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The Resource Ensuring inequality : the structural transformation of the African-American family, Donna L. Franklin

Ensuring inequality : the structural transformation of the African-American family, Donna L. Franklin

Label
Ensuring inequality : the structural transformation of the African-American family
Title
Ensuring inequality
Title remainder
the structural transformation of the African-American family
Statement of responsibility
Donna L. Franklin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Ensuring Inequality, Franklin traces the evolution of the black family from slavery to the present, showing the cumulative effects of centuries of historical change. She begins with a richly researched account of the impact of slavery on the black family, finding that slavery not only caused extreme instability and suffering for families, but established a lasting pattern of poverty which made the economic advantages of marriage unattainable. She provides a sharp critique of the policies of the Freedmen's Bureau during Reconstruction, and demonstrates the mixed impact of the new pattern of sharecropping
  • Franklin brings her comprehensive, nuanced study right up to the present, showing the impact on the urban poor of changes in the economy and society, from the dramatically shrinking pool of good jobs to the rise of the new right. "The increasing reliance on welfare by young black mothers," she writes, "corresponded to the erosion of opportunities for young black males." More important, she offers new approaches to solving the crisis. Not only does she recommend federal intervention to create new economic opportunity in urban ghettos, but she also stresses the importance of black self-help and proposes a plan of action. In addition, she outlines social interventions that can stabilize and strengthen poor, mother-only families living in ghetto neighborhoods. Exhaustively researched and insightfully written, Ensuring Inequality makes an important contribution to the central debate in American politics today
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.8508996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.F68 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Ensuring inequality : the structural transformation of the African-American family, Donna L. Franklin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Slavery: a reexamination of its impact -- Sharecropping and the rural proletariat -- The African-American family in the maternalistic era -- The arduous transition to the industrial North -- World War II and its aftermath -- The calm before the storm -- The "matriarchal" Black family under siege -- Family composition and the "underclass" debate -- Where do we go from here?
Control code
ocm34547144
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780195100785
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96007930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34547144
Label
Ensuring inequality : the structural transformation of the African-American family, Donna L. Franklin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Slavery: a reexamination of its impact -- Sharecropping and the rural proletariat -- The African-American family in the maternalistic era -- The arduous transition to the industrial North -- World War II and its aftermath -- The calm before the storm -- The "matriarchal" Black family under siege -- Family composition and the "underclass" debate -- Where do we go from here?
Control code
ocm34547144
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780195100785
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96007930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34547144

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