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Climbing Jacob's Ladder

The Enduring Legacy Of African-American Families

By Andrew Billingsley

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Format: Book
Author: Billingsley, Andrew
Title: Climbing Jacob's ladder : the enduring legacy of African-American families / by Andrew Billingsley ; foreword by Paula Giddings.
Publisher Date: New York : Touchstone, c1992.
Subject: African American families
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Call Number: 306.85 Bil
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Bib Id: 288867

Format: Book
Author: Billingsley, Andrew
Title: Climbing Jacob's ladder : the enduring legacy of African-American families / by Andrew Billingsley ; foreword by Paula Giddings.
Publisher, Date: New York : Touchstone, c1992.
Description: 444 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: African American families
Notes: "A Touchstone book."
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 415-424) and index.
Contents: In intimate association: Tradition and transitions in African-American family structure -- Family, community, and society -- The African heritage of African-American families -- The way of the new world: The triumph over slavery -- After Appomattox: The struggle for stability -- The impact of technology: The rise and decline of the black working class -- The struggle for life -- The belief in education -- The influence of the military -- The functions of marriage in African-American families -- Black and white together: Trends in interracial marriage -- The Caribbean connection -- From working class to middle class -- Room at the top: The rising black business class -- Stumbling blocks and stepping stones: Traditional African-American family values -- And still we rise: Single-parent families in helping communities -- The black church: Spiritual values and community reform -- Climbing Jacob's ladder: Self-help redefined.
LCCN: 92027967
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Call Number: 306.85 Bil