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Lucie G. Colvin
University of Maryland, Baltimore (Baltimore, MD 21201-1603)

A History of American Attitudes and Ideas Concerning the African and the Afro-American Family

To examine white American conceptions of, and attitudes toward the African and Afro-American family, both as a theme in the intellectual history of the U.S. and as a factor influencing the development of Afro-American family patterns. The hypothesis of the principle investigator is the slave owners' conceptions and misconceptions about family patterns evolved essentially as ideological support for the instituion of slavery.

Project fields:
African American History; African History

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Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1974 – 8/31/1974