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The Black Family: AAAS 3296

Resources on the role of the Black Family in America. Temple University Resources for the course The Black Family

African American family portrait

Reference and Other Books

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Starting topics for Black family research via databases & on Google Scholar

Sample articles available via JSTOR & other databases

  • The Search for Applicable Theories of Black Family Life. Journal of Marriage and Family.

              Vol. 40, No. 1, Feb., 1978

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  • African American family and parenting strategies in impoverished neighborhoods.  Qualitative sociology. 

            Vol. 20, No. 2, Feb., 1997  275 - 288

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  • The Origins of African American Family Structure. American Sociological Review.

       Vol. 59, No. 1, Feb., 1994

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Research available via Google Scholar on Black/ African
American families 


Books on the Black Family

Click on titles to see full bibliographic record, including call #, in Library Search.