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The Resource Black women, black love : America's war on African American marriage, Dianne M. Stewart

Black women, black love : America's war on African American marriage, Dianne M. Stewart

Label
Black women, black love : America's war on African American marriage
Title
Black women, black love
Title remainder
America's war on African American marriage
Statement of responsibility
Dianne M. Stewart
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"According to the 2010 US Census, more than seventy percent of Black women in America are unmarried today. Sweeping in scope and expansively researched, Black Women, Black Love reveals how four hundred years of the laws, policies, and customs have created that crisis for Black women in America today. Stewart begins her investigative analysis in the earliest years of the slave state, showing that American slavery could only flourish if its stakeholders strategically disrupted and even extinguished Black love. A new wave of violence split up couples once again as millions embarked on the Great Migration to northern cities. There, they found that the welfare system of the twentieth century continued to suppress Black marriage, mandating that women remain single in order to receive government support. Yet no institution has perfected America's project of forbidding Black love with as much methodical precision as the contemporary prison industrial complex. Mass incarceration removed Black men en masse from the pool of marriageable partners, forcing Black women to forge whatever intimacy they could through prison bars, on collect phone calls, and during visiting hours. Revealing these continued assaults on the most precious and powerful of liberties, Black Women, Black Love is a cri de coeur that draws a straight line from generations of oppression to today's crisis of Black companionship. It is at once a compelling accounting of the lasting damage done to black wealth and selfhood, and a stirring call for the cultural and policy changes necessary to unshackle Black love at last"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stewart, Dianne M
Dewey number
  • 973/.0496073
  • 305.48896073
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.S757 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African American women
  • African American families
Label
Black women, black love : America's war on African American marriage, Dianne M. Stewart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1139768202
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 326 pages
Isbn
9781580058186
Lccn
2019052810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1139768202
Label
Black women, black love : America's war on African American marriage, Dianne M. Stewart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1139768202
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 326 pages
Isbn
9781580058186
Lccn
2019052810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1139768202

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