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A Question of Access or Mobilization? Understanding Inefficacious Job Referral Networks among the Black Poor

Sandra Susan Smith

in Social Capital: An International Research Program

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199234387
eISBN:
9780191740619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234387.003.0076
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter studies the inefficiency of job referral networks that exist among the black poor. It first tries to determine if there are any deficiencies in access, and then considers the willingness ... More


The Founding Fathers

in Black Poor and White Philanthropists: London's Blacks and the Foundation of the Sierra Leone Settlement 1786–1791

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853233770
eISBN:
9781846317293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317293.002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

A small but notable number of black people lived in Britain during the latter part of the eighteenth century, most of them concentrated in London. Some of these blacks, known as the Black Poor, would ... More


The Sierra Leone Proposal

in Black Poor and White Philanthropists: London's Blacks and the Foundation of the Sierra Leone Settlement 1786–1791

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853233770
eISBN:
9781846317293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317293.003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In January 1786, a ‘Committee of Gentlemen’ met in London to discuss how to provide relief to the city's poor lascars. That meeting culminated in the creation of the Committee for the Relief of the ... More


Emigration or Deportation?

in Black Poor and White Philanthropists: London's Blacks and the Foundation of the Sierra Leone Settlement 1786–1791

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853233770
eISBN:
9781846317293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317293.004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

London's Black Poor were initially eager to join the Sierra Leone expedition, but many had had second thoughts by November 1786. Those who were chosen were so slow to embark because of the rumour ... More


Forgeries of History: The Poor White Study

Tiffany Willoughby-Herard

in Waste of a White Skin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520280861
eISBN:
9780520959972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280861.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

“Forgeries of History: The Poor White Study” dispenses with the key frames put forward within the Poor White Study in order to situate the failure of domestic policy in South Africa to shore up white ... More


Respectability as Public Philosophy

Fredrick C. Harris

in The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199739677
eISBN:
9780190252489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199739677.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the ideological discord in black politics in America, with emphasis on the so-called politics of respectability. It begins by explaining how black middle-class ideology has ... More


Fighting for the High Ground

Robert R. Korstad

in To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833797
eISBN:
9781469603674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895740_korstad.9
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the North Carolina Fund's considerable success in organizing the black poor in Durham and the Choanoke region. However, the fact remained that a majority of the poor—in North ... More


Introduction

in Black Poor and White Philanthropists: London's Blacks and the Foundation of the Sierra Leone Settlement 1786–1791

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853233770
eISBN:
9781846317293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317293.001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Sierra Leone expedition of 1786–1787, which saw a group of black people from London build a settlement in West Africa, is considered one of the most controversial episodes in the history of ... More


The Province of Freedom

in Black Poor and White Philanthropists: London's Blacks and the Foundation of the Sierra Leone Settlement 1786–1791

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853233770
eISBN:
9781846317293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317293.005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

On May 10, 1787, the Sierra Leone expedition reached ‘Frenchman's Bay’, Sierra Leone. Captain Thomas Boulden Thompson, commander of one of the ships, H. M. S. Nautilus, signed a treaty with the ... More


Black Poor and White Philanthropists: London's Blacks and the Foundation of the Sierra Leone Settlement 1786–1791

Stephen J. Braidwood

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853233770
eISBN:
9781846317293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317293
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book examines the events surrounding the establishment of a settlement in West Africa in 1787 that was later to become Freetown, the present-day capital of Sierra Leone. It outlines the range of ... More


Conclusion

in Black Poor and White Philanthropists: London's Blacks and the Foundation of the Sierra Leone Settlement 1786–1791

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853233770
eISBN:
9781846317293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317293.007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Most of the blacks who joined the Sierra Leone expedition of 1786–1787 were those who had served on the British side in its war with America and who had been discharged in England after the war. The ... More


Conclusion: Legacies

Deirdre Coleman

in Henry Smeathman, the Flycatcher: Natural History, Slavery, and Empire in the Late Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940537
eISBN:
9781789629132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940537.003.0010
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Smeathman dies in London from a ‘putrid fever’ in July 1786. The Committee for the Black Poor sully his posthumous reputation, possibly because of his support for a mixed-race constitution in Sierra ... More


Asian Americans in the Age of Neoliberalism: Human Capital and Bad Choices in a.k.a. Don Bonus (1995) and Better Luck Tomorrow (2002)

Helen Heran Jun

in Race for Citizenship: Black Orientalism and Asian Uplift from Pre-Emancipation to Neoliberal America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742976
eISBN:
9780814743324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742976.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter engages discourses of Asian American racial difference in the post-civil rights period, by examining its relationship to the rise of neoliberalism as a hegemonic ideology since the ... More


How Shall We Remember New Orleans?: Comparing News Coverage of Post-Katrina New Orleans and the 2008 Midwest Floods

Linda Robertson

in The Neoliberal Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism, and the Remaking of New Orleans

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673247
eISBN:
9781452946962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673247.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines how the popular imagery of the black urban poor as lazy, lawless, and ungovernable was readily rehearsed in mass media to frame the social crisis and chaos that enveloped New ... More


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