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Franklin, John Hope 1915-2009

Works: 337 works in 963 publications in 8 languages and 49,791 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Speaker, Interviewee, Performer
Classifications: E185, B
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Most widely held works about John Hope Franklin
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Most widely held works by John Hope Franklin
From slavery to freedom : a history of Negro Americans by John Hope Franklin( Book )
94 editions published between 1947 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 4,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From slavery to freedom : a history of African Americans by John Hope Franklin( Book )
122 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Reconstruction: after the Civil War by John Hope Franklin( Book )
57 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Chicago history of American civilization." Examines the reconstruction period and reduces the exaggerations of former views to a more credible picture
Runaway slaves : rebels on the plantation by John Hope Franklin( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 3,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this book, John Hope Franklin and Loren Schweninger demonstrate that, contrary to popular belief, significant numbers of slaves did in fact frequently rebel against their masters and struggle to attain their freedom. By surveying a wealth of documents, such as planters' records, petitions to county courts and state legislatures, and local newspapers, this book shows how slaves resisted; when, where, and how they escaped; where they fled to; how long they remained in hiding; and how they survived away from the plantation. Of equal importance, it examines the reactions of the white slaveholding class, revealing how they marshaled considerable effort to prevent runaways, meted out severe punishments, and established patrols to hunt down escaped slaves." "Reflecting a lifetime of thought by our leading authority in African American history, this book provides the key to truly understanding the relationship between slaveholders and the runaways who challenged the system - illuminating as never before the true nature of the South's "most peculiar institution.""--Jacket
Racial equality in America by John Hope Franklin( Book )
10 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the history of America's racial inequality, discussing the disparity between the goal of racial equality and the facts of discrimination
Race and history selected essays, 1938-1988 by John Hope Franklin( )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The color line legacy for the twenty-first century by John Hope Franklin( )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 2,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The problem of the twentieth century will be the problem of the color line - the relation of the darker to the lighter races of men," wrote author and civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois in 1903. As the twentieth century comes to a close, one of America's most distinguished historians takes an unflinching look at race relations in America today. Distilling more than two centuries of history, John Hope Franklin reflects on the most tragic and persistent social problem.\\In our nation's history - the color line - as it becomes our legacy for the next century. The Color Line originated as three lectures delivered at the University of Missouri-Columbia in April 1992, just one day after the "not guilty" verdict was returned in the trial of Los Angeles police officers in the beating of Rodney King. The violence that shook Los Angeles and soon erupted in other cities across the country provided a dramatic backdrop for Franklin's message: the.\\Color line holds fast - in education, in housing, in health care, and in the legal system. Franklin illuminates some of the key episodes in our nation's history that have brought us to the present day. He traces America's forward and backward steps on the path toward racial equality, from the Carter administration's record number of appointments of African Americans to the bench to the Reagan administration's effort to continue support for educational institutions that.\\Persisted in racial discrimination and segregation. Examining the historical role of race in both the Republican and Democratic parties, Franklin argues that while opponents of affirmative action claim to promote a color-blind legal system, many have adopted race-encoded rhetoric to raise the specter of racial fear and hatred. Franklin also outlines the questionable civil rights record of Clarence Thomas, whose nomination and confirmation as Supreme Court justice.\\Provoked considerable controversy among civil rights leaders. The color line continues to flourish in the final decade of the twentieth century. "Perhaps the very first thing we need to do as a nation and as individual members of society," writes Franklin, "is to confront our past and see it for what it is." Only by facing the truth of our history can we hope to envision another kind of society for our future. Here John Hope Franklin brilliantly aids in that task as he.\\Shines the sharp light of history on the color line, our legacy for the twenty-first century
Black leaders of the twentieth century ( Book )
11 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 2,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biographical studies of fifteen twentieth-century black leaders
In search of the promised land : a slave family in the Old South by John Hope Franklin( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sally Thomas went from being a slave on a tobacco plantation, to a "virtually free" slave who ran her own business and purchased one of her sons out of bondage. This book offers a portrait of her extended family and of the life of slaves before the Civil War. Based on family letters as well as an autobiography by one of her sons, the detective work follows a singular group as they walk the boundary between slave and free, traveling across the country in search of a "promised land" where African Americans would be treated with respect. This small family experienced the full gamut of slavery, witnessing everything from the breakup of slave families, brutal punishment, and runaways, to miscegenation, insurrection panics, and slave patrols. They also illuminate the hidden lives of "virtually free" slaves, who maintained close relationships with whites, maneuvered within the system, and gained a large measure of autonomy.--From publisher description
The Emancipation proclamation by John Hope Franklin( Book )
31 editions published between 1963 and 1995 in English and Catalan and held by 2,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While many historians have dealt with the Emancipation Proclamation as a phase or an aspect of the Civil War, few have given more than scant attention to the evolution of the document in the mind of Lincoln, the circumstances and conditions that led to its writing, its impact on the course of the war, and its significance for later generations. Professor John Hope Franklin's answer to this need, first published in 1963, is available again for the first time in many years. Includes a new preface, photo essay, and a reproduction of the 1863 handwritten draft of the Emancipation Proclamation
The militant South, 1800-1861 by John Hope Franklin( Book )
31 editions published between 1956 and 2005 in English and held by 1,997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The free Negro in North Carolina, 1790-1860 by John Hope Franklin( Book )
19 editions published between 1941 and 1995 in English and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Hope Franklin has devoted his professional life to the study of the American South and 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 blacks in the antebellum South did not enjoy the full rights of citizenship. Even in North Carolina, reputedly more liberal than most southern states, discriminatory laws became so harsh that some voluntarily returned to slavery. When Franklin wrote The Free Negro in North Carolina, the subject of free blacks had received scant attention from scholars. Since then, however, the topic has generated a great deal of interest. In a new foreword to this edition, Franklin surveys the scholarship on free blacks that has appeared since the original publication of his study, and he reaffirms the importance of understanding the variations and complexities of the African American experience
George Washington Williams : a biography by John Hope Franklin( Book )
10 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Hope Franklin reconstructs the life of the controversial, self-made black intellectual who wrote the first history of African Americans in the United States. Awarded the Clarence L. Holte Literary Prize, this book traces Franklin's forty-year quest for Williams's story, a story largely lost to history until this volume was first published in 1985. The result, part biography and part social history, is a unique consideration of a pioneering historian by his most distinguished successor. Williams, who lived from 1849 to 1891, had a remarkable career as soldier, minister, journalist, lawyer, politician, freelance diplomat, and African traveler, as well as a historian. While Franklin reveals the accomplishments of this neglected figure and emphasizes the racism that curtailed Williams's many talents, he also highlights the personal weaknesses that damaged Williams's relationships and career. - Publisher
Tributes to John Hope Franklin scholar, mentor, father, friend ( )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Negro in twentieth century America : a reader on the struggle for civil rights by John Hope Franklin( Book )
14 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A southern odyssey : travelers in the antebellum North by John Hope Franklin( Book )
8 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Color and race by John Hope Franklin( Book )
16 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reminiscences of an active life the autobiography of John Roy Lynch by John Roy Lynch( )
3 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Born into slavery on a Louisiana plantation, John Roy Lynch (1847-1939) came to adulthood during the Reconstruction Era and lived a public-spirited life for over three decades. His political career began in 1869 with his appointment as justice of the peace. Within the year, he was elected to the Mississippi legislature and was later elected Speaker of the House. At age twenty-five, Lynch became the first African American from Mississippi to be elected to the United States Congress. He led the fight to secure passage of the Civil Rights Bill of 1875. In 1884, he was elected temporary chairman of the Eighth Republican National Convention and was the first black American to deliver the keynote address. His autobiography, Reminiscences of an Active Life, reflects Lynch's thoughtful and nuanced understanding of the past and of his own experience. The book, written when he was ninety, challenges a number of traditional arguments about Reconstruction. In his experience, African Americans in the South competed on an equal basis with whites; the state governments were responsive to the needs of the people; and race was not always a decisive factor in the politics of Reconstruction. The autobiography, which would not be published until 1970, provides rich material for the study of American politics and race relations during Reconstruction. It sheds light on presidential patronage, congressional deals, and personality conflicts among national political figures. Lynch's childhood reflections reveal new dimensions to our understanding of black experience during slavery and beyond. An introduction by John Hope Franklin puts Lynch's public and private lives in the context of his times and provides an overview of how Reminiscences of an Active Life came to be written
An illustrated history of Black Americans by John Hope Franklin( Book )
6 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pictorial survey by a Negro historian from early origins in Africa through contemporary times, including numerous rare drawings and photographs
My life and an era : the autobiography of Buck Colbert Franklin by Buck Colbert Franklin( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memoir of a successful African-American lawyer in Tulsa, who started life on a western ranch, married a college classmate, and witnessed the Tulsa race riot of 1921
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Franklin, John Hope
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