From Slavery Freedom--Volume Two / Edition 8

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The Eight Edition has been thoroughly revised to include expanded material on Africa, the history of African Americans in the Caribbean and Latin America, the current situation of African Americans in the United States, popular culture, and much more. It has also been redesigned with new charts, maps, photographs, paintings, illustrations, and color inserts. Written by distinguished and award-winning authors, retaining the same features that have made it the most popular text on African American History ever, and with fresh and appealing new features, From Slavery to Freedom remains the leading text on the market.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072393620
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 12/15/1999
  • Edition description: Custom
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 574
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

John Hope Franklin is the James B. Duke Professor Emeritus at Duke University. He received his Master’s degree and Doctorate from Harvard University. He has taught at Fisk, St. Augustine’s College, North Carolina Central University, Howard University. He was Chairman of the Department of History at Brooklyn College and at the University of Chicago, where he remains the John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus. He was a Fullbright Professor in Australia. Dr. Franklin has published many works and most recently he was awarded the National Endowment for the Humanities Charles Frankel Award, presented by President Clinton. He holds one-hundred honorary degrees as well as the Congressional Medal of Freedom. He was recently one of seven people chosen by President Clinton for a Presidential advisory board to help foster better race relations in the United States.

Alfred Moss received his Masters and Doctorate at the University of Chicago. He is a graduate of the Episcopal Divinity School, he is also an Episcopal priest. He is also the author of several books and numerous articles.

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Table of Contents

Chapter Eleven: Civil War

Uncertain Federal Policy

Moving Toward Freedom

Confederate Policy

Blacks Fighting for the Union


Chapter Twelve: The Effort to Attain Peace

Reconstruction and the Nation

Conflicting Policies

Relief and Rehabilitation

Economic Adjustment

Political Currents

Chapter Thirteen: Losing the Peace

The Struggle for Domination

The Overthrow of Reconstruction

The Movement of Disenfranchisement

The Triumph of White Supremacy

Chapter Fourteen: 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

Chapter Fifteen: The Color Line

The New American Imperialism

America's Empire of Darker Peoples

Urban Problems

The Pattern of Violence

New Solutions for Old Problems

Chapter Sixteen: In Pursuit of Democracy

World War I

The Enlistment of African Americans

Service Overseas

On the Home Front

Chapter Seventeen: Democracy Escapes

The Reaction

The Voice of Protest Rises

Chapter Eighteen: The Harlem Renaissance

Socioeconomic Problems and African-American Literature

Harlem, the Seat and Center

The Circle Widens

Chapter Nineteen: The New Deal


Political Regeneration

Roosevelt's "Black Cabinet"

Government Agencies and Relief for Blacks

Black Labor and the Unions

Chapter Twenty: The American Dilemma

Trends in Education

Opportunities for Self-Expression

The World of African Americans

One World or Two?

Chapter Twenty-One: Fighting for the Four Freedoms

Arsenalof Democracy

Blacks in the Service

The Home Fires

The United Nations and Human Welfare

Chapter Twenty-Two: African Americans in the Cold War Era



Urbanization and its Consequences

Writers and Artists in Later Years

Heard and Seen by Millions

Chapter Twenty-Three: 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

Chapter Twenty-Four: New Forms of Activism

The Reagan Years

A New Economic and Political Thrust

The Bush Quadrennium


African Americans and the World

"On the Pulse of Morning"

Chapter Twenty-Five: Legacies for the Twenty-First Century


The Emancipation Proclamation

Fair Employment Executive Order

Government's Resonsibility: Securing the Rights

Brown v. Board of Education

John F. Kennedy: Special Message to the Congress on Civil Rights

The Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Voting Rights Act of 1965

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