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Our Kind of People : Inside America's Black Upper Class

Our Kind of People : Inside America's Black Upper Class - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0060984380

Cover of Our Kind of People : Inside America
ISBN13: 978-0060984380
ISBN10: 0060984384
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Perennial Library
Published: 1999
International: No

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Our Kind of People : Inside America's Black Upper Class - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0060984380

Lawrence Otis Graham

ISBN13: 978-0060984380
ISBN10: 0060984384
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Perennial Library

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

Debutante cotillions. Million-dollar homes. Summers in Martha's Vineyard. Membership in the Links, Jack & Jill, Deltas, Boule, and AKAs. An obsession with the right schools, families, social clubs, and skin complexion. This is the world of the black upper class and the focus of the first book written about the black elite by a member of this hard-to-penetrate group.

Author and TV commentator Lawrence Otis Graham, one of the nation's most prominent spokesmen on race and class, spent six years interviewing the wealthiest black families in America. He includes historical photos of a people that made their first millions in the 1870s. Graham tells who's in and who's not in the group today with separate chapters on the elite in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Nashville, and New Orleans. A new Introduction explains the controversy that the book elicited from both the black and white communities.

Author Bio

Graham, Lawrence Otis :

Lawrence Otis Graham is a nationally-known attorney and commentator on race and politics in America. A contributing editor at U.S. News & World Report, he has written 13 books and appeared on the cover of New York Magazine after leaving his law firm and exposing bias at a Greenwich country club. Graham is a graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School. He lives in Westchester County, New York.

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