Buy New
$18.95
Qty:1
  • List Price: $19.95
  • Save: $1.00 (5%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $2.61
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study Paperback – December 1, 1995

ISBN-13: 978-0812215731 ISBN-10: 0812215737

Buy New
Price: $18.95
8 New from $18.95 19 Used from $9.69
Rent from Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
$4.84
Paperback
"Please retry"
$18.95
$18.95 $9.69
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Frequently Bought Together

The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study + Polio: An American Story + Prevention Is Primary: Strategies for Community Well Being
Price for all three: $97.36

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE
Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 520 pages
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (December 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812215737
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812215731
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #483,237 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

"A credit to American scholarship. . . . It is the sort of book of which we have too few, and of which it is impossible that one should have too many."—from the Yale Review, May 1900



"What made Du Bois's study remarkable in its day was its rejection of prevailing assumptions of inherent racial differences, thus bearing on issues much wider than those indicated by its title. It is also notable as a thoroughly modern piece of social research. The problems faced by Philadelphia's blacks, he argued, had nothing to do with their supposed racial proclivities, but derived from the way they had been treated in the past and their relegation in the present to the most menial and lowest-paying jobs."—Times Literary Supplement

About the Author

Elijah Anderson is Charles and William L. Day Professor of Social Science, and Professor of Sociology, at the University of Pennsylvania.

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
4
4 star
3
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 7 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By FAYE L ALLARD on March 11, 2003
Format: Paperback
Read this book! Not only was "The Philadelphia Negro" a groundbreaking piece of sociological research in its day (the late 19th century), the book also goes a long way to explain the historical roots of much of what we see today in Philadelphia and other cities in America. Organized simply and effectively into clear chapters, we learn how African Americans really lived in Philadelphia after emancipation; detailing family and household arrangements, employment, education, health and religion. Elijah Anderson's introduction is a fantastic bonus, helping to illuminate the book even more. Everyone living in Philadelphia should read this!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By TodTutor on September 10, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This of course is a seminal study, but was extremely enlightening since we don't realize that a number of African Americans were free and living in urban settings with their own insular communities and organizations. Although it is filled with graphs and staid sociological comments it is an important lens on life among negroes 1840-1880's.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By s.hux on March 6, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Informative,enlightening and powerful. A great Introduction by Elijah Anderson.
Full of substance. A great way to show the genius of W.E.B. DuBois.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Julia Lupton on September 9, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I used this book in a seminar on design theory and was intrigued by Du Bois' use of quantitative and qualitative methods to analyze Negro Philadelphia at the turn of the last century. I will definitely turn to this book again in my teaching and research about cities.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?