Books by John Hope Franklin

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"An important work by an eyewitness to the events of the 20th century."
Personal history from a towering figure in U.S. historical circles and a key player in our current understanding of race in America. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"A well-crafted and carefully researched account that opens a new window onto a dark and painful chapter in American history."
In a searing indictment of plantation life in the antebellum South, noted historian Franklin (professor emeritus at Duke Univ.) and Schweninger (History/Univ. of North Carolina, Greensboro) use primary documents such as court records, newspapers, and letters of contemporaries, including slaves themselves, to show that slaves often resisted their condition by means direct and indirect, and frequently to the point of running away. Read full book review >