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Book/Printed Material The Negro and the signs of civilization : from the Tradesman, Chattanooga, Tenn. ; and, The Negro's part in the upbuilding of the South : from "Dixie," Atlanta, Ga.

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Title

  • The Negro and the signs of civilization : from the Tradesman, Chattanooga, Tenn. ; and, The Negro's part in the upbuilding of the South : from "Dixie," Atlanta, Ga.

Summary

  • Washington argues that races gain self-and mutual-respect via "signs" of civilization, i.e., through material possessions and achievements, and that it is in the interest of whites in North and South to help southern blacks improve themselves and to gain these "signs." In a second essay, he argues for the value of applied, practical work as the way for African Americans to gain wealth and respect from whites in the South.

Names

  • Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915.
  • Daniel Murray Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • Tuskegee, Ala. : Normal School Steam Press, 1899.

Headings

  • -  African Americans--Education
  • -  African Americans--Economic conditions

Notes

  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  LC copy annotated in ink on t.p.: 1899.

Medium

  • 8 p. ; 20 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • E449 .D16 vol. C, no. 16

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 90898323

Online Format

  • image
  • online text
  • pdf

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Credit Line: Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division.

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Chicago citation style:

Washington, Booker T, and Daniel Murray Pamphlet Collection. The Negro and the signs of civilization: from the Tradesman, Chattanooga, Tenn. ; and, The Negro's part in the upbuilding of the South: from "Dixie," Atlanta, Ga. Tuskegee, Ala.: Normal School Steam Press, 1899. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/90898323/.

APA citation style:

Washington, B. T. & Daniel Murray Pamphlet Collection. (1899) The Negro and the signs of civilization: from the Tradesman, Chattanooga, Tenn. ; and, The Negro's part in the upbuilding of the South: from "Dixie," Atlanta, Ga. Tuskegee, Ala.: Normal School Steam Press. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/90898323/.

MLA citation style:

Washington, Booker T, and Daniel Murray Pamphlet Collection. The Negro and the signs of civilization: from the Tradesman, Chattanooga, Tenn. ; and, The Negro's part in the upbuilding of the South: from "Dixie," Atlanta, Ga. Tuskegee, Ala.: Normal School Steam Press, 1899. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/90898323/>.