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Author Gatewood, Willard B., Jr. (Willard Badgett), 1931-

Title Aristocrats of color : the Black elite, 1880-1920 / Willard B. Gatewood
Published Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 467 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series Black Community Studies
Black community studies.
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
Summary 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
Notes Originally published: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1990
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-452) and index
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Subject Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898.
Bruce, Josephine, 1853-1923.
Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898.
Bruce, Josephine, 1853-1923.
African Americans -- History -- 19th century
African Americans -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Social life and customs.
Upper class -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Upper class -- United States -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Social life and customs.
African Americans.
Elite
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- General.
Upper class.
Schwarze.
USA.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 00020351
ISBN 161075025X
9781610750257