Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856–1915) was an American author, orator, educator, and adviser to numerous U.S. Presidents. He belonged to the last generation of Black Americans born into slavery and became a prominent mouthpiece for ex-slaves and their descendants. “Up from Slavery” is Washington’s 1901 autobiography, within which he recounts his astonishing journey from slave child during the Civil War to presidential advisor and leading political figure. Highly recommended for those with an interest in American history and the abolitionist movement. Contents include: “A Slave Among Slaves”, “Boyhood Days”, “The Struggle for an Education”, “Helping Others”, “The Reconstruction Period”, “Black Race and Red Race”, “Early Days at Tuskegee”, “Teaching School in a Stable and a Hen-House”, “Anxious Days and Sleepless Nights”, etc. Other notable works by this author include: “The Future of the American Negro” (1899), “Character Building” (1902), and “Working with the Hands” (1904). Read & Co. History is proud to be republishing this classic memoir now in a new edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.