COMPLETE: Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington - ge

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Post by cereselle » October 27th, 2008, 12:19 pm

This book is now complete and can be downloaded from the LibriVox catalogue: http://librivox.org/up-from-slavery-from-booker-t-washington/

Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington.
Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his slow and steady rise from a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton University, to his work establishing vocational schools—most notably the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama—to help black people and other disadvantaged minorities learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves, as a race, up by the bootstraps. He reflects on the generosity of both teachers and philanthropists who helped in educating blacks and native Americans. He describes his efforts to instill manners, breeding, health and a feeling of dignity to students. (Summary from Wikipedia)


Pronunciation notes:

Taliaferro is pronounced Tol-i-ver (rhymes with Oliver).

Tuskegee is pronounced Tus-kee-gee, with a G as in grant.

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Last edited by cereselle on June 17th, 2009, 3:40 pm, edited 5 times in total.

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Post by Gesine » October 28th, 2008, 1:41 am

I'll be your MC - back soon.
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Post by Gesine » October 28th, 2008, 2:08 am

All right, we're all set. You have the login for the admin, don't you, cereselle?

It would be great if you could add the word count for each section in the Notes field, this is very helpful for prospective readers.

If you have any questions, please let me know. You provided two summaries - I chose the longer one but I can change that again if you prefer.

I'll move this over to Readers Wanted tomorrow; let's see if we can find a Dedicated Proof-Listener here first.

If anyone wants to sign up to read already, please go ahead! :)
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Post by Gesine » October 28th, 2008, 2:19 am

Just saw that at least one of the chapters is very long - over 7000 words - I think we should perhaps split it into two sections? Let's see when you've done the word counts perhaps.
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Post by cereselle » October 28th, 2008, 8:22 am

I don't have the admin login. I thought I'd seen it on one of the wiki pages, but now I can't find it. Can you get it to me?

I'll get to work on the word counts. Thanks! This is my first time BCing, so any help or advice is welcome. :)

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Post by cereselle » October 28th, 2008, 8:48 am

All right-- the longest chapter is chapter 15, at 7037 words. I'd rather keep it all one file, so if no one claims it within a reasonable amount of time, I'll take it. I just came off a project where most of the chapters were an hour or more, so this seems like nothing. :)

I now have all the word counts, so as soon as I can get into the MW, I'll get them up there.

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Post by Gesine » October 28th, 2008, 10:53 am

cereselle wrote:All right-- the longest chapter is chapter 15, at 7037 words. I'd rather keep it all one file, so if no one claims it within a reasonable amount of time, I'll take it. I just came off a project where most of the chapters were an hour or more, so this seems like nothing. :)

I now have all the word counts, so as soon as I can get into the MW, I'll get them up there.
Super; we'll leave it at that then. 7000 words should be almost an hour-long recording. :)
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Post by Gesine » October 28th, 2008, 10:59 am

cereselle wrote:I don't have the admin login. I thought I'd seen it on one of the wiki pages, but now I can't find it. Can you get it to me?

I'll get to work on the word counts. Thanks! This is my first time BCing, so any help or advice is welcome. :)
I've just sent you a PM with your login details (they are personalised).

Thanks for getting the word counts done. You can enter them in the Notes field in the admin, it's quite simple. If you need any help, just give me a shout and I'll walk you through it.

Most important thing about BCing is to be there once a day (preferably) and to enter things in the admin in a timely fashion so confusion is avoided as much as possible. :) To that end, you may wish to note down the claim date in the Notes field, too.
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Post by Andy Yu » October 28th, 2008, 6:03 pm

I woild like to read Sections 00-01 please.
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Post by Gesine » October 28th, 2008, 6:06 pm

I'll move this over to Readers Wanted now.
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Post by cereselle » October 28th, 2008, 7:35 pm

Thank you, Gesine! We're on our way!

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Post by cereselle » October 28th, 2008, 7:36 pm

Thanks, Andy! I have you down for sections 00 and 01.

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Post by cereselle » October 28th, 2008, 7:44 pm

Just some pronunciation notes:

Taliaferro is pronounced Tol-i-ver (rhymes with Oliver).

Tuskegee is pronounced Tus-kee-gee, with a G as in grant.

If you run across anything else you're unsure of, please let me know. Thanks!

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Post by Gesine » October 28th, 2008, 8:37 pm

Super! Might be worth putting the note about Tuskegee at least in the first post? I was wondering how it was pronounced, too. :)
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Post by cereselle » October 28th, 2008, 8:59 pm

I was worried people might skip over it, after all the standard stuff. :) But yeah, I'll post it there too, just in case.

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