Aristocrats of Color: The Black Elite, 1880-1920
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. Rank within this black upper class rested on such issues as the status of one's forebears as either house servants or field hands, the darkness of one's skin, and the level of one's manners and education.
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. The resulting narrative is a full and illuminating account of a most influential segment of the African-American population. It explores fully the distinctive background, prestige, attitudes, behavior, power, and culture of this class. The Black Community Studies series from the University of Arkansas Press, edited by Professor Gatewood, continues to examine many of the same themes first explored in this important study.
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Background and Antecedents
People and Places
Washington Capital of the Colored Aristocracy
Aristocrats of Color in the South
The Upper Tens in the Northeast
The Genteel Performance
UpperClass Club Life
The Education of the Elite
Churches of the Aristocracy
Aristocrats of Color and Jim Crow
Changes and Continuities
Into the 1920s
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