The Color Line: Legacy for the Twenty-First Century Volume 1

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University of Missouri Press
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5.25 X 7.99 X 0.32 inches | 0.32 pounds

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About the Author

John Hope Franklin is the author of many books, including From Slavery to Freedom: A History of Negro Americans and the highly acclaimed biography George Washington Williams. With more than ninety honorary degrees and dozens of other awards and honors, Franklin is the James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of History and, from 1985 to 1992, was Professor of Legal History in the Law School at Duke University.


"Echoing W.E.B. Du Bois's 1903 assertion that the problem of the 20th century 'is the problem of the color line, ' historian Franklin...argues that this will be the problem of the 21st century as well....His cogent observations will spur further discussion."--Publishers Weekly

"Anyone interested in understanding or improving America needs to read this powerful little book. Highest recommendation."--Library Journal

"It gives the non-historian, in accessible prose, the advantage of his more than 50 years of scholarship on a subject that many Americans would just as soon forget. If the harsh truth about America's racial history is ever going to be digested, unassuming works such as this one will surely play a part."--The St. Petersburg Florida Times

"Few will fault the reasoning of Mr. Franklin's conclusions, drawn from his half-century of scholarship. A color-blind society, like a crime-free society, may be an elusive ideal, but in a practical sense, Mr. Franklin maintains, there is much our leaders can do to eliminate the color line."--The New York Times