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The Resource Guest of honor : Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House dinner that shocked a nation, Deborah Davis

Guest of honor : Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House dinner that shocked a nation, Deborah Davis

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Guest of honor : Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House dinner that shocked a nation
Title
Guest of honor
Title remainder
Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House dinner that shocked a nation
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Davis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this revealing social history, one remarkable White House dinner becomes a lens through which to examine race, politics, and the lives and legacies of two of America's most iconic figures. 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 American'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 philsophies 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. - Jacket flap
  • Documents the 1901 White House dinner shared by former slave Booker T. Washington and President Theodore Roosevelt, documenting the ensuing scandal and the ways in which the event reflected post-Civil War politics and race relations
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Deborah
Dewey number
  • 973.91/1092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E757
LC item number
.D247 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Washington, Booker T
  • Presidents
  • African American educators
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Guest of honor : Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House dinner that shocked a nation, Deborah Davis
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
The Big House -- Strive and succeed -- The force that wins -- An exemplary young gentleman -- Brick by brick -- Great expectations -- Let me keep loving -- Moving up -- Rough riding -- Rising stars -- Jump Jim Crow -- Pride and prejudice -- That damned cowboy -- Best behavior -- Lazy days -- -A wild ride -- The people's president -- The family circus -- Behind closed doors -- Fathers and daughters -- Bold moves -- Dinner is served -- A big stink -- Sitting ducks -- Undercover -- Blindsided -- Slipping away -- Eulogies
Control code
709673085
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 308 pages
Isbn
9781439169810
Lccn
2012009045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)709673085
Label
Guest of honor : Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House dinner that shocked a nation, Deborah Davis
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
The Big House -- Strive and succeed -- The force that wins -- An exemplary young gentleman -- Brick by brick -- Great expectations -- Let me keep loving -- Moving up -- Rough riding -- Rising stars -- Jump Jim Crow -- Pride and prejudice -- That damned cowboy -- Best behavior -- Lazy days -- -A wild ride -- The people's president -- The family circus -- Behind closed doors -- Fathers and daughters -- Bold moves -- Dinner is served -- A big stink -- Sitting ducks -- Undercover -- Blindsided -- Slipping away -- Eulogies
Control code
709673085
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 308 pages
Isbn
9781439169810
Lccn
2012009045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)709673085

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