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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

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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
Title variation
Our kind of people
Title variation remainder
inside Americas black upper class
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
Summary
In this one-of-a-kind book, attorney and author Lawrence Otis Graham escorts you inside the insular world of the black upper class. Following six years of interviews, Graham weaves together the stories of more than 300 prominent families and individuals along with his own experiences. Their world of exclusive play groups, cotillions, and elite golf clubs comes colorfully to life with the gossipy, poignant prose. But he also exposes the unwritten requirements of membership-the "brown paper bag and ruler test," and of course, wealth and connections
Storyline
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 1999
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157664
Cataloging source
DLC
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Graham, Lawrence
Dewey number
305.896/073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Upper class
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • United States
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Race relations
  • Social history
  • Upper class
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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inside America's black upper class
Label
Our kind of people : inside America's Black upper class, Lawrence Otis Graham
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm39695674
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 418 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780060984380
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
98034046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color
System control number
(OCoLC)39695674
Label
Our kind of people : inside America's Black upper class, Lawrence Otis Graham
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm39695674
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 418 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780060984380
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
98034046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color
System control number
(OCoLC)39695674

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