Franklin, From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans, High School Edition, ©2022, 10e
Grades: 9 - 12
From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans is a text that has been revered, respected, and honored for years. Written in 1947 by the late John Hope Franklin—a legendary, award-winning scholar and preeminent historian of African American History—this new high school edition includes overviews, learning objectives, and key terms crafted specifically for the honors/electives audience.
• Updated discussion of topics based on the latest historical scholarship.
• “Window in Time” features that provide unique vantage points and first-hand views that render multiple, and sometimes conflicting, voices of the past.
• “Shifting Terrains in the New Century,” that updates the discussion of African American history through the year 2020.
• High school appropriate overviews, learning objectives, and key terms with definitions.
• End-of-chapter assessments.
• An Online Teacher Manual with strategies, lessons, and suggested activities for the high school classroom.
Chapter 1 Ancestral Africa (circa 500 B.C.E. to 1600)
Chapter 2 Africans in the Atlantic World (1492–1800)
Chapter 3 Establishing North American Slavery (1520s to 1720s)
Chapter 4 Eighteenth-Century Slave Societies (1700–1780s)
Chapter 5 Give Me Liberty (1763–1787)
Chapter 6 Building Communities in the Early Republic (1790–1830)
Chapter 7 Southern Slavery (1790–1860)
Chapter 8 Antebellum Free Blacks (1830–1860)
Chapter 9 Abolitionism in Black and White (1820–1860)
Chapter 10 Civil War (1861–1865)
Chapter 11 Promises and Pitfalls of Reconstruction (1863–1877)
Chapter 12 The Color Line (1877–1917)
Chapter 13 The Era of Self-Help (1880–1916)
Chapter 14 In Pursuit of Democracy (1914–1919)
Chapter 15 Voices of Protest (1910–1928)
Chapter 16 The Arts at Home and Abroad (1920s to early 1930s)
Chapter 17 The New Deal Era (1929–1941)
Chapter 18 Double V for Victory (1941–1945)
Chapter 19 American Dilemmas (1935–1955)
Chapter 20 We Shall Overcome (1947–1967)
Chapter 21 Black Power (1955–1980)
Chapter 22 Progress and Poverty (1980–2000)
Chapter 23 Shifting Terrains in the New Century (since 2000)