Study Guide For African Americans In The U.S. Economy / Edition 1

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This study guide is designed to help students read and understand the text, African Americans in the U.S. Economy. Each Study Guide chapter contains the following pedagogical features: 1. Key Terms and Institutions 2. Key Names 3. True/False Questions 4. Multiple-Choice Questions 5. Essay Questions

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742543799
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 7.09 (w) x 10.18 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Cecilia A. Conrad is the Stedman-Sumner Professor of Economics at Pomona College. She has authored and edited several monographs, including Building Skills for Black Workers: Preparing for the Future Labor Market. She is the current editor of the Review of Black Political Economy and is an associate editor of Feminist Economics. Conrad received the 2002 California Professor of the Year Award, an honor presented by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. John Whitehead is professor of economics and African American studies at the City College of San Francisco. He has written extensively on racial economic inequality and community economic development and is the coeditor, with Cobie Kwasi Harris, of Readings in Black Political Economy. He is the founder and the chairperson of the Committee on the Impact of Globalization on U.S. Minorities. Patrick Mason is associate professor of economics and director of the African American Studies Program at Florida State University. He has authored or edited over forty journal articles, book chapters, and professional studies, including The International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. He is currently chair of the Committee of the Status of Minorities in the Economics Profession and is a past president of the National Economics Association. James Stewart is professor of labor studies and industrial relations, African and African American studies, and management and organization at Penn State University. He has authored and edited numerous books, including Black Families: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, and has served as editor of the Review of Black Political Economy and president of the National Economics Association. Stewart recently completed two terms as president of the National Council for Black Studies (1998-2002).

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Part I: Slavery and the Early Formation of Black Labor Chapter 2 The International Slave Trade Chapter 3 Africa, Europe, and the Origins of Uneven Development: The Role of Slavery Chapter 4 The Critical Role of African Americans in the Development of the Pre–Civil War U.S. Economy Chapter 5 The Black Sharecropping System and Its Decline Chapter 6 The Rise of the Black Industrial Working Class, 1915–1918 Part 7 Part II: Organized Labor and African Americans Chapter 8 An Uncertain Tradition: Blacks and Unions, 1865–1925 Chapter 9 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters Chapter 10 Civil Rights and Organized Labor: The Case of the United Steelworkers of America, 1948–1970 Part 11 Part III: Theories of Racial Discrimination, Inequality, and Economic Progress Chapter 12 Racial Economic Inequality and Discrimination: Conservative and Liberal Paradigms Revisited Chapter 13 Marxist Theory of Racism and Racial Inequality Chapter 14 The Crowding Hypothesis Chapter 15 "Keeping People in Their Place": The Economics of Racial Violence Chapter 16 The Black Political Economy Paradigm and the Dynamics of Racial Economic Inequality Part 17 Part IV: Current Economic Status of African Americans: Hard Evidence of Racial Economic Discrimination and Inequality Chapter 18 Race and Gender Differences in the U.S. Labor Market: The Impact of Educational Attainment Chapter 19 Persistent Racial Discrimination in the Labor Market Chapter 20 Racial Inequality and African Americans' Disadvantage in the Credit and Capital Markets Chapter 21 Changes in the Labor Market Status of Black Women, 1960–2000 Chapter 22 Single Mother Families in the Black Community: Economic Context and Policies Chapter 23 The Racial Wealth Gap Part 24 Part V: Globalization and Its Impact on the Economic Well-Being of African Americans and Latinos Chapter 25 Globalization, the Transformation of Capital, and the Erosion of Black and Latino Living Standards Chapter 26 Globalization and African Americans: A Focus on Public Employment Chapter 27 Immigration and African Americans Chapter 28 African American Intragroup Inequality and Corporate Globalization Chapter 29 Globalization, Racism, and the Expansion of the American Penal System Part 30 Part VI: Black Capitalism: Entrepreneurs and Consumers Chapter 31 History of Black Capitalism Chapter 32 Black-Owned Businesses: Trends and Prospects Chapter 33 Black-Owned Banks: Past and Present Chapter 34 "Bling-Bling" and Other Recent Trends in African American Consumerism Chapter 35 A Critical Examination of the Political Economy of the Hip-Hop Industry Chapter 36 Black Capitalism: Self-Help or Self-Delusion? Part 37 Part VII: Education, Employment, Training, and Social Welfare: Alternative Public Policy Approaches in the Struggle to Achieve Racial Equality Chapter 38 Black Power: The Struggle for Parental Choice in Education Chapter 39 School Choice: A Desperate Gamble Chapter 40 The Black Youth Employment Problem Revisited Chapter 41 Employment and Training Solutions for the Economically Disadvantaged Chapter 42 Racism in the U.S. Welfare Policy: A Human Rights Issue Chapter 43 Past Due: The African American Quest fort Reparations Part 43 Part VIII: Understanding Black Reparations Chapter 44 The Theory of Restitution Chapter 45 The Economics of Reparations Part 46 Part IX: African American Economic Development and Urban Revitalization Strategies Chapter 47 Inner-City Economic Development and Revitalization: A Community-Building Approach Chapter 48 Combating Gentrification through Equitable Development Chapter 49 The Black Church and Community Economic Development Chapter 50 Black Patronage of Black-Owned Businesses and Black Employment Chapter 51 African American Athletes and Urban Revitalization: African American Athletes as a Funding Source for Inner-City Investments

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