbrough. Booker T. Washington. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 1969. 184pp.

Kevern Verney. The Art of the Possible: Booker T. Washington and Black Leadership in the United States, 1881-1925. New York: Routledge. 2001. 219pp.

Lee H. Walker. Booker T. Washington: A Re-Examination. Chicago: Heartland Institute. 2008. 151pp.

Booker T. Washington. Up from Slavery: An Autobiography. Toronto: W. Briggs. 1901. 330pp.

Booker T. Washington. My Larger Education: Being Chapters from My Experience. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page. 1911. 313pp.

Bernard A. Weisberger. Booker T. Washington. New York: New American Library. 1972. 142pp.

Michael Rudolph West. The Education of Booker T. Washington: American Democracy and the Idea of Race Relations. Columbia University Press. 2006. 281pp.


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  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.1174)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1534)

  9. Webster's American Biographies (p.1096)

  10. 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia (pp.307-08)

  11. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.773)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.506)

  13. Twentieth Century Dictionary of Christian Biography (p.416)

  14. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.1148)

  15. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.533)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.120)

  17. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.478)

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