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From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans

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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.
Hardcover, Eighth Edition, 742 pages
Published April 11th 2000 by Knopf (first published January 1st 1)
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Text book for my African American History up to 1877 class. Very readable & enlightening.
Amust read history on black people
Vince Carter
Even with all the attendant publicity of how transforming an experience it was for our president to achieve his office, this famed account is remarkable. Daunting in its range certainly, yet the readable way in which so many stories of heroism and horror, inspiration and contribution are told makes it so worth the experience.
May 24, 2009 Ann added it
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John Hope Franklin was a most amazing man. I requested this book at the library after learning of his connection to Nashville's Fisk University and after his recent death.
This reference / text book is full of a great deal of information - very impressive. I was able to skim through it, though didn't read it cover to cover.
A very good, and very accessible, survey of black history in the US. I really recommend this for beginners (like me) in understanding black American history.
N.W. Martin
I'm giving Franklin's landmark text 3 stars. Why? Simply because he is a known revisionist and social historian who emphasizes his opinion instead of reporting objective analysis. Don't get me wrong, the social movement in history was a landmark time for history, at least in my opinion, but the problem here is that Franklin adheres to a Liberal revisionist doctrine (via his sources) without critiquing both sides of the spectrum. Tis why we see - in later chapters - his aggressive opinion on Reag ...more
Rizky Hutapea
One of the most complete historical description for black American history
Luis Quiros
The work of a man who understood that history, without our stories was a deception that needed to be exposed. His mission as a historian was not to simply compile historical events but to bring forth the history of the people who lived through those historical events and to give a voice to their experiences.
Monise Seward
Going to re-read this great book, which provides an in-depth account of African American history, since I will be designing curriculum to use for homeschooling in the Fall.
Sep 10, 2012 Zeo marked it as to-read
Read part of this a few years back and then had to get it back to the library - need to get back to it, and worth re-reading the part I already read.
John Legge
It's a history book, testbook like, but full of interesting stuff. Learning experience.
Oct 24, 2012 Claire added it
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My introduction to the the study of Africana started here.

Kiki Unhinged
Required reading for Ethnic History class
Required reading for Ethnic History class
Without doubt, this is the standard!
Sep 13, 2008 Warner rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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