The Black Urban Community by Gayle T. Tate
From Dusk Till Dawn

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This book explores the many facets of black urban life from its genesis in the 18th century to the present time. With some historical background, the volume is primarily a contemporary critique, focusing on the major themes which have arisen and the challenges the confront African Americans as they create communities: political economy, religion and spirituality, health care, education, protest, and popular culture. The essays all examine the interplay between culture and politics, and the ways in which forms of cultural expression and political participation have changed over the past century to serve the needs of the black urban community. The collection closes with analysis of current struggles these communities face - joblessness, political discontent, frustrations with health care and urban schools - and the ways in which communities are responding to these challenges.

About Gayle T. Tate

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Gayle Tate is Associate Professor of Political Science in the African Studies Department at Rutgers University. The is the co-editor with Lewis Randolph of Dimensions of Black Conservatism (Palgrave 2002). Lewis Randolph is Professor of Political Science at Ohio University.
Published August 22, 2006 by Palgrave Macmillan. 496 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction