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

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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 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.
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subject_facetAfrican American educators -- United States -- Biography
Presidents -- United States -- Biography
Roosevelt, Theodore, -- 1858-1919
United States -- Politics and government -- 1901-1909
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
United States -- Social conditions -- 1865-1918
Washington, Booker T., -- 1856-1915
title_displayGuest of honor : Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House dinner that shocked a nation
title_fullGuest 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 [electronic resource] / Deborah Davis
title_shortGuest of honor
title_subBooker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House dinner that shocked a nation
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History
Politics and government
Presidents
Race relations
Roosevelt, Theodore
Social conditions
Washington, Booker T