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

Donna L. Franklin and Angela D. James


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 understanding of the continuing plight of African American families. The book traces the evolution of the black family from slavery to the present, showing the cumulative effects of centuries of historical change. Beginning with a richly researched account of the impact of slavery on black families, the text points out that slavery not only caused extreme instability and suffering for families, but also ... More

Keywords: African American family, African American studies, marriage and family, race and ethnicity, single-parent families

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780199374878
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199374878.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donna L. Franklin, author
independent scholar

Angela D. James, author
Associate Professor of African American Studies, Loyola Marymount University