Frazier, Edward Franklin, 1894-1962.

Black bourgeoisie / by E. Franklin Frazier. - 1st Free Press Paperbacks ed. - New York : Free Press Paperbacks, 1997. - vii, 264 p. ; 22 cm.

Originally published: Glencoe, Ill. : Free Press, [1957].

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Negro Slavery and the Plantation -- The Impact of Western Civilization -- A Nation Within a Nation? -- Purpose of the Present Study -- Part I--The World of Reality -- I. THE ROOTS OF THE BLACK BOURGEOISIE -- Efforts of the Free Negroes to Acquire Wealth -- The Freedmen's Savings Bank -- Independent Ventures in the Field of Banking -- II. THE ECONOMIC BASIS OF MIDDLE-CLASS STATUS -- Increasing Occupational Differentiation of the Negro Population -- Occupational Status and Incomes -- Negro Business -- III. EDUCATION OF THE BLACK BOURGEOISIE -- Northern Missionaries follow the Union Armies -- Capitalism and Philanthropy -- Piety, Thrift, and Respectability -- From the Making of Men to the Making of Money-Makers -- IV. POWER AND POLITICAL ORIENTATION -- Brotherhood and Power -- "Service" and the Intelligentsia -- Serving Two Masters -- V. BREAK WITH THE TRADITIONAL BACKGROUND -- Passing of the Gentleman and the Peasant -- The Renaissance that Failed -- Mobility and Money -- VI. INFERIORITY COMPLEX AND QUEST FOR STATUS -- A Chattel in an Alien Land -- Half-a-Man in a White Man's Country -- The Struggle for Status and Recognition -- Part II--The World of Make-Believe -- VII. NEGRO BUSINESS: A SOCIAL MYTH -- Origin of the Myth -- The Myth Becomes Institutionalized -- Propagation of the Myth -- The Myth and the Changing Status of the Negro -- VIII. THE NEGRO PRESS AND WISH-FULFILLMENT -- The Romance of Urban Life -- Achievements of the "Race" -- Recognition of the "Race" -- IX. "SOCIETY" : STATUS WITHOUT SUBSTANCE -- Evolution of "Society" -- The Gaudy Carnival -- Playing Seriously -- From Church to Chance -- X. BEHIND THE MASKS -- The Mark of Oppression -- Insecurities and Frustrations -- Self-Hatred and Guilt Feelings -- Escape into Delusions.

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Middle class African Americans--Social conditions.
African Americans--Social conditions--To 1964.

United States--Social conditions--1945-
United States--Race relations.

E185.86 / .F72813 1997