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Author Conrad, Cecilia A
Title African Americans in the U.S. Economy
Imprint Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005
©2005
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Descript 1 online resource (487 pages)
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Note Intro -- Preface -- Black Political Economy: An Introduction -- PART I Slavery and the Early Formation of Black Labor -- 1 The International Slave Trade -- 2 Africa, Europe, and the Origins of Uneven Development: The Role of Slavery -- 3 The Critical Role of African Americans in the Development of the Pre-Civil War U.S. Economy -- 4 The Black Sharecropping System and Its Decline -- 5 The Rise of the Black Industrial Working Class, 1915-1918 -- PART II Organized Labor and African Americans -- 6 An Uncertain Tradition: Blacks and Unions, 1865-1925 -- 7 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters -- 8 Civil Rights and Organized Labor: The Case of the United Steelworkers of America, 1948-1970 -- PART III Theories of Racial Discrimination, Inequality, and Economic Progress -- 9 Racial Economic Inequality and Discrimination: Conservative and Liberal Paradigms Revisited -- 10 Marxist Theory of Racism and Racial Inequality -- 11 The Crowding Hypothesis -- 12 "Keeping People in Their Place": The Economics of Racial Violence -- 13 The Black Political Economy Paradigm and the Dynamics of Racial Economic Inequality -- PART IV Current Economic Status of African Americans: Hard Evidence of Economic Discrimination and Inequality -- 14 Race and Gender Differences in the U.S. Labor Market: The Impact of Educational Attainment -- 15 Persistent Racial Discrimination in the Labor Market -- 16 Racial Inequality and African Americans' Disadvantage in the Credit and Capital Markets -- 17 Changes in the Labor Market Status of Black Women, 1960-2000 -- 18 Single-Mother Families in the Black Community: Economic Context and Policies -- 19 The Racial Wealth Gap -- PART V Globalization and Its Impact on the Economic Well-Being of African Americans and Latinos -- 20 Globalization, the Transformation of Capital, and the Erosion of Black and Latino Living Standards
21 Globalization and African Americans: A Focus on Public Employment -- 22 Immigration and African Americans -- 23 African American Intragroup Inequality and Corporate Globalization -- 24 Globalization, Racism, and the Expansion of the American Penal System -- PART VI Black Capitalism: Entrepreneurs and Consumers -- 25 History of Black Capitalism -- 26 Black-Owned Businesses: Trends and Prospects -- 27 Black-Owned Banks: Past and Present -- 28 "Bling-Bling" and Other Recent Trends in African American Consumerism -- 29 A Critical Examination of the Political Economy of the Hip-Hop Industry -- 30 Black Capitalism: Self-Help or Self-Delusion? -- PART VII Education, Employment, Training, and Social Welfare: Alternative Public Policy Approaches in the Struggle to Achieve Racial Equality -- 31 Black Power: The Struggle for Parental Choice in Education -- 32 School Choice: A Desperate Gamble -- 33 The Black Youth Employment Problem Revisited -- 34 Employment and Training Solutions for the Economically Disadvantaged -- 35 Racism in U.S. Welfare Policy: A Human Rights Issue -- PART VIII Understanding Black Reparations -- 36 Past Due: The African American Quest for Reparations -- 37 The Theory of Restitution -- 38 The Economics of Reparations -- PART IX African American Economic Development and Urban Revitalization Strategies -- 39 Inner-City Economic Development and Revitalization: A Community-Building Approach -- 40 Combating Gentrification through Equitable Development -- 41 The Black Church and Community Economic Development -- 42 Black Patronage of Black-Owned Businesses and Black Employment -- 43 African American Athletes and Urban Revitalization: African American Athletes as a Funding Source for Inner-City Investments -- About the Editors
The forty-three chapters in African Americans in the U.S. Economy focus on various aspects of the economic status of African Americans, past and present. Taken together, these essays present two related themes: first, when it comes to economics, race matters; second, racial economic discrimination and inequality persist despite the optimistic predictions of standard economic analysis that racial discrimination cannot thrive in a free-market economy
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Conrad, Cecilia A. African Americans in the U.S. Economy Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers,c2005 9780742543782
Subject African Americans - Economic conditions
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Alt Author Whitehead, John
Mason, Patrick L
Stewart, James
Stewart, James
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