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The Resource The education of Booker T. Washington : American democracy and the idea of race relations, Michael Rudolph West

The education of Booker T. Washington : American democracy and the idea of race relations, Michael Rudolph West

Label
The education of Booker T. Washington : American democracy and the idea of race relations
Title
The education of Booker T. Washington
Title remainder
American democracy and the idea of race relations
Statement of responsibility
Michael Rudolph West
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Booker T. Washington has long held an ambiguous position in the pantheon of black leadership. Lauded by some in his own lifetime as a black George Washington, he was also derided by others as a Benedict Arnold. In The Education of Booker T. Washington, Michael West offers a major reinterpretation of one of the most complex and controversial figures in American history. West reveals the personal and political dimensions of Washington's journey "up from slavery." He explains why Washington's ideas resonated so strongly in the post-Reconstruction era and considers their often negative influence in the continuing struggle for equality in the United States. West's work also establishes a groundwork for understanding the ideological origins of the civil rights movement and discusses Washington's views on the fate of race and nation in light of those of Thomas Jefferson, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., and others." "West argues that Washington's analysis was seen as offering a "solution" to the problem of racial oppression in a nation professing its belief in democracy. That solution was the idea of "race relations." In practice, this theory buttressed segregation by supposing that African Americans could prosper within Jim Crow's walls and without the normal levers by which other Americans pursued their interests. Washington did not, West contends, imagine a way to perfect democracy and an end to the segregationist policies of southern states. Instead, he offered and ideology that would obscure the injustices of segregation and preserve some measure of racial peace."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
West, Michael Rudolph
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, Booker T
  • Washington, Booker T
  • United States
  • Racism
  • United States
  • Racism
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Democracy
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Democracy
  • Political and social views
  • Politics and government
  • Race relations
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • Racism
  • United States
Label
The education of Booker T. Washington : American democracy and the idea of race relations, Michael Rudolph West
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-274) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 5. "Prepared for the Exercise of These Privileges"
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Comments (0)
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. "The Great and Intricate Problem"
  • Chapter 2. "Negroes Whose Habits You Know"
  • Chapter 3. "They Will Pull Against You the Load Downward"
  • Chapter 4. "Gathered from Miscellaneous Sources"
Control code
ocm64274753
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 281 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231503822
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/west13048
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt271h3v
  • 0fc02cec-2c83-4e7b-9ba2-d3bf1b0fc779
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)64274753
Label
The education of Booker T. Washington : American democracy and the idea of race relations, Michael Rudolph West
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-274) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 5. "Prepared for the Exercise of These Privileges"
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Comments (0)
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. "The Great and Intricate Problem"
  • Chapter 2. "Negroes Whose Habits You Know"
  • Chapter 3. "They Will Pull Against You the Load Downward"
  • Chapter 4. "Gathered from Miscellaneous Sources"
Control code
ocm64274753
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 281 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231503822
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/west13048
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt271h3v
  • 0fc02cec-2c83-4e7b-9ba2-d3bf1b0fc779
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)64274753

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