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Black Society

A book by Gerri Major

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Great historical detail of early African Americans

  • Aug 22, 1999
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This book was filled with black history from the days since slavery into the first half of the twentieth century. Ms. Majors was immersed in African American upper class society and knew her subject well. I would recommend this book before Lawrence o. Graham's "Our Kind of People". There were some outdated attitudes in relation to that groups fixation on skin color but otherwise an insightful discourse.

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Dera R Jones Williams ()
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Dera is a writer, editor, genealogist, writing mentor, researcher, and family historian, and she is active in local literary and national literary circles. She is the keeper of family stories, archivist … more
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Answering questions about black society from the 1700s to the mid 1970s, this chronicle was written from the point of view of a woman who spent 50 years documenting the activities of the often alluded to but largely unknown class of black Americans. It describes the significant roles and contributions of the black upper class within the historical context of the past 200 years of American history.

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ISBN-10: 0874850754
ISBN-13: 978-0874850758
Author: Gerri Major
Publisher: Johnson Publishing Company, Inc.

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