From Slavery to Freedom, A History of American Negroes. [Inscribed and signed by the author]
Significantly expanded from the first edition, the most important book written by the esteemed historian John Hope Franklin. “[In 1947,] Alfred A. Knopf published his most important book, From Slavery to Freedom, a survey of African American history that revolutionized the field. The book would be translated in Japanese, French, German, Chinese, Spanish, and other languages and would sell more than three million copies. It catapulted Franklin to prominence, while making it possible for African American history to be taught outside of historically black colleges and universities.” (ANB) Inscribed and signed by Franklin to a collector of Black American history.
Description: From Slavery to Freedom, A History of American Negroes. [Inscribed and signed by the author]
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. Third Edition. 686, xlii, pp. Illustrated. Near fine in publisher’s cloth in a very good price-clipped dust jacket.
Blockson 101, (first ed.) 83.