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From Slavery to Freedom A History of African Americans (Eighth Edition)

ISBN-10: 0375406719
ISBN-13: 9780375406713
Edition: 8th 2000
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List price: $75.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/11/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 768
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

This is the dramatic, exciting, authoritative story of the experiences of African Americans from the time they left Africa to their continued struggle for equality at the end of the twentieth century. Since its original publication in 1947, From Slavery to Freedom has stood as the definitive his-tory of African Americans. Coauthors John Hope Franklin and Alfred A. Moss, Jr., give us a vividly detailed account of the journey of African Americans from their origins in the civilizations of Africa, through their years of slavery in the New World, to the successful struggle for freedom and its aftermath in the West Indies, Latin America, and the United States. This eighth edition has been revised to include expanded coverage of Africa; additional material in every chapter on the history and current situation of African Americans in the United States; new charts, maps, and black-and-white illustrations; and a third four-page color insert. The authors incorporate recent scholarship to examine slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the period between World War I and World War II (including the Harlem Renaissance).                From Slavery to Freedom describes the rise of slavery, the interaction of European and African cultures in the New World, and the emergence of a distinct culture and way of life among slaves and free blacks. The authors examine the role of blacks in the nation's wars, the rise of an articulate, restless free black community by the end of the eighteenth century, and the growing resistance to slavery among an expanding segment of the black population.                  The book deals in considerable detail with the period after slavery, including the arduous struggle for first-class citizenship that has extended into the twentieth century. Many developments in recent African American history are examined, including demographic change; educational efforts; literary and cultural changes; problems in housing, health, juvenile matters, and poverty; the expansion of the black middle class; and the persistence of discrimination in the administration of justice.                 All who are interested in African Americans' continuing quest for equality will find a wealth of information based on the recent findings of many scholars. Professors Franklin and Moss have captured the tragedies and triumphs, the hurts and joys, the failures and successes, of blacks in a lively and readable volume that remains the most authoritative and comprehensive book of its kind.

A native of Oklahoma and the son of an attorney who practiced before the U.S. Supreme Court, John Hope Franklin has had a distinguished career as teacher, scholar, and historian of the African American experience in the United States. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Fisk University who took his Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1941, Franklin has taught or been visiting lecturer at a dozen institutions in the United States and abroad and holds honorary degrees from a great many more. After serving as professor and department chair at Brooklyn College and the University of Chicago, he assumed simultaneously two positions at Duke University - James B. Duke Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Legal History in the Law School. He has been president of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the Southern Historical Association, and the American Studies Association. He also is a founding member of the Black Academy of Arts and has served on the U.S. Commission for UNESCO and the Committee on International Exchange of Scholars. Franklin's scholarly contributions are many. His comprehensive history From Slavery to Freedom (1947) is in its sixth edition and is generally acknowledged to be the basic survey of African American history. His other writings, which also have been well received, explore various aspects of America's racial and regional history, all with balance, sensitivity, and integrity.

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Preface
A Note to the Instructors about Supplements
About the Authors
Land of Their Ancestors
Ghana
Mali
Songhay
Other States
The African Way of Life
Political Institutions
Economic Life
Social Organization
Religion
The Arts
African Culture in the Diaspora
The Slave Trade and the New World
European and Asian Interests
Africans in the New World
The Big Business of Slave Trading
One-Way Passage
Colonial Enterprise in the Caribbean
The Plantation System
Slavery in Mainland Latin America
Colonial Slavery
Virginia and Maryland
The Carolinas and Georgia
The Middle Colonies
Blacks in Colonial New England
That All May Be Free
Slavery and the Revolutionary Philosophy
Blacks Fighting for American Independence
The Movement to Manumit Slaves
The Conservative Reaction
Blacks in the New Republic
The Black Population in 1790
Slavery and the Industrial Revolution
Trouble in the Caribbean
The Closing of the Slave Trade
The Search for Independence
Blacks and Manifest Destiny
Frontier Influences
Black Pioneers in the Westward March
The War of 1812
Emergence of the Cotton Kingdom
The Domestic Slave Trade
Persistence of the African Trade
That Peculiar Institution
Scope and Extent
The Slave Codes
Plantation Scene
Nonagricultural Pursuits
Social Considerations
The Slave's Reaction to Bondage
Quasi-Free Blacks
American Anomaly
Economic and Social Development
The Struggle in the North and West
Colonization
Slavery and Intersectional Strife
The North Attacks
Black Abolitionists
Runaways--Overland and Underground
The South Strikes Back
Stress and Strain in the 1850s
Civil War
Uncertain Federal Policy
Moving toward Freedom
Confederate Policy
Blacks Fighting for the Union
Victory!
The Effort to Attain Peace
Reconstruction and the Nation
Conflicting Policies
Relief and Rehabilitation
Economic Adjustment
Political Currents
Losing the Peace
The Struggle for Domination
The Overthrow of Reconstruction
The Movement for Disfranchisement
The Triumph of White Supremacy
Philanthropy and Self-Help
Northern Philanthropy and African-American Education
The Age of Booker T. Washington
Struggles in the Economic Sphere
Social and Cultural Growth
The Color Line
The New American Imperialism
America's Empire of People of Color
Urban Problems
The Pattern of Violence
New Solutions for Old Problems
In Pursuit of Democracy
World War I
The Enlistment of African Americans
Service Overseas
On the Home Front
Democracy Escapes
The Reaction
The Voice of Protest Rises
The Harlem Renaissance
Socioeconomic Problems and African-American Literature
Harlem, the Seat and Center
The Circle Widens
The New Deal
Depression
Political Regeneration
Roosevelt's "Black Cabinet"
Government Agencies and Relief for Blacks
Black Labor and the Unions
The American Dilemma
Trends in Education
Opportunities for Self-Expression
The World of African Americans
One World or Two?
Fighting for the Four Freedoms
Arsenal of Democracy
Blacks in the Service
The Home Fires
The United Nations and Human Welfare
African Americans in the Cold War Era
Progress
Reaction
Urbanization and Its Consequences
The Black Revolution
The Road to Revolution
The Beginnings
Marching for Freedom
The Illusion of Equality
Revolution at High Tide
Balance Sheet of the Revolution
Reaction and Progress
The Reagan Years
A New Economic and Political Thrust
The Bush Quadrennium
Writers and Artists in Later Years
Heard and Seen by Millions
Half Century of Change
Stirrings
"On the Pulse of Morning"
Race-Based Politics
Enlarging Educational Opportunities
African Americans and the World
Bibliographical Notes
Appendixes
Acknowledgments
Index

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