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Guest of Honor - Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner That Shocked a Nation

Deborah Davis

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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Karen White

Length:

9h 9m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

10:43


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

27:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

29:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

31:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

27:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

32:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:01


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:25