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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
ISBN:978-0-231-13049-3
Publication Date:Nov 2008
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $32.00
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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