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Booker T. Washington Papers Volume 8

1904-6. Assistant editor, Geraldine McTigue

Fame and influence far beyond that accorded any other black leader of the period continued to bolster Booker T. Washington's career in the two years covered by the most recent volume in this major project in black history.

Volume 8 finds the Tuskegean becoming more and more a national figure, consolidating his position as presidential adviser and patronage broker, while still trying to quell black opposition to his leadership. Various letters catalog his ability to direct political "plums," to thwart the organization of potentially threatening groups, and to gain more honors for himself.

"The Washington Papers continue to provide a rich load of material for social historians. Intelligently and imaginatively edited, they illuminate not only the life of Booker T. Washington but the several worlds in which he lived."--Allan H. Spear, Journal of American History

On the subject of Washington "There is no better source to consult than Louis R. Harlan's biography and the first . . . volumes of the Washington papers."--New York Review of Books

"A major enterprise in Black historiography."--Times Literary Supplement

Louis R. Harlan is author of Booker T. Washington: The Making of a Black Leader, 1856-1901 and professor of history at the University of Maryland. Raymond W. Smock published, with Pete Daniel, A Talent for Detail: The Photographs of Miss Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1889-1910. Geraldine McTigue, recipient of an Andrew Mellon post-doctoral fellowship in 1977-78, is a specialist in southern U.S. social history.

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