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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
Creator
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" -- provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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
LC call number
  • E185.93.D6
  • E185.97.M93
LC item number
  • T39 2017
  • T39 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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
Label
The original Black elite : Daniel Murray and the story of a forgotten era, Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-464) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
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
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-464) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Other physical details
illustrations, map, plans, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)970397702

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