From slavery to freedom

a history of Negro Americans


Author: John Hope Franklin

Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780394487861

Category: History

Page: 548

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My Life and An Era

The Autobiography of Buck Colbert Franklin


Author: John Hope Franklin,John Whittington Franklin

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807167258

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 2886

“My father’s life represented many layers of the human experience—freedman and Native American, farmer and rancher, rural educator and urban professional.”—John Hope Franklin Buck Colbert Franklin (1879–1960) led an extraordinary life; from his youth in what was then the Indian Territory to his practice of law in twentieth-century Tulsa, he was an observant witness to the changes in politics, law, daily existence, and race relations that transformed the wide-open Southwest. Fascinating in its depiction of an intelligent young man's coming of age in the days of the Land Rush and the closing of the frontier, My Life and an Era is equally important for its reporting of the triracial culture of early Oklahoma. Recalling his boyhood spent in the Chickasaw Nation, Franklin suggests that blacks fared better in Oklahoma in the days of the Indians than they did later with the white population. In addition to his insights about the social milieu, he offers youthful reminiscences of mustangs and mountain lions, of farming and ranch life, that might appear in a Western novel. After returning from college in Nashville and Atlanta, Franklin married a college classmate, studied law by mail, passed the bar, and struggled to build a practice in Springer and Ardmore in the first years of Oklahoma statehood. Eventually a successful attorney in Tulsa, he was an eyewitness to a number of important events in the Southwest, including the Tulsa race riot of 1921, which left more than 100 dead. His account clearly shows the growing racial tensions as more and more people moved into the state in the period leading up to World War II. Rounded out by an older man’s reflections on race, religion, culture, and law, My Life and an Era presents a true, firsthand account of a unique yet defining place and time in the nation's history, as told by an eloquent and impassioned writer.

The Militant South, 1800-1861


Author: John Hope Franklin

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252070693

Category: History

Page: 317

View: 5886

Identifies the factors and causes of the South's festering propensity for aggression that contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861. This title asserts that the South was dominated by militant white men who resorted to violence in the face of social, personal, or political conflict. It details the consequences of antebellum aggression.

The Color Line

Legacy for the Twenty-first Century


Author: John Hope Franklin

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826209641

Category: Social Science

Page: 87

View: 5750

Originating as three lectures delivered at the University of Missouri in April 1992, historian John Hope Franklin reflects on racism, the most persistent social problem in American history.

Major Problems in African American History, Loose-Leaf Version


Author: Barbara Krauthamer,Chad Williams

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337516090

Category: History

Page: 736

View: 2198

Krauthamer and Williams' text introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays and is designed to encourage critical thinking about the history and culture of African Americans. Updated to cover a wider geographic scope that includes the western United States and other parts of the Diaspora, as well as the newest scholarship in the field, the second edition presents a carefully selected group of readings organized to allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Mirror to America

The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin


Author: John Hope Franklin

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374707040

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 7015

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, could not help but participate: he was evicted from whites-only train cars, confined to segregated schools, threatened—once with lynching—and consistently subjected to racism's denigration of his humanity. Yet he managed to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard; become the first black historian to assume a full professorship at a white institution, Brooklyn College; and be appointed chair of the University of Chicago's history department and, later, John B. Duke Professor at Duke University. He has reshaped the way African American history is understood and taught and become one of the world's most celebrated historians, garnering over 130 honorary degrees. But Franklin's participation was much more fundamental than that. From his effort in 1934 to hand President Franklin Roosevelt a petition calling for action in response to the Cordie Cheek lynching, to his 1997 appointment by President Clinton to head the President's Initiative on Race, and continuing to the present, Franklin has influenced with determination and dignity the nation's racial conscience. Whether aiding Thurgood Marshall's preparation for arguing Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, marching to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965, or testifying against Robert Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court in 1987, Franklin has pushed the national conversation on race toward humanity and equality, a life long effort that earned him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, in 1995. Intimate, at times revelatory, Mirror to America chronicles Franklin's life and this nation's racial transformation in the twentieth century, and is a powerful reminder of the extent to which the problem of America remains the problem of color.

Transatlantic Slavery

Against Human Dignity


Author: Anthony Tibbles

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853231981

Category: History

Page: 180

View: 3960

Between 1500 and 1870, European traders transported millions of Africans to the Americas to work as slaves—yet despite the wealth of scholarship on this period, many people remain uninformed about the history of the slave trade and its implications for the modern black experience. Published to accompany a permanent gallery in the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Transatlantic Slavery documents this era through essays on women in slavery, the impact of slavery on West and Central Africa, and the African view of the slave trade. Richly illustrated, it reveals how the slave trade shaped the history of three continents—Africa, the Americas, and Europe—and how all of us continue to live with its consequences.

A Constant Struggle

African-American History, 1865-present


Author: Yohuru R. Williams

Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780757517594

Category: History

Page: 693

View: 9277

Freedom on My Mind

A History of African Americans, with Documents


Author: Deborah Gray White,Mia Bay,Waldo E. Martin, Jr.

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319066046

Category: History

Page: 704

View: 800

Award-winning scholars and veteran teachers Deborah Gray White, Mia Bay, and Waldo E. Martin Jr. have collaborated to create a fresh, innovative new African American history textbook that weaves together narrative and a wealth of carefully selected primary sources. The narrative focuses on the diversity of black experience, on culture, and on the impact of African Americans on the nation as a whole. Every chapter contains two themed sets of written documents and a visual source essay, guiding students through the process of analyzing sources and offering the convenience and value of a "two-in-one" textbook and reader.

Slavery by Another Name

The re-enslavement of black americans from the civil war to World War Two


Author: Douglas A. Blackmon

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1848314132

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 7261

A Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the mistreatment of black Americans. In this 'precise and eloquent work' - as described in its Pulitzer Prize citation - Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history - an 'Age of Neoslavery' that thrived in the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II. Using a vast record of original documents and personal narratives, Blackmon unearths the lost stories of slaves and their descendants who journeyed into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation and then back into the shadow of involuntary servitude thereafter. By turns moving, sobering and shocking, this unprecedented account reveals these stories, the companies that profited the most from neoslavery, and the insidious legacy of racism that reverberates today.

The Mis-education of Black Youth in America

The Final Move on the Grand Chessboard


Author: Rick Wallace

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989830430

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 202

View: 9944

The book addresses the concept of holistic education, the permeation and influence of white supremacy on the educational process, the African American identity crisis and the subsequent inferiority complex, the school to prison pipeline, the misdiagnosis of mental disorders for young black boys and the prescription of psychotropic drugs, and the destruction of the black family nucleus and its impact on the ability to effectively and holistically educate black youth.

From Slavery to Freedom


Author: Evelyn Higginbotham,John Hope Franklin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073513348

Category: History

Page: 736

View: 9701

Black Texans

A History of African Americans in Texas, 1528-1995


Author: Alwyn Barr

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806128788

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 6688

discusses each period of African-American history in terms of politics, violence, and legal status; labor and economic status; education; and social life. Black Texans includes the history of the buffalo soldiers and the cowboys on Texas cattle drives, along with the achievements of notable African-American individuals in Texas history, from Estevan the explorer through legislator Norris Wright Cuney and boxer Jack Johnson to state senator Barbara Jordan. Barr carries.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave


Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1910833819

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

View: 741

One of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life.