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The African-American Family in the Maternalistic Era

Donna L. Franklin and Angela D. James.

in Ensuring Inequality

June 1997; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity; Marriage and the Family. 6701 words.

This chapter charts the emergence of social welfare and the manner in which African Americans were incorporated into emerging urban economies. Specifically, the chapter chronicles how...

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The Arduous Transition to the Industrial North

Donna L. Franklin and Angela D. James.

in Ensuring Inequality

June 1997; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity; Marriage and the Family. 7712 words.

Chapter 4 chronicles the indelible impact of the Great Migration on African American history and black family life. Racially constrained structural incorporation into industrial capitalism...

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Black Marriage Patterns: Representations and Realities

Donna L. Franklin and Angela D. James.

in Ensuring Inequality

June 1997; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity; Marriage and the Family. 7832 words.

This chapter starts with an examination of the cultural importance of marriage as a prelude to an interrogation of the continued focus on the conceptual category of race to explain and make...

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The Calm before the Storm

Donna L. Franklin and Angela D. James.

in Ensuring Inequality

June 1997; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity; Marriage and the Family. 9352 words.

The 1950s represent the “golden age of family life” for white families. Economic opportunities provided opportunities to marry and establish families at young ages, and normative...

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Ensuring Inequality

Donna L. Franklin and Angela D. James.

June 1997; p ublished online September 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity; Marriage and the Family. 272 pages.

This book expands and updates the nuanced historical perspective used in the first edition to understand African American family patterns. The result is a narrative that challenges...

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Family Composition and the “Underclass” Debate

Donna L. Franklin and Angela D. James.

in Ensuring Inequality

June 1997; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity; Marriage and the Family. 10832 words.

Chapter 8 details the retreat from the civil right movement era of political and social advances for African Americans and highlights the demographic indicators of the intensification of...

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Sharecropping and the Rural Proletariat

Donna L. Franklin and Angela D. James.

in Ensuring Inequality

June 1997; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity; Marriage and the Family. 7051 words.

This chapter continues the exploration of the importance of family-related behavior to racial ideology. Additionally, the chapter continues the examination of structural opportunities with...

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Slavery: A Reexamination of its Impact

Donna L. Franklin and Angela D. James.

in Ensuring Inequality

June 1997; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity; Marriage and the Family. 7090 words.

This chapter assesses arguments about the impact of slavery on the development of a distinctive African American culture. Specifically, historical arguments about the impact of slavery on...

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The “Matriarchal” Black Family under Siege

Donna L. Franklin and Angela D. James.

in Ensuring Inequality

June 1997; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity; Marriage and the Family. 9734 words.

This chapter details the emergence of political and social scientific discourses focusing on family difference as a source of racial inequality. Specifically, the chapter looks at the...

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Where are We Now? Where Do We Go from Here?

Donna L. Franklin and Angela D. James.

in Ensuring Inequality

June 1997; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity; Marriage and the Family. 5851 words.

This chapter argues that public policy simply must account for the dynamic interplay between culture and structure as it seeks to promote socially desirable outcomes. The authors believe...

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