Terry A. Scott
Explores the structures and functioning of various types of black families. Single-parent families, two-parent families, extended families, and consensual families are explored. Their consequences for male/female relationships are linked and critiqued. Offered: jointly with AFRAM 260.
The course will examine the relationship between African Americans and the development of urban communities from the early national period to the present. While the structures and functioning of various types of black families will be explored, the course will focus on the vast and varied complexities of urbanization as related to African Americans. We will begin with a discussion of the historiography of African American urban history to determine how scholars have thought and written about blacks in urban environments. We will then explore and consider how black migration, industrialization, community formation and civil rights activism reshaped the physical, residential and racial landscapes of urban centers across the nation.
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