Other Brahmins, Boston Black Upper Class (c) (Google eBook)

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Contents

UpperClass Status in the Black Community A Problem in Research
1
Method of Inquiry
19
Early Black Leaders in Boston
25
PostCivil War Black Leaders in Boston
45
Bostons Black Elite
65
The Boston Brahmins in 1950
85
The Contemporary Social Structure of the Black Upper Class
113
Factors in the Lifestyle of Bostons Black Elite Women
133
Bostons Black Brahmins A Microscopic View
189
Conclusion
195
Afterword
203
Selected Interviews
221
Charts and Maps
229
Research Data
241
Notes
255
Bibliography
275

Opinions of Contemporary Black Elite Women in Boston
163
Race and the Black Upper Class in Boston
171

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Page 8 - ... work, or morals. They teach the masses to a very small extent, mingle with them but little, do not largely hire their labor. Instead then of social classes held together by strong ties of mutual interest we have in the case of the Negroes, classes who have much to keep them apart, and only community of blood and color prejudice to bind them together. If the Negroes were by themselves either a strong aristocratic system or a dictatorship would for the present prevail.
Page 7 - The prejudiced reader, I feel well assured, will smile at the designation " higher classes of colored society." The public or at least the great body, who have not been at the pains to make an examination have long been accustomed to regard the people of color as one consolidated mass, all huddled together, without any particular or general distinctions, social or otherwise.

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