An exhaustively researched history of black families in America from the days of slavery until just after the Civil War.
"An Exciting, Important And Humane Book.
...Once again Herbert Gutman has shown that he is one of the most original and creative minds in the historical profession."
-- David Herbert Donald
"Gutman's, Magnificent Study...promises to force still another rethinking of the meaning of the Afro-American slave experience."
-- George M. Fredrickson, New York Review of Books
"Important And Timely....It upsets many historical notions and many sociological theories."
-- C. Vann Woodward
"Gutman Has Successfully Challenged the traditional view that slavery virtually destroyed the Afro-American family."
-- John Hope Franklin
"The Importance of Professor Gutman's Book extends far beyond its immediate subject. In its implications it is a devastating critique of the recklessness with which 'social scientists' reach the conclusions on which policy recommendations are based."
-- Thomas Sowell, Fortune
The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925 by Herbert G. Gutman