From Publishers Weekly
Williams (1849-1891), son of a former slave, had many notable careers: clergyman, editor-publisher, politician, diplomat and, above all, historian, and was the first to write a scholarly history of American blacks. PW called this a "beautifully researched, excellent biography."
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“An extraordinary accomplishment . . . a model biography. . . .”—John W. Blassingame
“In the historiography of African Americans, Williams stands not only as a pioneer, but as an author whose work has held its value. The conjunction of these two giants makes Franklin on Williams a work of enduring worth.”—Nell Irvin Painter, author of Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol