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Franklin, John Hope 1915-2009

Works: 361 works in 1,136 publications in 6 languages and 52,681 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Autobiographies  Fiction  Case studies  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Historical fiction  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Narrator, Honoree, Speaker, Other, Performer
Classifications: E185, 973.0496073
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From slavery to freedom : a history of Negro Americans by John Hope Franklin( Book )

171 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 6,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work charts the journey of African Americans from their origins in the civilizations of Africa, through slavery in the Western Hemisphere, to their struggle for freedom in the West Indies, Latin America and the United States
Reconstruction: after the Civil War by John Hope Franklin( Book )

60 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and German and held by 3,253 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 )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2,237 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
Black leaders of the twentieth century( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 2,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical studies of fifteen twentieth-century black leaders
The Emancipation proclamation by John Hope Franklin( Book )

39 editions published between 1963 and 1995 in English and Catalan and held by 2,139 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 )

43 editions published between 1956 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "The Militant South, 1800-1861", John Hope Franklin identifies the factors and causes of the South's festering propensity for aggression that contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861. Franklin asserts that the South was dominated by militant white men who resorted to violence in the face of social, personal, or political conflict. Fueled by their defense of slavery and a persistent desire to keep the North out of their affairs, Southerners adopted a vicious bellicosity that intensified as war drew nearer. Drawing from Southern newspapers, government archives, memoirs, letters, and firsthand accounts, Franklin masterfully details the sources and consequences of antebellum aggression in the South. This classic volume is an enduring and impeccably researched contribution to Southern history
Racial equality in America by John Hope Franklin( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the United States celebrates the bicentennial of its independence, the dream of racial equality in America remains unfulfilled. In this eloquent and forcefully argued book, the distinguished historian John Hope Franklin gauges the persistent disparity between the goal of racial equality and the facts of discrimination. (Book jacket)
George Washington Williams : a biography by John Hope Franklin( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In George Washington Williams, 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. Williams led the way in presenting African American history accurately through the use of oral history and archival research, sought to legitimize it as a field of historical study, and spoke out in support of an American Negro Historical Society and as a critic of European imperialism in Africa. He also became erratic and faithless to his family and creditors and died at the age of forty-one, destitute and alienated from family and friends. George Washington Williams is nothing less than a classic biography of a brilliant though flawed individual whose History of the Negro Race in America remains a landmark in African American history and American intellectual history
In search of the promised land : a slave family in the Old South by John Hope Franklin( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,324 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 Negro in twentieth century America : a reader on the struggle for civil rights by John Hope Franklin( Book )

18 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race and history : selected essays 1938-1988 by John Hope Franklin( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The color line : legacy for the twenty-first century by John Hope Franklin( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,180 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
A southern odyssey : travelers in the antebellum North by John Hope Franklin( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The free Negro in North Carolina, 1790-1860 by John Hope Franklin( Book )

20 editions published between 1941 and 1995 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Hope Franklin has devoted his professional life to the study of 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 slaves 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 many voluntarily returned to slavery
Color and race by John Hope Franklin( Book )

21 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From slavery to freedom; a history of American Negroes by John Hope Franklin( Book )

61 editions published between 1947 and 1980 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated history of Black Americans by John Hope Franklin( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictorial survey by a Negro historian from early origins in Africa through contemporary times, including numerous rare drawings and photographs
A fool's errand by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

17 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thinly veiled account of Judge Albion W. Tourgee's own career as a forceful advocate of civil rights was a bestseller in the 1880s and continues to occupy a place in the history of American literature. Judge Tourgee's reflections on the fundamental post- abolition problem of how to build a bridge from black emancipation to black equality provide readers with a clear picture of the South during the Reconstruction era. Presented as a work of fiction, this engaging and provocative work discusses Reconstruction and the many problems surrounding it
Tributes to John Hope Franklin : scholar, mentor, father, friend by Beverly Jarrett( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I.M. Pei : the museum on the mountain : Miho Museum, Shiga, Japan by Peter Rosen( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Hope Franklin is a legendary figure among American historians. "First person singular: John Hope Franklin" is a personal exploration of his remarkable life and work. A mix of professional and personal reminiscences, the program covers Franklin's contributions as both a scholar and an activist. Charles Kuralt narrates
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Runaway slaves : rebels on the plantation
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Reconstruction: after the Civil WarRunaway slaves : rebels on the plantationBlack leaders of the twentieth centuryThe Emancipation proclamationThe militant South, 1800-1861Racial equality in AmericaGeorge Washington Williams : a biographyIn search of the promised land : a slave family in the Old South