An analysis of the intergenerational patterns in two African-American families

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Inez Tuck (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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J. Allen Watson

Abstract: This study has three purposes: (a) to examine the culture found in two rural average African-American families as they were reconstructed for genealogical charts to determine generational patterns, (b) to study the interaction between economic/political institutions and the two families, and (c) finally, to analyze families in order to ascertain the degree of retention of African cultural remnants. One family resided in rural North Carolina, an area with considerable contact with the dominant American culture. The other family lived in the Sea Islands, an area relatively isolated from the dominant culture. A biography of each family was written within the context of an ethnographic/historical community study. Genealogical charts were reconstructed representing six generations of each family and served as the source for respondents. Twenty-four respondents, ages 16-93, were interviewed and data collected about generational patterns.

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Language: English
Date: 1980
African American families
African Americans $x Social life and customs
African Americans $x Race identity
Intergenerational relations

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