From Slavery to Freedom A History of African Americans

ISBN-10: 0072963786

ISBN-13: 9780072963786

Edition: 9th 2011 (Revised)

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Description: PRELIMINARY.The preeminent history of African-Americans, this best-selling text charts the journey of African-Americans from their origins in the civilizations of Africa, through slavery in the Western Hemisphere, their struggle for freedom in the West Indies, Latin America, and the United States, to the election of our first African American president. The ninth edition of this best-selling text has been thoroughly rewritten and reorganized to reflect the most current scholarship on African-American history. Beginning with greater coverage of ancestral Africa, the text contains new material on African American migration, notable African American women, popular culture, and the 2008 election. The text also has a fresh new 4-color design with new charts, maps, photographs, paintings, and illustrations. Written by legendary, award-winning authors,From Slavery to Freedomremains the most revered, respected, honored text on the market........

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List price: $193.67
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 1/20/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

The son of an attorney who practiced before the U.S. Supreme Court, John Hope Franklin was born in Rentiesville, Oklahoma on January 2, 1915. He received a B. A. from Fisk University in 1935 and a master's degree in 1936 and a Ph.D. in 1941 from Harvard University. During his career in education, he taught at a numerous institutions including Brooklyn College, Harvard University, the University of Chicago, and Duke University. He also had teaching stints in Australia, China, and Zimbabwe. He has written numerous scholarly works including The Militant South, 1800-1861 (1956); Reconstruction After the Civil War (1961); The Emancipation Proclamation (1963); and The Color Line: Legacy for the 21st Century (1993). His comprehensive history From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African-Americans (1947) is generally acknowledged to be the basic survey of African American history. He received numerous awards during his lifetime including the Medal of Freedom in 1995 and the John W. Kluge Prize for the Study of Humanities in 2006. He worked with Thurgood Marshall's team of lawyers in their effort to end segregation in the 1954 case Brown v. Board of Education and participated in the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was president of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the Southern Historical Association, and the American Studies Association. He was also a founding member of the Black Academy of Arts and served on the U.S. Commission for UNESCO and the Committee on International Exchange of Scholars. He died of congestive heart failure on March 25, 2009 at the age of 94.

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Ancestral Africa
Africans and the Atlantic World
Establishing North American Slavery
Eighteenth-Century Slave Societies
Give Me Liberty
Building Communities in the Early Republic
Southern Slavery
Antebellum Free Blacks
Abolitionism in Black and White
Civil War
The Promises and Pitfalls of Reconstruction
The Color Line
The Era of Self-help
In Pursuit of Democracy
Voices of Protest
The Arts and Home and Abroad
The New Deal Era
Double V for Victory
American Dilemmas
We Shall Overcome
Black Power
Progress and Poverty
Perspectives on the Present
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