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Davis, Deborah, 1957-
Guest of honor : Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House dinner that shocked a nation / by Deborah Davis
Alternate Title Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House dinner that shocked a nation
1st Atria Books hardcover ed
New York : Atria Books, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E757 .D247 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915
Subject(s) Presidents -- United States -- Biography
African American educators -- United States -- Biography
Subject United States -- Social conditions -- 1865-1918
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
United States -- Politics and government -- 1901-1909
Physical Description x, 308 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p.[285]-295) and index
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
Summary 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

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