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ERIC Number: ED086779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 238
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Survival: Black/White.
Halpern, Florence
This book was written to communicate to others how the author became involved in the lives of the southeastern black people and how her perception and understanding of them changed as the result of that involvement. The plan of this book is as follows: the first and, by far the longer, part is devoted to descriptions and examples of the way in which the southern rural black people were compelled to live from the period following Reconstruction until well past the middle of the twentieth century; and the way that some of them are still living. What is emphasized in this presentation is primarily the effect that such conditions, such pseudo-freedom, has had on the black man's emotional, social and intellectual life and on his adjustive patterns. These patterns and his general life style are contrasted in each instance with those of the middle-class white community. The second half of the book explores the impact that today's economic and political changes are having on the perceptions and life styles of the southern rural black man, and finally what the recent automation of the cotton growing industry has done to the southern black man's way of life and what his migration to the cities is doing to him and the total black community. (Author/JM)
Pergamon Press, Maxwell House, Fairview Park, Elmsford, N. Y. 10523 ($5.00)
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Identifiers - Location: Mississippi