Besides his own autobiography “Up From Slavery,” what are the best books on Booker T. Washington? I’m looking for one that gives particular focus and a fair hearing to his pursuit of entrepreneurship and the economic development of the black middle class, as opposed to political activism and direct challenges to Jim Crow. It seems like most secondary sources are very dismissive of his viewpoint, and freely admit that they are more sympathetic to W.E.B. Dubois. Does any recent scholarship break from this trend?