BOOKER T. WASHINGTON: AMBITIOUS BOY, by Augusta Stevenson - 1950 [1st Ed]


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Booker T. Washington: Ambitious Boy

by Augusta Stevenson

Very scarce stated First Edition.Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1950.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Orange cloth boards show a bump to upper right front with spine a bit darkened.
  • Light foxing to pastedowns.
  • Previous owners name stamp seven times on ffep.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Interior is gently age toned.
  • Free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • JS20160716

199 pages. 5.75 x 7.75 inches.

Includes six silhouette style illustrations. Follows Washington's early life until the final chapter which jumps 20 years ahead to the time where Washington is the president of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute.

Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) was an American educator, author, orator, and adviser to presidents of the United States. As one from the last generation of black Americans leaders born into slavery, he was the leading voice of former slaves and their descendants. Between 1890 and 1915 Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community. He was a key proponent of African-American businesses, gathering African-Americans from all classes and ranks to build its economic strength and influence. A master of political nuances in the late 19th century, he was able to leverage influence through media and financial organizations toward his long-term goal of easing the oppression of African Americans in the post-Reconstruction Southern states of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. [Wikipedia]

Augusta Stevenson (1869–1976 ) was a prolific writer of children's literature and a teacher.

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Subject: Black Americana
Topic: North America
Original/Facsimile: Original
Binding: Hardcover
Special Attributes: First Edition
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill
Place of Publication: Indianapolis IN
Year Printed: 19500000
Author: Augusta Stevenson
Region: North America
Language: English
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
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