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Up From Slavery (Inscribed First Edition)
New York: Doubleday, Page & Co, 1901. First edition. Near Fine. Inscribed by the author: "To Mr. H. A. Moore | with kind wishes of Booker T. Washington | April 3, 1902." Complete with the portrait frontispiece of the author with his facsimile signature. Near Fine on account of old newspaper clippings about the author tipped in on the paste-downs. Bright cloth and gilt, with the top-edge of the page block also gilt. In all a sharp copy of this important autobiography. & & Washington was born into slavery in 1856 in Virginia until he was emancipated at the close of the Civil War in 1865. After attending Hampton Institute and Wayland Seminary, he was chosen to head the Tuskegee Institute, where he remained until his death in 1915. Washington's political philosophy was generally one of non-confrontation, coupled with an emphasis on educating the African-American community, a philosophy of which his northern counterparts, most notably W.E.B. Dubois, were openly critical. "Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome..." ("Up From Slavery" p. 39). Near Fine.
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