Climbing Jacob's Ladder by Andrew Billingsley
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Climbing Jacob's Ladder
By Andrew Billingsley

Climbing Jacob's Ladder

The Enduring Legacies of African-American Families

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Climbing Jacob's Ladder by Andrew Billingsley

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To help the reader understand the African-American family in its broad historical, social, and cultural context, the author traces the rich history of the black family from its roots in Africa, through slavery, Reconstruction, the Depression, the Civil Rights Movement, and up to the present.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780671677091
ISBN-10: 0671677098
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 146mm x 25mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: Pocket Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1994
Country of Publication: United States

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