This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
The Flats - This is a poor, black community where the author conducted her study.
Jackson Harbor - This is the city where the study was conducted.
Chicago - This is the closest big city to the location of the study.
AFDC - This is the type of welfare that poor families received.
Racism - This is the primary issue between black people and white people.
Kin - These are people who are related through blood or marriage.
Swapping - This is how people trade items back and forth.
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