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Freedom: A Photographic History of the African American Struggle Paperback – Apr 1 2005

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press (April 1 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714845175
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714845173
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 5.1 x 29.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,057,464 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Freedom is a wonderful resource thanks to the sheer depth of information ... leaving readers with a sense of how far the country has come as well as how far it might go in matters of civil rights, race relations and mutual understanding.' (USA Today) 'An epic undertaking that pulls together imagery from the few extant daguerreotypes of African American abolitionists and slaves through the shattering images made during the civil rights movement.' (American Photo)

About the Author

Manning Marable is the Founding Director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University in New York City and the author of more than 15 books on the subject, including the highly acclaimed Black Leadership (1998). Leith Mullings is Presidential Professor of Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the author of several books on race, class and gender in African American communities. Sophie Spencer-Wood is a picture editor and researcher. She has worked with, among others, Colin Jacobson on Reportage magazine and been an assistant to Bruce Bernard on Phaidon's award-winning book, Century. Her other books include Gandhi and Family, both also published by Phaidon.

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Format: Hardcover
This book is a gorgeous coffee-table volume. It is divided into sections by time periods beginning in the 1840s and continues to the present. Each chapter is introduced with an in-depth discussion of what was happening at that time, then moves to captioned photos. The book is large, 10"x12", and is presented on heavy, high quality paper; a pleasure to hold and look at! My only criticism is that readability was sacrificed for design. The type is very small and, therefore, difficult to read, and the caption reference number below each photo is mircoscopic. Also, even though I'm sure the photos were reproduced perfectly, some are hard to make out (what do I expect for 100+ year old photos!) I recommend this book whether you are interested in this subject, interested in photography or just love beautiful books.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa4d6af9c) out of 5 stars 12 reviews
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa504d144) out of 5 stars Freedom:Photographic History/African American Struggle Dec 13 2002
By Melanie Hovey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is a gorgeous coffee-table volume. It is divided into sections by time periods beginning in the 1840s and continues to the present. Each chapter is introduced with an in-depth discussion of what was happening at that time, then moves to captioned photos. The book is large, 10"x12", and is presented on heavy, high quality paper; a pleasure to hold and look at! My only criticism is that readability was sacrificed for design. The type is very small and, therefore, difficult to read, and the caption reference number below each photo is mircoscopic. Also, even though I'm sure the photos were reproduced perfectly, some are hard to make out (what do I expect for 100+ year old photos!) I recommend this book whether you are interested in this subject, interested in photography or just love beautiful books.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa513fda4) out of 5 stars Gorgeous Book Feb. 1 2005
By Aisha Williams - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is an absolutely gorgeous book, very comprehensive and tons of excellent pictures
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4f0e2e8) out of 5 stars Informative and Wonderful Book Jan. 11 2009
By King - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is a wonderful additon to my coffee table book collection. The photographs and historical information regarding the African American struggle for equality in America illustrates just how far African Americans have come in obtaining "freedom and justice for all". I highly recommend this book.
HASH(0xa513645c) out of 5 stars Historical Aug. 8 2009
By V. Payne - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a review of African American history through pictures. This pictorial history captures your attention and is a vivid reminder of our struggle. Many of us have read about many of the topics in this book,but seeing the pictures make it real. The pictures are graphic, some disturbing but need to be seen. This is a book I hope anyone with an interest in this subject will purchase. This book has pictures I've never knew existed and the pictures are of great quality. I don't expect anyone to be disappointed if they purchase this book.
HASH(0xa4f39bc4) out of 5 stars The best book Feb. 12 2014
By Allen Brown - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The book Freedom was without question the best book I have bought in years. A lot of my friends feel the same way. Most of us purchased multiple copies to give as gifts.


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