Up from Slavery | Study Guide

Booker T. Washington

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Overview

Author

Booker T. Washington

Year Published

1901

Type

Nonfiction

Genre

Autobiography, History

Perspective and Narrator

As both the narrator and main character of Up From Slavery: An Autobiography, the author tells his story from his first-person point of view.

Tense

The author uses the past tense to tell about historical events in Up From Slavery: An Autobiography and the present tense to make generalizations and statements of belief.

About the Title

The title Up From Slavery: An Autobiography refers to the author's birth into slavery and his journey toward the freedom he attained after the Civil War (1861–65). More broadly, the title assumes enslaved people were at the bottom of society, and free individuals benefited from a substantial increase in social status.

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