Up From Slavery is an autobiography by Booker T. Washington published in 1901. Booker T. Washington was a slave child during the civil war. He lived from 1856 to 1915.
There is no other book I’ve ever read that better depicts the realities of the civil war from a southern African American standpoint. Booker T. grew up a child slave in Virginia. Once he, and his family, were set free he begins his struggle to become educated. In the book, he describes his struggles to learn to read between long and hard hours working. Then shows the extreme amount of determination he had as he worked his way through education. Then onward to educating others.
The book is an excellent choice for those teaching civil war. It’s also an excellent choice for those struggling to reach their goals. Booker T. Washington was a Godly man, who lived a life of clear and obvious principles. He is an example of what Christlikeness should look like. I highly recommend this book to all my brothers and sisters in Christ.