New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., (1906). First Edition. 8vo. 35,  pp. Photographic frontispiece with tissue guard. Publisher's maroon cloth with gilt decoration to front cover & gilt lettering to spine & front cover. Minor rubbing to extremities, else a fine copy. Item #20219
Booker T. Washington believed a religious life was key to freedom, usefulness and honor, as he wrote in this book. "Educated men and women, especially those who are in college, very often get the idea that religion is fit only for the common people. No young man or woman can make a greater error than this ... ... My observation has taught me that the people who stand for the most in the educational and commercial world and in the uplifting of the people are in some real way connected with the religious life of the people among whom they reside.This being true we ought to make the most of our religious life ..."