Up from Slavery: an autobiography - Booker T. Washington

Up from Slavery: an autobiography

By Booker T. Washington

  • Release Date: 1914-12-31
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 459 Ratings


This is a preservation of significant incidents in the history of slavery in America that coincides with the life incidents of the author, Booker T. Washington, including the Reconstruction period. The author narrates his life struggles beginning with the struggle towards a proper education as a slave and moving on to build a successful career. Previously published as articles in The Outlook, this autobiography was published as a book in New York and London by The Association Press in 1901.


  • Review.

    By Catchy!!
    Good book. He left a legacy to all.
  • Up From Slavery

    By Cinnamon Lady 10
    This Autobiography of Booker T. Washington is absolutely life-changing. This Book should be Required Reading for ALL Students in America. It shapes one's mind as to achievable pursuit of excellence in education, labor and industry. And if you are grown and have not read this book yet, it's never too late to be enlightened, inspired and empowered. BUY THIS BOOK TODAY. Because Our Nation is in CRISIS And UP FROM SLAVERY, is definitely part of the solution!
  • A necessary read for all

    By Southern Ladye
    As we find ourselves in 2018 part of a country divided, it is eye opening to read of the life, struggles, and successes of Booker T. Washington. His message of encouragement, commitment, and hope is so needed today.
  • Up From Slavery

    By FredX5
    Outstanding! This book should be a part of the curriculum in every school in America. No matter the color of one’s skin, or their financial wherewithal. Booker T. Washington led not by mere words, but through the consistency of his entire life, in using his hands, heart and mind. Clearly one of the greatest Americans ever.
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    By FlyTy718
    Very good read, informative and inspirational.
  • Up from slavery review

    By Charles Whiting
    Great book. Inspirational and motivational.
  • Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington

    By Montisa
    Although the book was free, there are considerable errors in the last chapter with respect to the figures that Dr. Washington provides regarding the progress of Tuskegee. Please note that I am am also following along with an audio-book which gives other numbers. I would double check this online version with a print version.
  • Worlds best book

    By Suryavansi
    So wise and optimistic book,teaches how to hold persistence
  • Loved this book

    By Angitap
    First book read on iphone. Great story of perseverance and perspective on life in the slave days. Focus on balance of skills and knowledge should be taught
  • A great book about a great man

    By LiveOutLoud65
    Up from slavery is one of the best autobiographies I have ever read! I strongly recommend its reading to everyone who cares for his fellow man