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Aristocrats of color : the Black elite, 1880-1920

Author: Willard B Gatewood, Jr.
Publisher: Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2000.
Series: Black community studies.
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Every American city had a small, self-aware, and active black elite, who felt it was their duty to set the standard for the less fortunate members of their race and to lead their communities by example. Professor Gatewood's study examines this class of African Americans by looking at the genealogies and occupations of specific families and individuals throughout the United States and their roles in their various  Read more...
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Gatewood, Willard B., Jr. (Willard Badgett), 1931-
Aristocrats of color.
Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2000
(DLC) 00020351
(OCoLC)43286786
Named Person: Josephine Bruce; Blanche Kelso Bruce; Blanche Kelso Bruce; Josephine Bruce
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Willard B Gatewood, Jr.
ISBN: 9781610750257 161075025X
OCLC Number: 1003856507
Notes: Originally published: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1990.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 467 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations.
Contents: Background and antecedents --
Washington: capital of the colored aristocracy --
Aristocrats of color in the south --
The "upper tens" in the northeast --
Elites in the midwest and west --
The color factor --
The genteel performance --
Upper-class club life --
The education of the elite --
Churches of the aristocracy --
Aristocrats of color and Jim Crow --
Into the 1920s.
Series Title: Black community studies.
Responsibility: Willard B. Gatewood.

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Every American city had a small, self-aware, and active black elite, who felt it was their duty to set the standard for the less fortunate members of their race and to lead their communities by example. Professor Gatewood's study examines this class of African Americans by looking at the genealogies and occupations of specific families and individuals throughout the United States and their roles in their various communities. --from publisher description.

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"A compelling story of proud and talented people. Gatewood's narrative is sensitive and objective, and it is always good reading." --David Edwin Harrell, Jr., University of Alabama

 
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