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Aristocrats of Color: The Black Elite, 1880–1920

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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 ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by University of Arkansas Press (first published December 1st 1990)
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