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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, through slavery, Reconstruction, the Depression, the Civil Rights Movement, and up to the present.


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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, through slavery, Reconstruction, the Depression, the Civil Rights Movement, and up to the present.

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    Heavy on the facts and figures and surveys - overall not quite what I needed for my research, and most people would probably think it even drier than I did. Published in 1992, its concluding sections are very much out of date. For one, it was far too optimistic about USAns' ability to escape the tightening noose of neoliberal economics. For another, in discussing the question of whether the government should be "done" with trying to achieve racial justice, it completely overlooked the government' Heavy on the facts and figures and surveys - overall not quite what I needed for my research, and most people would probably think it even drier than I did. Published in 1992, its concluding sections are very much out of date. For one, it was far too optimistic about USAns' ability to escape the tightening noose of neoliberal economics. For another, in discussing the question of whether the government should be "done" with trying to achieve racial justice, it completely overlooked the government's role in establishing racial injustice in the first place. I mean, this morning I woke up to the news that Georgia is allowing two white men to get away with the cold-blooded murder of a black man. NO, WE ARE NOT FUCKING DONE.

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