A Slave Family in the Ante Bellum South

  title={A Slave Family in the Ante Bellum South},
  author={Loren Schweninger},
  journal={The Journal of Negro History},
  pages={29 - 44}
Twentieth century scholars of Afro-American history have offered two basically different interpretations concerning the effect of slavery on the black family. In his famous 1932 study The Negro Family in the United States, Negro sociologist E. Franklin Frazier asserted that slavery destroyed the black family. Fundamental economic forces and material interests, he said, shattered even the toughest bonds of black familial sentiments and parental love. Supporting Frazier in the 1959 comparative… 

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