From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans, Volume 2

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The pre-eminent history of African-Americans is now available in two volumes. From slavery to Freedom charts the journey of African-Americans from their origins in the civilisations of Africa, through slavery in the Western Hemisphere, to their struggle for freedom in the West Indies, Latin America and the United States. Still featuring numerous primary and secondary source boxes, and even more richly illustrated than in previous editions, From Slavery to Freedom, 7/e maintains its status as one of the most important college textbooks in print.

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From Slavery to Freedom a history of African Americans actually starts earlier than slavery times beginning with a brief overview of some of the kingdoms and cultures of Africa and a general ... Read full review

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Very biased. Simply tells the story from a Liberal perspective, celebrating only Liberal Blacks and Liberal Whites. Fails to mention Republicans voted for VRA of 1964 and VRA of 1965 in greater ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

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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