You are here

Download E-books Leading the Race: The Transformation of the Black Elite in the Nation's Capital, 1880-1920 PDF

By Jacqueline M. Moore

Historians of the African American adventure after Reconstruction have tended to indicate that the black elite served purely their very own pursuits, that their unique keep watch over of black associations precluded efforts to enhance the prestige of African american citizens more often than not. In major the Race, Jacqueline M. Moore reevaluates the function of this black elite by means of reading how their self-interest interacted with the desires of the black neighborhood in Washington, D.C., the guts of black society on the flip of the century.

Immediately following Reconstruction, black elites did situation themselves with growing social differences, yet, Moore argues, the stipulations of Jim Crow segregation fast compelled their transformation right into a racially awake workforce. learning this variation intimately, Moore specializes in Washington, D.C., whose best women and men will be equalled in brilliance merely through these of Harlem within the 1920s.

The small staff who made up a black social elite in Washington from 1880 to 1920 confronted many demanding situations to their financial and social prestige. the increase of segregation and disenfranchisement of African american citizens within the South ended in disillusionment with the Reconstruction promise of biracial cooperation and assimilation, and the top of domestic Rule within the District lower the few political ties among blacks and whites.

In the fight to take care of their prestige, the black elite created new techniques of racial development that tied them inseparably to the black group whereas developing their declare to steer it. This new elite grew to become extra open to women and men of remarkable skills and achievements, basing judgments on benefit instead of on relations historical past or epidermis colour. As those blacks misplaced religion in assimilation, they started to construct a superb neighborhood base from which to talk out opposed to racism.

Show description

Read or Download Leading the Race: The Transformation of the Black Elite in the Nation's Capital, 1880-1920 PDF

Similar African American Studies books

Sacred Rice: An Ethnography of Identity, Environment, and Development in Rural West Africa (Issues of Globalization:Case Studies in Contemporary Anthropology)

Sacred Rice explores the cultural intricacies in which Jola farmers in West Africa are responding to their environmental and fiscal stipulations given the centrality of a crop--rice--that is the lynchpin for his or her monetary, social, non secular, and political worlds. according to greater than ten years of writer Joanna Davidson's ethnographic and ancient examine on rural Guinea-Bissau, this publication seems to be on the courting between humans, vegetation, and id because it explores how a society involves outline itself during the construction, intake, and reverence of rice.

Black Religion and Aesthetics: Religious Thought and Life in Africa and the African Diaspora

An exam of the aesthetics of black faith as present in numerous elements of the realm together with the Americas, the Carribean, Africa and Europe.

In and Out of Our Right Minds: The Mental Health of African American Women

African American ladies have generally been portrayed as "pillars" in their communities―resilient moms, sisters, better halves, and grandmothers who stay steadfast within the face of all adversities. whereas those portrayals suggest that African American ladies have few mental difficulties, the clinical literature and demographic facts current a special photo.

In the Hands of Strangers: Readings on Foreign and Domestic Slave Trading and the Crisis of the Union

Within the palms of Strangers is a set of files by way of writers and witnesses from the prior, either black and white, that provide views at the alternate and circulate of slaves. Many files elucidate the long-standing discord among North and South over the difficulty of slavery. within the arms of Strangers is split into 3 components.

Extra resources for Leading the Race: The Transformation of the Black Elite in the Nation's Capital, 1880-1920

Show sample text content

Rated 4.68 of 5 – based on 33 votes