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In 1897 the promising young sociologist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963) was given a temporary post as Assistant in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania in order to conduct a systematic investigation of social conditions in the seventh ward of Philadelphia. The product of those studies was the first great empirical book on the Negro in American society.

More than one hundred years after its original publication by the University of Pennsylvania Press, The Philadelphia Negro remains a classic work. It is the first, and perhaps still the finest, example of engaged sociological scholarship—the kind of work that, in contemplating social reality, helps to change it.

In his introduction, Elijah Anderson examines how the neighborhood studied by Du Bois has changed over the years and compares the status of blacks today with their status when the book was initially published.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. TABLE OF CONTENTS
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  1. Introduction to the 1996 Edition by Elijah Anderson
  2. pp. ix-xxxvi
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  1. Chapter I. The Scope of This Study
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Chapter II. The Problem
  2. pp. 5-9
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  1. Chapter III. The Negro in Philadelphia, 1638-1820
  2. pp. 10-24
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  1. Chapter IV. The Negro in Philadelphia, 1820-1896
  2. pp. 25-45
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  1. Chapter V. The Size, Age and Sex of the Negro Population
  2. pp. 46-65
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  1. Chapter VI. Conjugal Condition
  2. pp. 66-72
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  1. Chapter VII. Sources of the Negro Population
  2. pp. 73-82
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  1. Chapter VIII. Education and Illiteracy
  2. pp. 83-96
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  1. Chapter IX. The Occupation of Negroes
  2. pp. 97-146
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  1. Chapter X. The Health of Negroes
  2. pp. 147-163
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  1. Chapter XI. The Negro Family
  2. pp. 164-196
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  1. Chapter XII. The Organized Life of Negroes
  2. pp. 197-234
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  1. Chapter XIII. The Negro Criminal
  2. pp. 235-268
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  1. Chapter XIV. Pauperism and Alcoholism
  2. pp. 269-286
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  1. Chapter XV. The Environment of the Negro
  2. pp. 287-321
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  1. Chapter XVI. The Contact of the Races
  2. pp. 322-367
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  1. Chapter XVII. Negro Suffrage
  2. pp. 368-384
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  1. Chapter XVIII. A Final Word
  2. pp. 385-397
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  1. APPENDICES
  2. pp. 399-423
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  1. SPECIAL REPORT ON NEGRO DOMESTIC SERVICE IN THE SEVENTH WARD.
  2. pp. 424-509
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  1. INDEX.
  2. pp. 511-520
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780812201802
Related ISBN(s)
9780812215731
MARC Record
OCLC
44962679
Pages
568
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No

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