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“to put forth almost superhuman efforts to regain their children”: Freedwomen, Parental Rights, and the Freedmen's Bureau

Mary Farmer-Kaiser

in Freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau: Race, Gender, and Public Policy in the Age of Emancipation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232116
eISBN:
9780823234943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232116.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Emancipation and the legal recognition of the African-American family that it conferred had granted, at least in theory, black parents the right to claim and control their own ... More


Family

Jennifer Hull Dorsey

in Hirelings: African American Workers and Free Labor in Early Maryland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447785
eISBN:
9780801460678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447785.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how gradual manumission divided African American families between slavery and freedom, strategies for maintaining familial integrity across that divide, and free African ... More


Family Crises or Home Remedies: Defining the Problems among African Americans and Whites in the South, 1890s–1930s

Ted Ownby

in Hurtin' Words: Debating Family Problems in the Twentieth-Century South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469647005
eISBN:
9781469647029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647005.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter compares discussions of family problems among African Americans and whites in the American South in the early 1900s. Both African American and white southerners discussed an ongoing ... More


Weathering Different Storms

Damian Alan Pargas

in The Quarters and the Fields: Slave Families in the Non-Cotton South

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035147
eISBN:
9780813038773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035147.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the conclusion to this study of the impact of local agriculture on the slave families living in various localities of the non-cotton South. It states that typical slave families ... More


Slavery: A Reexamination of its Impact

Donna L. Franklin and Angela D. James

in Ensuring Inequality: The Structural Transformation of the African-American Family, Revised Edition

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199374878
eISBN:
9780190254186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199374878.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Marriage and the Family

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 ... More


Family Films

Jonathan Haynes

in Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387819
eISBN:
9780226388007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388007.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

The “family film” is the most common Nigerian film genre, its prominence related to the importance of women as consumers of Nollywood films. The family film’s melodramatic mode infiltrates other ... More


Raising Orphans: The Child Care Dilemma of Families in Crisis

Jessie B. Ramey

in Child Care in Black and White: Working Parents and the History of Orphanages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036903
eISBN:
9780252094422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036903.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter analyzes how poor families' own demands helped shape the institutional landscape of child welfare in turn-of-the century Pittsburgh, as they made choices based on religious preferences ... More


“No Regular Marriage”: African American Veterans and Marriage Practices after Emancipation

Andrew L. Slap

in This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions about the Civil War-Era North

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823245680
eISBN:
9780823252664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245680.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

For generations have insisted that after emancipation African American slaves quickly adopted legal and formal marriages. This essay analyses pension records to argue that the continuation of ... More


Hurtin' Words: Debating Family Problems in the Twentieth-Century South

Ted Ownby

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469647005
eISBN:
9781469647029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647005.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When Tammy Wynette sang "D-I-V-O-R-C-E," she famously said she "spelled out the hurtin' words" to spare her child the pain of family breakup. In this innovative work, Ted Ownby considers how a wide ... More


Too Black and Too Strong: First Lady Michelle Obama

Ula Y. Taylor

in The Obama Phenomenon: Toward a Multiracial Democracy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036453
eISBN:
9780252093487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036453.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter attempts to engage the racist assumptions held by many Americans about a black woman's ability to be First Lady and about the appropriateness of an African American First Family. ... More


The Battle for Open Housing

Tracy E. K’Meyer

in Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125398
eISBN:
9780813135274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125398.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the open housing struggles by civil rights advocates. It notes that in 1950 the National Committee against Discrimination in Housing, a coalition of civil rights, religious, ... More


Fatherhood and Crime in James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk

Julie C. Suk

in American Guy: Masculinity in American Law and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199331376
eISBN:
9780199394258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331376.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

In James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk, a young black man is accused of rape, and his pregnant fiancée and their families struggle to establish his innocence. This chapter situates the novel’s ... More


The Cosby Show, Family Themes, and the Ascent of White Situation Comedies Abroad in the Late 1980s

Timothy Havens

in Black Television Travels: African American Media around the Globe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737200
eISBN:
9780814759448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737200.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the worldwide phenomenon of The Cosby Show, particularly, how the growing internationalization of US syndication markets increased the variety of programs and genres traveling ... More


Le petit prince de Belleville, Maman a un amant: Immigrants and Tourists

in Postcolonial Eyes: Intercontinental Travel in Francophone African Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310492
eISBN:
9781846315589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315589.007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines Calixthe Beyala's Le petit prince de Belleville and Maman a un amant, which portrays a Malian immigrant family residing in the Parisian quartier of Belleville. It uses White's ... More


Sharecropping and the Rural Proletariat

Donna L. Franklin and Angela D. James

in Ensuring Inequality: The Structural Transformation of the African-American Family, Revised Edition

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199374878
eISBN:
9780190254186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199374878.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Marriage and the Family

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 regard to ... More


Ensuring Inequality: The Structural Transformation of the African-American Family, Revised Edition

Donna L. Franklin and Angela D. James

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199374878
eISBN:
9780190254186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199374878.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Marriage and the Family

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 conventional ... More


The Hard-to-Place Child: Family Pathology, Race, and Poverty

Catherine E. Rymph

in Raising Government Children: A History of Foster Care and the American Welfare State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635644
eISBN:
9781469635651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635644.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the notion of the “hard-to-place child” and the post-war emergence of the idea that foster children were inherently damaged. This idea derived from the rise of “attachment ... More


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