Division: Higher Education
Pub Date: MAR-10
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|From Slavery to Freedom
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|About the book|
From Slavery to Freedom remains the most revered, respected, and honored text on the market. The preeminent history of African Americans, this best-selling text charts the journey of African Americans from their origins in Africa, through slavery in the Western Hemisphere, struggles for freedom in the West Indies, Latin America, and the United States, various migrations, and the continuing quest for racial equality. Building on John Hope Franklin's classic work, the ninth edition has been thoroughly rewritten by the award-winning scholar Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. It includes new chapters and updated information based on the most current scholarship. With a new narrative that brings intellectual depth and fresh insight to a rich array of topics, the text features greater coverage of ancestral Africa, African American women, differing expressions of protest, local community activism, black internationalism, civil rights and black power, as well as the election of our first African American president in 2008. The text also has a fresh new 4-color design with new charts, maps, photographs, paintings, and illustrations.
A more expansive treatment of early Africa, inclusive of its arts, religion, political formations, internal trade, slavery, and material culture, brings focus to the great leaders, discoveries, and cultural achievements of a wider range of African societies.
Revised coverage of blacks in North America draws from current scholarship to reflect slavery's evolution over time and in four different regions, demonstrating the diversity of slave experiences and cultural forms as the slave system became increasingly entrenched over the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Coverage of recent events and developments impacting African Americans, including, discussions of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, health disparities, global Hip Hop, and the election of President Barack Obama, offers an image of progress, while calling attention to continuing disparities and challenges to full equality.
New and expanded material on black protest traditions, including abolitionism, black nationalism in nineteenth and twentieth centuries, transnational movements, women's rights, and the civil rights and black power movements, provides readers with a richer understanding of the complex, even competing forms of protest in the struggle for freedom and equality.
New discussion of the rich cultural contributions of African Americans--particularly in the area of the literary, music, and visual arts--reflects the important roll of music and other artistic forms in the struggle for equality.
More in-depth discussion of the contributions of African American women appear throughout the book, addressing such topics such as women abolitionists, women in the Civil War; the Woman's Era and black self-help; women in the civil rights movement; and black feminism and Black Power.
Vibrant full-color design with new charts, maps, photographs, paintings, and illustrations, all carefully chosen to complement the narrative and enhance clarity, visual appeal, and ease of use for the student.
Primary Source Investigator (PSI) Online provides access to hundreds of primary sources such as interactive maps, charts, photos, documents, audio files, and video files with contextual information on each source, thought-provoking questions that show students how historians look at sources, and writing and research tips to help with assignments.
A companion Online Learning Center includes a wealth of updated student and instructor resources, including quizzes and map exercises for students, as well as a test bank, computerized test bank, and PowerPoint presentations for instructors. The instructor side of the Online Learning Center also links to a Teacher's Edition of PSI Online, which features a detailed Faculty Guide and instructor resource bank.
Scholarship. Written by the late John Hope Franklin, the preeminent historian in African American History, and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, chair of the African American Studies Department and member of the History Department at Harvard. Both are legendary, award-winning scholars in the field.
Comprehensive Coverage. Examines important social, political, and cultural aspects of the history of African Americans, from their origins in Africa through to the present day.
"Windows in Time" (formerly "Eyewitness Accounts") provide primary source excerpts, giving students a first-hand account of experiences of African Americans in the past, as told in their own words. More biographical information is included. Artwork by black artists is not only featured in the chapters but also discussed in the text.
Streamlined Pedagogy. Includes chapter outlines, marginal headers, tables, charts, maps, photographs, and illustrations, all designed to aid students in their study while keeping the focus on the narrative.
|About the authors|
John Hope Franklin was the James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of History, and for seven years was Professor of Legal History at Duke University Law School.
Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham , co-author of the ninth edition of From Slavery to Freedom, is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University .
|Table of contents|
1. Ancestral Africa, Ancient around 500 BCE to 1600
2. Africans and the Atlantic World, 1492-1800
3. Establishing North American Slavery, 1520s to 1720s
4. Eighteenth-Century Slave Societies, 1700-1780s
5. Give Me Liberty, 1763-1787
6. Building Communities in the Early Republic, 1790-1830
7. Southern Slavery, 1790-1860
8. Antebellum Free Blacks, 1830-1860
9. Abolitionism in Black and White, 1820-1860
10. Civil War, 1861-1865
11. The Promises and Pitfalls of Reconstruction, 1863-1877
12. The Color Line, 1877-1917
13. The Era of Self-Help, 1880-1916
14. In Pursuit of Democracy, 1914-1919
15. Voices of Protest, 1910-1928
16. The Arts at Home and Abroad, 1920s to early 1930s
17. The New Deal Era, 1929-1941
18. Double V for Victory, 1941-1945
19. American Dilemmas, 1940-1955
20. We Shall Overcome, 1947-1967
21. Black Power, 1955-1980
22. Progress and Poverty, 1980-2000
23. Perspectives on the Present, Since 2000