Success Factors of Young African American Women at a Historically Black College

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A companion to the author's Success Factors of Young African American Males 1998, this study examines the historical, sociological, and psychological adversity that African American women have had to transcend. This volume contains case studies of young African American women. The young women share their experiences and insights and show how they have overcome considerable obstacles and persevered in obtaining a college education at an historically black college.The author compares, contrasts, and analyzes the comments of both groups, male and female, and their affect on each other.

The book includes first-person narrations of young women, growing up in an inner city environment. From the voices and perspectives of college students, readers will become aware of the obstacles still plaguing black youth. Their individual interviews include accounts of violence, murder, poverty, unwed motherhood, prostitution, drug abuse, one-parent homes, and lack of role models.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897897372
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/2003
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

MARILYN J. ROSS is Professor of Higher Education/English at Florida Memorial College, Miami.

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Table of Contents

1 Overview of French Migration to North America 1
2 French Ethnicity on the American Scene 13
3 Voyage to the West: From France to the United States 27
4 Integration into American Society: Socio-Demographic Factors of Acculturation 43
5 Life at Home and Beyond: Behavioral and Interactional Factors of Acculturation 57
6 Perceptual Dimensions of Ethnicity 83
7 The French Linguistic Heritage 107
Conclusion 139
App The Interview Guide 145
Bibliography 157
Index 163
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