Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing

Leary, Joy DeGruy

Book - 2005
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
"Emancipation was followed by one hundred more years of institutionalized subjugation through the enactment of Black Codes and Jim Crow laws, peonage and convict leasing, and domestic terrorism and lynching. Today the violations continue, and when combined with the crimes of the past, result in yet unmeasured injury. What do repeated traumas visited upon generation after generation of a people produce? What are the impacts of the ordeals associated with chattel slavery, and with the institutions that followed, on African Americans today?"--P. [4] of cover.

Publisher: Portland, OR : Joy DeGruy Publications, c2005
ISBN: 0985217200
Branch Call Number: 305.896073 L4387p 2005
Characteristics: ix, 229 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm


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Dr. DeGruy elucidates on her theory that maladaptive practices born out of slavery persist into modern times. A healing look at ways to decolonize the mind. Local author.

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May 10, 2013

This book is awesome and really speaks to the commonalities African-Americans face on a daily basis. The struggles were not recognized as being abnormal for Blacks, but common for Blacks. A great teaching/training resource and I appreciate Mrs. DeGruy's diligence in producing such a fine achievement.


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