From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans

John Hope Franklin Alfred A. Moss


From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans

From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans

  • Title: From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans
  • Author: John Hope Franklin Alfred A. Moss
  • ISBN: 9780375406713
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Hardcover



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.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 give us a vividly detailed account of the journey of African Americans from their origins in the civilizations of Africa, through their years of slavery in the New World, to the successful struggle for freedom and its aftermath in the West Indies, Latin America, and the United States.This eighth edition has been revised to include expanded coverage of Africa additional material in every chapter on the history and current situation of African Americans in the United States new charts, maps, and black and white illustrations and a third four page color insert The authors incorporate recent scholarship to examine slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the period between World War I and World War II including the Harlem Renaissance.From Slavery to Freedom describes the rise of slavery, the interaction of European and African cultures in the New World, and the emergence of a distinct culture and way of life among slaves and free blacks The authors examine the role of blacks in the nation s wars, the rise of an articulate, restless free black community by the end of the eighteenth century, and the growing resistance to slavery among an expanding segment of the black population The book deals in considerable detail with the period after slavery, including the arduous struggle for first class citizenship that has extended into the twentieth century Many developments in recent African American history are examined, including demographic change educational efforts literary and cultural changes problems in housing, health, juvenile matters, and poverty the expansion of the black middle class and the persistence of discrimination in the administration of justice All who are interested in African Americans continuing quest for equality will find a wealth of information based on the recent findings of many scholars Professors Franklin and Moss have captured the tragedies and triumphs, the hurts and joys, the failures and successes, of blacks in a lively and readable volume that remains the most authoritative and comprehensive book of its kind.


Recent Comments "From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans"

Text book for my African American History up to 1877 class. Very readable & enlightening.

When one encounters John Hope Franklin, now in video form on old TV shows or youtube, the first thing one is struck by is his natural dignity. He had such an easy-going personality, that he was able to easily make you like him right away. There was a benevolent quality about him, a naturally giving kind of spirit. In addition to his calm, kind and peaceful air, one is immediately struck by his intelligence. He's a man that can tell you something that happened 70 years ago with the clarity of as [...]

Amust read history on black people

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.

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. Overview1. Moss comes on board to offer a younger perspective for the 40th anniversary of Franklin’s work. This book attempts to “bring together the essential facts in the history of the American Negro from his ancient African beginnings down tot he present time. (Xi)” This history is the story of “the strivings of the nameless millions who have sought adjustment in a new and sometimes hostile world.” B. Land of their fathers1. In the last 1/3 of the 20th century blacks have written [...]

I believe this is one of the best single volume surveys of Black History in America. Dr. Franklin is a sharp chronicler and writes in a tone that is scientific enough, but also with some passion and the patience of a true historian. I first used the book in an African American History course in college and since purchased the most updated versions for family bookshelf.

One of the best historians I've read in a while. He tells the story of the African American in America better than anyone I've read so far. Franklin's research is top notch. I recommend this book to anyone interested in America as we know it today.

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.

Required reading for Ethnic History class

One of the most complete historical description for black American history

Thank you Dr. Waller for introducing me to this THOUGHT-PROVOKING JEWEL IN UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL CIRCA 1984!

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 [...]

Meticulously researched by Franklin and Moss, this highly readable book begins by presenting a broad view of early African empires, Ghana, Mali, and Songhay, dating back to before the Middle Ages. In fascinating detail, the reader is presented with societies that were remarkably sophisticated, with a sharp focus on their political, economic, and social systems, as well as art and music.After this foundation is carefully laid, the authors then sweep forward to The Slave Trade and the New World, f [...]

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.

I'm going to read it again. I learned a lot. History is amazing. Somethings that I read really upset me but I learned the truth. It's not pretty. It's rooted in history deep deep rooted evil.'s all black and white.

I finally finished reading this book.I was prepared for it not to be a page turner, but I did not know it was a 636 page college level text book when I ordered it. Still, I feel it was a very enlightening read.I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the history of the US.

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.

My introduction to the the study of Africana started here.

Read sections I needed for a paper. The version I have is older but I also have other material more recently published that provide greater detail about African American suffrage.

It's a history book, testbook like, but full of interesting stuff. Learning experience.

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.

Total revisionism.

Good book


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