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The Helping Tradition in the Black Family and Community
Joanne M. Martin and Elmer P. Martin
ISBN: 978-0-87101-129-9. 1985. Item #4979. 110 pages.
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Readers will learn the evolution of the helping tradition from traditional Africa to slavery in the United States, among free blacks, through Reconstruction, and into rural and urban states. Spread through fictive kinship and religious consciousness, the tradition incorporated mutual aid, social-class cooperation, male/female equality, and pro-social behavior in children.


Highlights include:


  • Helping Tradition in Traditional Africa & in Slavery Among Free Blacks

  • During Reconstruction in Rural & Urban America

  • Black Helping Tradition & Social Work



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