Legacy Of Slavery

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American History


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March 19, 2015








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The thesis argues that many African American families were female headed or matriarchal and that this was because fathers and children were sold and separated, destroying that bond but keeping the link between mother and child. Because of this separation many African American families were single mother families...
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According to the thesis this forced women to put their domestic roles second behind providing for their family. Taking on this dominant role within the family instilled strength in the African American women and continued to break down the patriarchal tradition of family structure. At the end of the civil war when slaves were emancipated, any stability that had been built by African American families was torn down...
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