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Main Title From slavery to freedom : a history of African Americans /
Author Franklin, John Hope
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Moss, Alfred A.
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf,
Year Published 2000
OCLC Number 43843074
ISBN 0375406719 9780375406713
Subjects African Americans--History ; Slavery--United States--History
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EKBM  E185.F8266 2000 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/09/2007
Edition 8th ed.
Collation xxiv, 742 p., {12} p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.), ports. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 637-685) and index.
Contents Notes
Land of their ancestors -- The African way of life -- The slave trade and the new world -- Colonial slavery -- That all may be free -- Blacks in the new republic -- Blacks and manifest destiny -- That peculiar institution -- Quasi-free Blacks -- Slavery and intersectional strife -- Civil War -- The effort to attain peace -- Losing the peace -- Philanthropy and self-help -- The color line -- In pursuit of democracy -- Democracy escapes -- The Harlem Renaissance -- The New Deal -- The American dilemma -- Fighting for the four freedoms -- African Americans in the Cold War era -- The Black revolution -- Reaction and progress -- Half century of change. 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.