The Negro family in the United States

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University of Notre Dame Press, 1939 - Family & Relationships - 686 pages
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The 1939 edition of Howard University Professor E. Franklin Frazier's book, The Negro Family in the United States, was hailed as "a highly important contribution to the intimate history of the people of the United States". It was the first comprehensive study of the family life of African Americans, beginning with colonial-era slavery, extending through the years of slavery and emancipation, to the impact of Jim Crow and migrations to both southern and northern cities in the twentieth century. Frazier discussed all the themes that have concerned subsequent students of the African American family, including matriarchy and patriarchy, the impact of slavery on family solidarity and personal identity, the impact of long-term poverty and lack of access to education, migration and rootlessness, and the relationship between family and community. Frazier insisted that the characteristics of the family were shaped not by race, but by social conditions.

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I'm sure it has its merits, but a sociological study published in 1939 is extremely hard to read if it's not your passion. Read full review

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Excellent analytical and intimate, especially for me In the House of the Master-Hagar and Her Children. Read full review


The Negro Family in the United States
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Authors Preface xix

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