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Published: 08 October 2015

272 Pages | 16 b/w illus.


ISBN: 9780199374878

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Ensuring Inequality

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

Donna L. Franklin and Angela D. James

  • This revised edition deepens the on-going policy and historical debates regarding African American families by bringing critical race theory to bear on the previous theoretical work and empirical findings
  • The book critically examines federal policies from the Reconstruction era to the present, and suggests that such policies have played a determining role in the circumstances of black family life
  • Franklin and James suggest that slavery has established a lasting pattern of poverty which made the economic advantages of marriage unattainable for many

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