The Free Negro Family, A Study of Family Origins Before the Civil War.


Study of the origin, growth and distribution of Free African Americans and the character of free Black communities by pioneering Black sociologist, E. Franklin Frazier (1894–1962). Frazier’s book The Negro Family in Chicago, published that same year, a “...pathbreaking book, which has been compared to W. E. B. Du Bois’s classic study The Philadelphia Negro (1899), was followed by his book The Negro Family in the United States (1939). This [latter] book, which won the Anisfield Award in 1939 for the most significant work in the field of race relations, expanded on Frazier’s earlier findings in Chicago.” (ANB)


Description: The Free Negro Family, A Study of Family Origins Before the Civil War.

Nashville, Tennessee: Fisk University Press, 1932. First Edition. [10], 75pp. 8vo. Blue cloth; gilt titling. Tables; maps. Old dampstains boards and rear endsheets; contents clean, binding tight and otherwise very good.

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Price: $35.00

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