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The Education of Booker T. Washington

American Democracy and the Idea of Race Relations

The Education of Booker T. Washington( )
Author: West, Michael Rudolph
Publication Date:Dec 2005
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $212.00
Book Description:

In this major reconsideration of Booker T. Washington's life and thought, Michael Rudolph West explores why Washington's ideas resonated so strongly in the post-Reconstruction era and considers their often negative influence on the ongoing struggle for equality in the United States. According to West, Washington's "race relations" offered a "solution" to the problem of racial oppression in a nation professing its belief in democracy. In practice, though, his theories lent support to...
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Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black
Social Science / Discrimination & Race Relations
Political Science / Civil Rights
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):16.3 x 24.1 x 2.35 cm
Book Weight:0.576 Kilograms

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