From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans, Volume One / 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: 9780072393613
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 12/15/1999
  • Edition description: 8TH
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 446
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.64 (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 One: Land of Their Ancestors




Other States

Chapter Two: The African Way of Life

Political Institutions

Economic Life

Social Organization


The Arts

African Culture in the Diaspora

Chapter Three: 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

Chapter Four: Colonial Slavery

Virginia and Maryland

The Carolinas and Georgia

The Middle Colonies

Blacks in Colonial New England

Chapter Five: That All May Be Free

Slavery and the Revolutionary Philosophy

Blacks Fighting for American Independence

The Movement to Manumit Slaves

The Conservative Reaction

Chapter Six: 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

Chapter Seven: 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

Chapter Eight: That Peculiar Institution

Scope and Extent

The Slave Codes

Plantation Scene

Nonagricultural Pursuits

Social Considerations

The Slave's Reaction to Bondage

Chapter Nine: Quasi-Free Blacks

American Anomaly

Economic and Social Development

The Struggle in the North and West


Chapter Ten: Slavery and IntersectionalStrife

The North Attacks

Black Abolitionists

Runaways - Overland and Underground

The South Strikes Back

Stress and Strain in the 1850s

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
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