"If the house is to be set in order, one cannot begin with the present; he must begin with the past": First Edition of From Slavery to Freedom; Signed by John Hope Franklin
From Slavery to Freedom: A History of American Negroes.
Franklin, John Hope.$4,000.00
Item Number: 99843
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947.
First edition of this “landmark in the interpretation of American civilization” (Robert W. Fogel), which has went on to sell over three million copies. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by John Hope Franklin on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. First editions are uncommon, especially signed.
From Slavery to Freedom remains the most revered, respected, and honored text on the subject. 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. Will undoubtedly be the definitive history of the Black American for many years to come. An interesting, scholarly, revealing book on all accounts" (Blockson One Hundred and One, 83).