- Series: Galaxy Book: 428
- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press (February 13, 1975)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195019156
- ISBN-13: 978-0195019155
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.9 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #858,926 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Booker T. Washington: Volume 1: The Making of a Black Leader, 1856-1901 (Galaxy Book: 428)
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"If the second volume measures up to the first, Harlan's biography of Booker T. Washington will be the best study we have of a black American. It already sets a standard unmatched for the penetration of obscure origins and elaborate myths."--C. Vann Woodward, The New Republic
"A model biography, superbly researched and written, and hauntingly evocative of the flawed man and his bitter times...[S]ure to [be] the last word on this stage of Washington's career for many years to come."--History: Reviews of New Books
"Will stand as one of the significant American biographies of this generation. Harlan's style is easy and readable, his knowledge of the subject profound, his research seemingly exhaustive."--Journal of Southern History
From the Back Cover
This book begins in 1901, when Booker T. Washington at the age of forty-five was approaching the zenith of his fame and influence, and ends with his death in 1915. It is a biographical study in the sense that its focus is on the complex, enigmatic figure of Washington, the most powerful black minority-group boss of his time.
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Harlan is much too tough on him. Harlan correctly observes that he was devious - a subtle and cunning man trying to better his and his People's condition in a very hostile environment. Harlan is wrong that he became so deceptive that he ended up deceiving himself. Washington did all that he could do, and did it better than anyone else could have done it. It simply wasn't enough, given the forces massed against him and his.
In his interesting work, "The Making of a Black Leader", Mr. Harlan does a wonderful job of capturing the true meaning of Booker T. Washington in all of his dimensions in American history. Prior to reading Mr. Harlan's work, I had many preconceived notions of Booker T., the most infamous being that he was a "traitor" or an "Uncle Tom" of the black race. After reading Mr. Harlan's book, I not only continue to think that Booker T. Washington was one of the premier black conservatives of his time but, one who continues to influence black conservative political thought in contemporary American politics. In all, Mr. Harlan does a great job of presenting a balanced and fair observation of Booker's continuing legacy in the African American community and the larger American family. Using empirical data and substantive research, Mr. Harlan clearly presents many compelling arguments, in which all are supported with great evidence and interesting testimonials from speeches and interviews from years past. I urge all (especially African Americans) to read this wonderful masterpiece of African American literature.