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The Resource Our kind of people : inside America's Black upper class, Lawrence Otis Graham

Our kind of people : inside America's Black upper class, Lawrence Otis Graham

Label
Our kind of people : inside America's Black upper class
Title
Our kind of people
Title remainder
inside America's Black upper class
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Otis Graham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The book is about the insular world of the black upper class written by a member of this hard-to-penetrate group. A conservative network of families dating back to the first black millionaires of the 1880s, the black elite has developed its own rules for membership and for maintaining a place in a world that is unaware of its vast contributions
  • "The first book written about the insular world of the black upper class by a member of this hard-to-penetrate group. A conservative network of families dating back to the first black millionaires of the 1880s, the black elite has developed its own rules for membership and for maintaining a place in a world that is unaware of its vast contributions."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Graham, Lawrence
Dewey number
305.896/073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.G644 1999
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Upper class
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • United States
  • United States
  • Elite
  • Oberschicht
Label
Our kind of people : inside America's Black upper class, Lawrence Otis Graham
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The origins of the black upper class -- Jack and Jill: where elite black kids are separated from the rest -- The black child experience: the right cotillions, camps, and private schools -- Howard, Spelman, and Morehouse: three colleges that count -- The right fraternities and sororities -- The links and the girl friends: for black women who govern society -- The Boulé, the Guardsmen, and other groups for elite black men -- Vacation spots for the black elite
  • Black elite in Chicago -- Black elite in Washington, D.C. -- Black elite in New York City -- Black elite in Memphis -- Black elite in Detroit -- Black elite in Atlanta -- Other cities for the black elite: Nashville, New Orleans, Tuskegee, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia -- Passing for white: when the "brown paper bag test" isn't enough
Control code
39695674
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 418 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060183523
Lccn
98034046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)39695674
Label
Our kind of people : inside America's Black upper class, Lawrence Otis Graham
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The origins of the black upper class -- Jack and Jill: where elite black kids are separated from the rest -- The black child experience: the right cotillions, camps, and private schools -- Howard, Spelman, and Morehouse: three colleges that count -- The right fraternities and sororities -- The links and the girl friends: for black women who govern society -- The Boulé, the Guardsmen, and other groups for elite black men -- Vacation spots for the black elite
  • Black elite in Chicago -- Black elite in Washington, D.C. -- Black elite in New York City -- Black elite in Memphis -- Black elite in Detroit -- Black elite in Atlanta -- Other cities for the black elite: Nashville, New Orleans, Tuskegee, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia -- Passing for white: when the "brown paper bag test" isn't enough
Control code
39695674
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 418 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060183523
Lccn
98034046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)39695674

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