Language: English . Brand New. In 1901, President Theodore Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to have dinner at the executive mansion with the First Family. The next morning, news that the president had dined with a black man and former slave sent shock waves through the nation. Although African Americans had helped build the White House and had worked for most of the presidents, not a single one had ever been invited to dine there. Fueled by inflammatory newspaper articles, political cartoons, and even vulgar songs, the scandal escalated and threatened to topple two of America s greatest men.In this smart, accessible narrative, one seemingly ordinary dinner becomes a window onto post-Civil War American history and politics, and onto the lives of two dynamic men whose experiences and philosophies connect in unexpected ways. Deborah Davis also introduces dozens of other fascinating figures who have previously occupied the margins and footnotes of history, creating a lively and vastly entertaining book that reconfirms her place as one of our most talented popular historians. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : Guest of Honor (Library Edition): Booker T. ...
Éditeur : Tantor Media, Inc
Date d'édition : 2012
Reliure : CD-Audio
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Library ed.
Description du livre Tantor Media Inc, 2012. Compact Disc. État : Brand New. unabridged edition. 6.75x7.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire 1452638578