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Booker felt like this because his entry to this institute marked the true beginning of his educational journey. He’d always been desperate to learn, but as a poor young black man, beyond the odd...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2014 4:29 pm UTC

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Picture yourself as a person who has many problems, perhaps personal problems and/or problems society has created for you. These problems have made it difficult or impossible for you to be a...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2015 11:38 pm UTC

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It is important to note that Washington did not advise both black and white Southerners "to cast down their buckets where [they were]" but specifically addressed this message to blacks who were...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2017 2:26 pm UTC

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This remarkable autobiography focuses on many themes, with slavery of course featuring heavily. However, what is so interesting about this autobiography is the theme of education and how it is...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2013 5:55 am UTC

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General Samuel Armstrong was the founder of Hampton Institute, which Booker T. Washington attended as a young man. Washington refers to Armstrong as a "great man" and "the noblest, rarest human...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2018 5:57 am UTC

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In his youth, Booker T. Washington grew up in Malden, a small town in West Virginia. In chapter 2 of his autobiography, he explains, "At that time salt-mining was the great industry in that part...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2017 3:21 pm UTC

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Up From Slavery tells the story of Booker T. Washington's rise from slavery to the life of a free man. His book is written for every human, no matter the skin color. His main concern was to promote...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2020 7:17 pm UTC

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In Up From Slavery Booker T. Washington provides the reader with a truly inspiring account of his life, with an especially strong focus on his struggle to achieve an education for himself and...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2020 10:24 am UTC

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Chapter 10 of Up From Slavery covers Washington’s efforts at establishing his school in Tuskegee, Alabama. Although Washington, upon reaching Tuskegee, has a class of students for whom he is now...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2020 6:31 pm UTC

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Hyperbole is an example of overstatement. It is characterized by the use of exaggerated language to heighten or further a rhetorical effect. One representative example of of hyperbole is in chapter...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2018 3:50 am UTC

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The tone at the beginning of the chapter is reflective and informative. Washington speaks with a mild, respectful voice and does his best to accurately develop an image of the early years of his...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2009 4:03 am UTC

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A combination of imagination, hard work, perseverance, and determination contributed to Washington’s success in education. Perhaps even more crucial was his respect and gratitude for his...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2019 2:39 am UTC

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Booker T. Washington believes that in order to secure funds for the Tuskegee Institute he must adhere to two rules: 1. "First, always to do my whole duty regarding making our work known to...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2016 9:46 pm UTC

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Sherlock Holmes observes that it is a capital mistake to theorize in the absence of data. There is very little data here, so any theories will be somewhat precarious, but let us start with...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2020 2:45 pm UTC

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Booker T Washington's autobiography Up From Slavery reveals his benevolent attitude. The first chapter begins the story as to his humble beginnings and sets a gracious tone which endears him to...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2013 10:53 am UTC

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Being born at the time in which he was, Washington was one of the first African- Americans to experience the post- slavery world. This enabled him to work at low level jobs and "earn his way up."...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2013 2:59 am UTC

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In this book, as in his entire life, Washington felt that the most important thing for black people was to be educated and hard-working. The education that he felt was important was mostly...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2011 11:05 pm UTC

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The most direct answer to this question is that Washington's lack of knowledge about his ancestry is the embodiment of what slave owners wanted. The dehumanization of the slave was accomplished...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2013 10:22 am UTC

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In typical Washington fashion, I think that he would suggest that his memoirs are not intended to diagnose or lay blame at anyone's feet for the issue of race. I think that Washington might...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2013 10:18 pm UTC

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In today's world, in most places, we know where and when we were born. This is largely taken for granted, but knowing these facts about ourselves is a precious piece of our identity. We might...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2015 4:00 pm UTC

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