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Climbing Jacob's ladder : the enduring legacy of African-American families

Author: Andrew Billingsley
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To help the reader understand the African-American family in its broad historical, social, and cultural context, the author traces the rich history of the black family from its roots in Africa,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Billingsley
ISBN: 067167708X 9780671677084 0671677098 9780671677091
OCLC Number: 60061560
Description: [1 volume]
Contents: Foreword / Paula Giddings --
pt. I. The Whole Is Greater Than Its Parts. Ch. 1. In Intimate Association: Tradition and Transitions in African-American Family Structure. Ch. 2. Family, Community, and Society --
pt. II. History Is Prologue. Ch. 3. The African Heritage of African-American Families. Ch. 4. The Way of the New World: The Triumph Over Slavery. Ch. 5. After Appomattox: The Struggle for Stability. Ch. 6. The Impact of Technology: The Rise and Decline of the Black Working Class --
pt. III. Society Has the Upper Hand. Ch. 7. The Struggle for Life. Ch. 8. The Belief in Education. Ch. 9. The Influence of the Military --
pt. IV. Family Structure Is Adaptive. Ch. 10. The Functions of Marriage in African-American Families. Ch. 11. Black and White Together: Trends in Interracial Marriage. Ch. 12. The Caribbean Connection --
pt. V. The African-American Community Is Generative. Ch. 13. From Working Class to Middle Class. Ch. 14. Room at the Top: The Rising Black Business Class. Ch. 15. Stumbling Blocks and Stepping Stones: Traditional African-American Family Values. Ch. 16. And Still We Rise: Single-Parent Families in Helping Communities --
pt. VI. The Future Is Already Here. Ch. 17. The Black Church: Spiritual Values and Community Reform. Ch. 18. Climbing Jacob's Ladder: Self-Help Redefined.
Responsibility: by Andrew Billingsley ; foreword by Paula Giddings.

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