John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture

The best scholarship in African American history and culture compels us to expand our sense of who we are as a nation and forces us to engage seriously the experiences of all Americans who have shaped the development of this country. By publishing pathbreaking books informed by several disciplines, the John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture seeks to illuminate America’s multicultural past and the ways in which it has informed the nation’s democratic experiment.

Series Editors

Waldo E. Martin Jr., University of California, Berkeley
Patricia Sullivan, University of South Carolina