No, I don't think Booker T. Washington's book, Up From Slavery, is anything but a book based on his real beliefs. He was conciliatory, believing that more was accomplished by black people living a peaceful life without the turmoil of stirring up the status quo. He wanted to help with his research into nutritional, cheap ways of people feeding themselves and also promoting education as the way to success. Violence and rebellion were not really part of his vocabulary. That may seem naive and out of touch, but I think Booker T. Washington had his place in the progress of his people.