Aristocrats of Color: the Black Elite 1880-1920 (p) (Google eBook)

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University of Arkansas Press
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Gatewood, Willard B. Aristocrats of Color: The Black Elite, 1880-1920. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990. In the forty years following Reconstruction, African Americans in the United States ... Read full review

Contents

Origins
1
Prologue
3
Background and Antecedents
7
People and Places
31
Prologue
33
Washington Capital of the Colored Aristocracy
38
Aristocrats of Color in the South
69
The Upper Tens in the Northeast
97
The Genteel Performance
187
UpperClass Club Life
216
The Education of the Elite
255
Churches of the Aristocracy
281
Aristocrats of Color and Jim Crow
310
Changes and Continuities
335
Prologue
337
Into the 1920s
344

Elites in the Midwest and West
117
Color Culture and Behavior
143
Prologue
145
The Color Factor
153
Notes
363
Bibliography
427
Index
453
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Page 10 - I cherished the hope that suffering had humbled them and prepared them to perform a glorious part in the reformation of our country, but the more I mingle with them the fainter are my hopes. They have as much caste among themselves as we have and despise the poor as much I fear as their pale brethren."74 Nevertheless, class distinctions persisted.

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