1st Edition

The Art of the Possible Booker T. Washington and Black Leadership in the United States, 1881-1925

By Kevern J. Verney Copyright 2001
    222 Pages
    by Routledge

    230 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 2002. The Art of The Possible is a new study of the ideas and achievements of Booker T. Washington, the most influential African American leader of the period 1881-1915. Washington's program for racial uplift is assessed in the context of the key political, social and economic developments of his era, in a work which both incorporates original research and a systhesis of modern scholarship.

    1 lntroduction: African-American History. 2 The Lion and the Lamb: Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington 3 Roads Not Taken: Booker T. Washington as a .Race Leader 4 As Scparate as the Five Fingers: Booker T. Washington and the Age of Jim Crow 5 Realist or Reactionary? Booker T. Washington and the Great Migration 6 The Realist and the Dreamer'! Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois 7 The Wizard and the Guat: Booker T. Washington. Ralph W. Tykr. and the Nation Negro Business League 8 The Sorcerer an J the Apprentice: Booker T. Ill Washington and Marcus Garvey CHAPTER 9 Booker T. Washington and African- American Autobiography CHAPTER 10 Booker T. Washington and African-American History: A Historiographical Perspective


    Dr. K.J. Verney, History Department, Edge Hill College of Higher Education