The Helping Tradition in the Black Family and Community

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National Association of Social Workers, Jan 1, 1985 - Social Science - 109 pages
Readers will learn the evolution of the helping tradition from traditional Africa to slavery in the United States, among free blacks, through Reconstruction, and into rural and urban states. Spread through fictive kinship and religious consciousness, the tradition incorporated mutual aid, social class cooperation, male-female equality, and prosocial behavior in children. Contents: The Helping Tradition in Traditional Africa and in Slavery; The Helping Tradition Among Free Blacks; The Helping Tradition during Reconstruction; The Helping Tradition in Rural and Urban America; The Black Helping Tradition and Social Work.

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