Our Kind of People

Inside America's Black Upper Class
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (19.45 hours)
Product Number: Z11272
Released: Jul 31, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501900112
Narrator/s: Peter Francis James
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In this one-of-a-kind book, attorney and author Lawrence Otis Graham escorts you inside the insular world of the black upper class. Following six years of interviews, Graham weaves together the stories of more than 300 prominent families and individuals along with his own experiences. Their world of exclusive play groups, cotillions, and elite golf clubs comes colorfully to life with the gossipy, poignant prose. But he also exposes the unwritten requirements of membership-the "brown paper bag and ruler test," and of course, wealth and connections. A firsthand look into a very private community, Our Kind of People introduces the network of elite black families dating back to the first black millionaires of the 1880s.


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Our Kind of People
Product Number: BX00039102
Product Number:CF009
Product Number:Z11272

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Narrator(s): Peter Francis James
Product Number CF009
Released: Mar 27, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402538247
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Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061870811

Professional reviews

"Peter Francis James reads this lengthy audiobook with clarity and an even pace. James's many vocal characterizations also enliven the text. While the reading and production are never less than professional, they are more workmanlike than exciting. The book itself is interesting as it presents a part of America that is little known. Lawrence Otis Graham, who by lineage, is part of the black upper class, describes the upper-class social groups, upper-class black neighborhoods, black professional groups, and distinguished black colleges. The book presents the social lives of successful African American lawyers, doctors, and businessman, revealing the vibrancy of the black community in face of racism and legal obstacles. M.L.C. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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