John hope franklins volume is a touchstone for so many he inspired generations of students historians and readers he provides an in depth overview of slavery its consequences and its barbarities in american society he is unflinching and precise his scholarship is impeccable and his mastery of details unmatched. John hope franklin january 2 1915 march 25 2009 was an american historian of the united states and former president of phi beta kappa the organization of american historians the american historical association and the southern historical associationfranklin is best known for his work from slavery to freedom first published in 1947 and continually updated. John hope franklin 2 january 1915 25 march 2009 was professor emeritus of history at duke university and the author of from slavery to freedom a history of african americans runaway slaves rebels on the plantation and other books. Coauthors john hope franklin and alfred a moss jr give us a vividly detailed account of the journey of african americans from their origins in the civilizations of africa through their years of slavery in the new world to the successful struggle for freedom and its aftermath in the west indies latin america and the united statesthis . From slavery to freedom is a pioneer seminal work of scholarship chronicling the history of african americans first published in 1947 it recounts the narrative of a minority whose history and role in american society had hitherto been widely ignored
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