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Mirror to America : the autobiography of John Hope Franklin

Author: John Hope Franklin
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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John Hope Franklin lived through America's most defining 20th-century transformation, the dismantling of legally-protected racial segregation. A renowned scholar, he has explored that transformation in its myriad aspects, and he was, and remains, an active participant. Born in 1915, he could not but participate: evicted from whites-only train cars, confined to segregated schools, and threatened--once with lynching.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiographie
Biographies
Named Person: John Hope Franklin; John Hope Franklin; John Hope Franklin; John Hope Franklin; Franklin, John Hope <1915->; John Hope Franklin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Hope Franklin
ISBN: 9780374299446 0374299447
OCLC Number: 58595443
Notes: "A John Kluge book, Library of Congress"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: xi, 401 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: No crystal stair --
The world of my youth --
From Rentiesville to T-town --
The gold and blue --
Fair Harvard --
A published author --
Newly minted --
Days of infamy --
From slavery to freedom --
A hilltop high --
Legacies --
A change of venue --
On becoming New Yorkers --
Way down under --
Glimpses of the motherland --
Hail Britannia --
Points west --
The uses of history --
Students' rights--civil rights --
Town and gown and beyond --
Family matters --
Reaching a larger American public --
Winding down--somewhat --
A whole new life --
A Duke affair --
Matters of life and death --
Honorable mention --
One America --
A conversation stalled --
In sickness and in health --
Through a looking glass.
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John Hope Franklin lived through the 20th century transformation, the dismantling of legally protected racial segregation. A renowned scholar, he explores its myriad aspects in his book "From Slavery  Read more...

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