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The Resource The original Black elite : Daniel Murray and the story of a forgotten era, Elizabeth Dowling Taylor

The original Black elite : Daniel Murray and the story of a forgotten era, Elizabeth Dowling Taylor

Label
The original Black elite : Daniel Murray and the story of a forgotten era
Title
The original Black elite
Title remainder
Daniel Murray and the story of a forgotten era
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the wake of the Civil War, Daniel Murray, born free and educated in Baltimore, was in the vanguard of Washington, D.C.'s black upper class. Appointed Assistant Librarian at the Library of Congress--at a time when government appointments were the most prestigious positions available for blacks--Murray became wealthy through his business as a construction contractor and married a college-educated socialite. The Murrays' social circles included some of the first African-American U.S. Senators and Congressmen, and their children went to the best colleges--Harvard and Cornell. Though Murray and other black elite of his time were primed to assimilate into the cultural fabric as Americans first and people of color second, their prospects were crushed by Jim Crow segregation and the capitulation to white supremacist groups by the government, which turned a blind eye to their unlawful--often murderous--acts. Elizabeth Dowling Taylor traces the rise, fall, and disillusionment of upper-class African Americans, revealing that they were a representation not of hypothetical achievement but what could be realized by African Americans through education and equal opportunities. As she makes clear, these well-educated and wealthy elite were living proof that African Americans did not lack ability to fully participate in the social contract as white supremacists claimed, making their subsequent fall when Reconstruction was prematurely abandoned all the more tragic. Illuminating and powerful, her magnificent work brings to life a dark chapter of American history that too many Americans have yet to recognize." --
Summary
In this outstanding cultural biography, the author of the New York Times bestseller A Slave in the White House chronicles a critical yet overlooked chapter in American history: the inspiring rise and calculated fall of the black elite, from Emancipation through Reconstruction to the Jim Crow Era—embodied in the experiences of an influential figure of the time, academic, entrepreneur, and political activist and black history pioneer Daniel Murray
Writing style
Assigning source
From Amazon
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554415
Cataloging source
CGP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Elizabeth Dowling
Dewey number
  • 973/.04960730092
  • B
Illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murray, Daniel Alexander Payne
  • National Afro-American Council
  • African American librarians
  • African American intellectuals
  • African American intellectuals
  • Upper class African Americans
  • Upper class African Americans
  • African American leadership
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • African Americans
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Daniel Murray and the story of a forgotten era
Label
The original Black elite : Daniel Murray and the story of a forgotten era, Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and 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
Prologue -- Up and coming -- The good wife -- The Black elite -- The good life -- The good citizen -- Activist couple -- Backsliding -- Confronting lost ground -- National Afro-American Council -- Black history pioneer -- Courting controversy -- Struggling -- Father and sons -- Disillusioned -- Life's work -- Ironic fruits -- New negro/Old cit -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn970397702
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
498 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062346094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, plans, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)970397702
Label
The original Black elite : Daniel Murray and the story of a forgotten era, Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and 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
Prologue -- Up and coming -- The good wife -- The Black elite -- The good life -- The good citizen -- Activist couple -- Backsliding -- Confronting lost ground -- National Afro-American Council -- Black history pioneer -- Courting controversy -- Struggling -- Father and sons -- Disillusioned -- Life's work -- Ironic fruits -- New negro/Old cit -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn970397702
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
498 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062346094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, plans, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)970397702

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