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The Business Strategy of Booker T. Washington
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Michael Boston offers a radical departure from other interpretations of Booker T. Washington by focusing on the latter’s business ideas and practices.

More specifically, Boston examines Washington as an entrepreneur, spelling out his business philosophy at great length and discussing the influence it had on black America. He analyzes the national and regional economies in which Washington worked and focuses on his advocacy of black business development as the key to economic uplift for African Americans.

The result is a revisionist book that responds to the skewed literature on Washington even as it offers a new framework for understanding him. Based upon a deep reading of the Tuskegee archives, it acknowledges Washington not only as a champion of black business development but one who conceived and implemented successful strategies to promote it as well.

The Business Strategy of Booker T. Washington makes abundantly clear that Washington was not an accommodationist; it will be required reading for any future discussion of this titan of history.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xv
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  1. 1. The Setting That Shaped Booker T. Washington’s Entrepreneurial Philosophy
  2. pp. 1-27
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  1. 2. Key Influences that Helped to Mold and Develop Washington’s Entrepreneurial Ideas
  2. pp. 28-56
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  1. 3. The Entrepreneurial Ideas of Booker T. Washington
  2. pp. 57-74
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  1. 4. The Negro Farmers’ Conference: Helping Those Near and Far
  2. pp. 75-90
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  1. 5. The National Negro Business League: A History and Analysis
  2. pp. 91-113
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  1. 6. Fundraising, Management, and Industrial Education: Booker T. Washington as a Business Executive and Promoter of the Tuskegee Spirit
  2. pp. 114-128
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  1. 7. Washington’s Broad Economic Influence on African-American Life and History
  2. pp. 129-144
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  1. Conclusion: Booker T. Washington, a Shrewd Strategist
  2. pp. 145-152
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 153-196
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 197-234
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 235-243
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. 244
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