Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
by Booker T. Washington
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Co. 1907
Number of pages: 389
Born into slavery, Booker T. Washington is freed when he is nine years old. To help support his family, he then works as a salt packer, coal miner, and house servant. All the while, he longs to become educated and to educate others. Poverty, racism, and other obstacles stand in his way.
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