Morals and Manners Among Negro Americans

Morals and Manners Among Negro Americans

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This conference volume represents an early attempt by W.E.B. Du Bois and Augustus Dill to empirically gauge evaluators' perceptions of the state of morals and manners within the African American community at the beginning of the twentieth century. Qualitative and quantitative data are provided by the original editors and are further analyzed by the current editor.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 294.83g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0739116703
  • 9780739116708

About W. E. B. Du Bois

Robert A. Wortham is professor in the Department of Sociology at North Carolina Central University.show more

Review quote

The recent spate of monographs on, and reprints of Du Bois's sociological discourse leaves little room to doubt his pioneering contributions to the development of a distinctly "American" sociology. Robert Wortham's reprint of Morals and Manners demonstrates that the innovative empirical sociology of religion Du Bois inaugurated in his 1903 classic, The Negro Church, was endeavored again a decade later. Even the most discerning scholars of Du Bois's sociology will marvel at Wortham's meticulous introduction, which cogently situates Du Bois's "scientific sociology" within the emerging world of sociology at the turn of the twentieth century. In short, Wortham's work here is nothing less than brilliant, as it promises to bring Du Bois's sociological discourse to an even wider audience. This volume symbolizes not simply a much-needed reprint but, even more, a long-awaited revival! -- Reiland Rabaka, author of Dialectics and Against Epistemic Apartheid W. E. B. Du Bois and his colleagues broke so much new ground with their Atlanta University Studies that scholars are still harvesting. We have Robert Wortham to thank for reminding us of Du Bois's many contributions to sociology and the study of cultureand religion... -- Edward J. Blum, San Diego State University W. E. B. Du Bois and his colleagues broke so much new ground with their Atlanta University Studies that scholars are still harvesting. We have Robert Wortham to thank for reminding us of Du Bois's many contributions to sociology and the study of culture and religion. -- Edward J. Blum, San Diego State Universityshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Morals and Manners: An Introduction by Robert A. Wortham Chapter 2 PROGRAM OF THE EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE Chapter 3 PREFACE Chapter 4 RESOLUTIONS Chapter 5 BIBLIOGRAPHY Chapter 6 1. SCOPE OF THE INQUIRY Chapter 7 2. THE GENERAL PROBLEM Chapter 8 3. THE AMERICAN ENVIRONMENT Chapter 9 4. GOOD MANNERS Chapter 10 5. SOUND MORALS Chapter 11 6. CLEANLINESS Chapter 12 7. PERSONAL HONESTY Chapter 13 8. HOME LIFE Chapter 14 9. REARING OF CHILDREN Chapter 15 10. AMUSEMENTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE Chapter 16 11. CARING FOR OLD PEOPLE Chapter 17 12. THE CHURCH Chapter 18 13. PRESENT CONDITIONS COMPARED WITH PAST Chapter 19 14. CONCLUSIONshow more