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Families, Fathers, and the Black Community, 1950–2010

Jürgen Martschukat

in American Fatherhood: A History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479892273
eISBN:
9781479804740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479892273.003.0012
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 11 looks at an African American family in 1970s Watts after the civil rights movement and the Watts riots. Its main character is the slaughterhouse worker Stan from Charles Burnett’s ... More


The Black Experience in the British Empire, 1680–1810

Philip D. Morgan

in Black Experience and the Empire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199290673
eISBN:
9780191700569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290673.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Exploring the black world in the British empire means traversing continents, archipelagos, and an incredible kaleidoscope of experiences. Although the majority — those slaves who lived on Caribbean ... More


Political in the Sense That We Never Took Any Shit: Family and the Roots of Black Feminist Radicalism, 1916–1942

Sherie M. Randolph

in Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623917
eISBN:
9781469625119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623917.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter is set in Kansas City, Missouri and Los Angeles, California and demonstrates how Flo Kennedy’s parents contributed to the formation of her black feminist radicalism. Her parents not only ... More


The Experience of Empire: The Black Family, Britons, and the Emergence of Society

James Livesey

in Civil Society and Empire: Ireland and Scotland in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300139020
eISBN:
9780300155907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139020.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter looks at the experience of empire, via presenting a history and the writings of the family of John Black during the eighteenth century. The Blacks were a family of Aberdeen extraction, ... More


Making a Way Out of No Way: Black Women Factory Workers

MICHAEL KEITH HONEY

in Black Workers Remember: An Oral History of Segregation, Unionism, and the Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217744
eISBN:
9780520928060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217744.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter talks about a society that devalued the work of African Americans, and in which the survival of black families depended to a great extent on the labor of black women. Not only did black ... More


In Danger of Becoming Morally Depraved: Single Black Women, Working-Class Black Families, and New York State's Wayward Minor Laws, 1917–1928

Cheryl D. Hicks

in Talk with You Like a Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834244
eISBN:
9781469603759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882320_hicks.10
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents a case that points to an important but unexplored issue in the history of early-twentieth-century urban reform campaigns: black families' anxieties about single women's moral ... More


Black Girlhood in the Early Black Press

Nazera Sadiq Wright

in Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040573
eISBN:
9780252099014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040573.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines how black girls were represented in the earliest extant examples of the black press by focusing on Freedom's Journal, published from 1827 to 1829, and the Colored American ... More


Prime Time, Good Times

Aniko Bodroghkozy

in Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036682
eISBN:
9780252093784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036682.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter explores how the CBS family sitcom Good Times turned into an important site of contestation and struggle over questions of “blackness,” the black family, “authenticity,” and ... More


Is This What You Mean by Color TV?: Julia

Aniko Bodroghkozy

in Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036682
eISBN:
9780252093784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036682.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines how entertainment television addressed color-blind equality through an analysis of NBC's Julia, considered the most significant entertainment show of the civil rights years. ... More


At home in the world? Orphans learn and remember in African American novels

Maria Holmgren Troy, Elizabeth Kella, and Helena Wahlström

in Making home: Orphanhood, kinship and cultural memory in contemporary American novels

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089596
eISBN:
9781781707289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089596.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter offers analyses of African American orphans in Octavia Butler’s Fledgling (2005), Jewelle Gomez’s The Gilda Stories (1991), and Toni Morrison’s A Mercy (2008). These writers employ ... More


Not a Problem People: Rejecting Family Crisis in the 1970s and 1980s

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/9781469647005.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter studies several movements in the late 1970s and 1980s that rejected the idea that southern families were facing unique crises. Alex Haley’s popular Roots, several African American ... More


Black Families and Resistance in Kansas, 1880–1905: “There is nothing like reputation”

Brent M. S. Campney

in Hostile Heartland: Racism, Repression, and Resistance in the Midwest

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042492
eISBN:
9780252051333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042492.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Pioneering a new methodology, this chapter shows that whites targeted particular black families for disproportionate racist violence, justifying it through a complicit press that circulated ... More


Can Anything Beat White?: A Black Family's Letters

Elisabeth Petry (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033209
eISBN:
9781617030680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033209.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Ann Petry (1908–1997) achieved prominence during a period in which few black women were published with regularity in America. Her novels Country Place (1947) and The Narrows (1988), along with ... More


In Defense of Black Womanhood: Race, Gender, Class, and the Politics of Interracial Solidarity, 1945–1951

Dayo F. Gore

in Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732366
eISBN:
9780814733028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732366.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter analyzes the writings of black women radicals such as Thelma Dale Perkins, Beulah Richardson, Alice Childress, and Claudia Jones, who engaged public conversation over dominant ... More


Family, Church, Community: Pillars of the Black Underground Railroad Movement

Cheryl Janifer LaRoche

in Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad: The Geography of Resistance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038044
eISBN:
9780252095894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038044.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the roles played by family, church, and community in the Black Underground Railroad movement. By mapping Black settlements, it clarifies and exposes the relationship between ... More


Sex, Violence, and the Quest for Civil Rights

Gregory D. Smithers

in Slave Breeding: Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042381
eISBN:
9780813043012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042381.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Analysis of how memories of slavery, sexual abuse, and racial violence converged to both inspire and inform the activism of the civil rights movement.


In and Out of the Ineffable

Christen A. Smith

in Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence, and Performance in Brazil

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039935
eISBN:
9780252098093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039935.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the gendered impact of state violence on the black family. If Afro-paradise is the nation's disavowal of blackness—its celebration of black culture coupled with the imperative ... More


Life in the North: Before the War

James G. Mendez

in A Great Sacrifice: Northern Black Soldiers, Their Families, and the Experience of Civil War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282500
eISBN:
9780823285907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282500.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

When war broke out on April 12, 1861, about two hundred thousand African Americans scratched out a life for themselves in a northern society that was hostile to their very existence. Though a few ... More


Vera Mae Green: Quaker Roots and Applied Anthropology

Antoinette Jackson

in The Second Generation of African American Pioneers in Anthropology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042027
eISBN:
9780252050763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042027.003.0014
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents an overview of Vera Green’s intellectual contributions to anthropology. It explores the influences in Green’s life that shaped her approach to applied anthropology, particularly ... More


Black History and Slave Breeding in the Early Twentieth Century

Gregory D. Smithers

in Slave Breeding: Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042381
eISBN:
9780813043012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042381.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

An historical discussion of how African American scholars responded to the historical writing of white professional historians and how they crafted their own narratives of slavery.


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