The Black Urban Community

From Dusk Till Dawn

  • Authors
  • Gayle T. Tate
  • Lewis A. Randolph

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Gayle T. Tate, Lewis A. Randolph
      Pages 1-16
  3. Origins, Protest and Black Community

  4. Urban Political Economy and Black Communities

  5. Religion, Spirituality, and Faith

  6. Politics and Policies of Health Care, Disease, and Drugs

  7. Urban Education: A Historical Lens

  8. Political Protest and Electoral Politics

  9. Popular Culture, Political Expression and the Spoken Word

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 475-486

About this book


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.


community history modern history North America social science sociology United States of America urban studies

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4039-7068-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-73572-3
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