Aristocrats of Color

Aristocrats of Color

The Black Elite, 1880-1920

Book - 1990
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In the years fo llowing reconstruction, up until 1920, there developed in the United States a small yet self-aware and active "black aristocracy." Gatewood (history, U. of Arkansas) has written a detailed account of the most influential segment of the Afro-American community, illuminating distinctions in background, prestige, attitudes, behavior, power, and culture. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1990
ISBN: 9780253325525
Characteristics: xii, 450 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm


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