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From Slavery to Freedom: A History of Negro Americans (Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged)
From Slavery to Freedom A History of Negro Americans - Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged Author:John Hope Franklin Recognized since 1947 as the best history of Negro Americans, this third edition maintains the high quality of scholarship and writing of the previous two editions. It is comprehensive, objective, and eminently readable. Dr. Franklin writes about the numerous outstanding persons and the nameless millions, slave and free, whose combined activitie... more »s make up the history of Negro Americans. Beginning with the background of early civilizations in Africa which lasted until the medieval period, he traces the record from Negro origins in Africa, through slavery, to freedom in the Western Hemisphere, including the West Indies, Latin America, Canada, and the United States. This fine saga of the human spirit is here chronicled by Dr. Franklin in an objective and fascinating treatment.
Every person who is interested in the current problems of the movement toward equality of Negro citizens will gain invaluable knowledge and find perceptive insights in From Slavery to Freedom. By making full use of the facts and interpretations of hundreds of scholars, Dr. Franklin has recorded the vivid and vital background of the present and the future.« less