Runaway Slaves. Rebels on the Plantation. (Inscribed and signed)
First edition, first printing and inscribed by John Hope Franklin. An important and illuminating work on the history of slavery and the basic nature of the slave system in America. Through powerful evidentiary documentation, the book argues that African-Americans seeking to escape enslavement were not in the minority, but actively resisted and sought their freedom.
John Hope Franklin was “the first black historian to assume a full professorship at a white institution… [He] reshaped the way African American history is understood and taught and has become one of the world’s most celebrated historians, garnering over 130 honorary degrees.” (Mirror to America)
Description: Runaway Slaves. Rebels on the Plantation. (Inscribed and signed)
New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. Octavo. 455 pages. Hardcover. Tiny stain to front endpaper; top-edge dusty. Near fine in dust jacket.