The Resource Booker T. Washington in American memory, Kenneth M. Hamilton

Booker T. Washington in American memory, Kenneth M. Hamilton

Label
Booker T. Washington in American memory
Title
Booker T. Washington in American memory
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth M. Hamilton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This project examines the response to Booker T. Washington's death, analyzing the many ways in which both black and white Americans involved in the Yankee Protestant Ethic Movement honored or memorialized the great visionary. The northern-based Movement originally saw southerners as a people who embraced a profane ethic, one that undermined the glory of the nation. In order to shift southerners away from their lazy, inefficient, and uneducated ways, the Movement engaged them in a culture war that employed multiple educational and evangelical agencies. When white southerners resisted such interference, the Movement began concentrating more exclusively on black southerners. Washington became an advocate for the Movement, and in turn the Movement became a cornerstone of Washington's ideology. After Washington's death, leading supporters of the Movement wanted to perpetuate his vision. They used obituaries, burial rites, memorials, and eulogies as weapons of choice in their efforts to continue a culture war between a supposedly democratic North and a seemingly aristocratic South. Hamilton reexamines Washington's influences, thereby producing a new understanding of his life. Integrating an analysis of letters of solace, obituaries, and other archival documents, Hamilton examines the ways that the memory of Washington and his works were cultivated and utilized by his contemporaries to promote racial consciousness. By closely working with the documents that reflect the memory and admiration of Washington at the time of his death, Hamilton is also able to show how recollections of Washington have shifted or become obscured by more recent historical assumptions or interpretations."--Provided by publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamilton, Kenneth Marvin
Dewey number
370.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E 185.97 .W4 H355 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The new Black studies series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, Booker T
  • Washington, Booker T
  • Eulogies
  • Culture conflict
  • Collective memory
  • Protestant work ethic
  • Southern States
  • Northeastern States
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
Label
Booker T. Washington in American memory, Kenneth M. Hamilton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A great man fallen": the immediate death notices -- A symbol of America : obituaries and other published memorials -- "Taps" : the funeral in Tuskegee -- "A debt of gratitude" : tributes across the nation -- "Sermon tonight on Booker T. Washington" : months of commemorations and eulogies -- Gone but not forgotten : eulogies and the sanctification of Washington -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 250 pages
Isbn
9780252082283
Lccn
2016042453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959610911
  • (OCoLC)ocn959610911
Label
Booker T. Washington in American memory, Kenneth M. Hamilton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A great man fallen": the immediate death notices -- A symbol of America : obituaries and other published memorials -- "Taps" : the funeral in Tuskegee -- "A debt of gratitude" : tributes across the nation -- "Sermon tonight on Booker T. Washington" : months of commemorations and eulogies -- Gone but not forgotten : eulogies and the sanctification of Washington -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 250 pages
Isbn
9780252082283
Lccn
2016042453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959610911
  • (OCoLC)ocn959610911

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