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  • The Free Negro in North Carolina, 1790-1860by John Hope Franklin

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    John Hope Franklin has devoted his professional life to the study of African Americans. Originally published in 1943 by UNC Press, The Free Negro in North Carolina, 1790-1860 was his first book on the subject. As Franklin shows, freed slaves in the antebellum South did not enjoy the full rights of citizenship. Even in North Carolina, reputedly more... more...

  • In Search of the Promised Landby John Hope Franklin

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99

    Presented in a narrative format, this book tells the story of the Thomas-Rapier family of Nashville. It follows Sally Thomas and her sons James, Henry, and John to analyze the complex and ambiguous nature of slavery and freedom in the Old South. more...

  • Mirror to Americaby John Hope Franklin

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 28.99

    John Hope Franklin lived through America's most defining twentieth-century transformation, the dismantling of legally protected racial segregation. A renowned scholar, he has explored that transformation in its myriad aspects, notably in his 3.5-million-copy bestseller, From Slavery to Freedom . Born in 1915, he, like every other African American,... more...

  • Death in a Promised Landby Scott Ellsworth; John Hope Franklin

    LSU Press 1992; US$ 17.95

    When a crows began to gather outside the jail in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on the evening of May 31, 1921., the fate of one of its prisoners, a young black male, seemed assured. Accused of attempting to rape a white woman, Dick Rowland was with little doubt about to be lynched. But in another part of town, a small group of black men, many of them World War... more...

  • Runaway Slavesby John Hope Franklin; Loren Schweninger

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 16.99

    Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. Dissidents in the Conscript Army. Day to Day Resistance. Hired Slave Dissatisfaction. Open Defiance. Slaves and Overseers. Conspiracies. The Pride of Dissidence. 2. On the Run. Death of the Master. The Plantation Household. Opportunity. Assisted by Whites. Dissatisfaction of Hired Slaves. Merely To Be Free. Cruel and Unusual... more...

  • The Struggle for Black Equalityby Harvard Sitkoff; John Hope Franklin

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 16.99

    The Struggle for Black Equality is a dramatic, memorable history of the civil rights movement. Harvard Sitkoff offers both a brilliant interpretation of the personalities and dynamics of civil rights organizations and a compelling analysis of the continuing problems plaguing many African Americans. With a new foreword and afterword, and an up-to-date... more...

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