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The senator and the socialite

the true story of America"s first Black dynasty

by Lawrence Graham

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Published by HarperCollins in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898,
    • Bruce, Josephine,
    • Bruce, Roscoe Conkling, 1879-1950,
    • Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898 -- Family,
    • Bruce family,
    • United States. Congress. Senate -- Biography,
    • Legislators -- United States -- Biography,
    • African American legislators -- Biography,
    • Legislator"s spouses -- United States -- Biography

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementLawrence Otis Graham.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE664.B865 G73 2006
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3430242M
      ISBN 100060184124, 0061120790
      LC Control Number2005055146

      The Senator and the Socialite Lawrence Otis Graham. The True Story of America's First Black Dynasty. HarperCollins July pages ISBN: Hardcover $ Add to Wish List. Non-Fiction Biography. This is the true story of America's first black dynasty. book as both a good read and an inspirational story. Reviewed by Amie Taylor on Janu The Senator and the Socialite: The True Story of America's First Black Dynasty.

      The Senator and the Socialite The True Story of America's First Black Dynasty (Book): Graham, Lawrence: Blanche Kelso Bruce was born a slave in , yet, remarkably, amassed a real-estate fortune and became the first black man to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate. He married Josephine Willson--the daughter of a wealthy black Philadelphia doctor--and together they broke down racial. Blanche Kelso Bruce was born a slave in , yet, remarkably, amassed a real-estate fortune and became the first black man to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate. He married Josephine Willson—the daughter of a wealthy black Philadelphia doctor—and together they broke down racial barriers in s Washington, D.C., numbering President Ulysses S. Grant among their influential friends.

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The Senator and the Socialite: is the story of Reconstruction Senator from Mississippi Blanche Bruce. Although an excellect book about Reconstruction and how an ambitious former slave could posper and become a Plantation owner himself and game the corrupt political system to become a U.S.

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The Senator and the Socialite: is the story of Reconstruction Senator from Mississippi Blanche Bruce. Although an excellect book about Reconstruction and how an ambitious former slave could posper and become a Plantation owner himself and game the corrupt political system to become a U.S.

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FREE Due to Brand: HarperCollins Publishers. In "The Senator and The Socialite", Graham actually found a black family that epitomizes the black upperclass he talked about in his first book. Although this is a history book about the first black senator --a man named Blanch Bruce from Missisippi, the book reads like a novel.5/5(5).

Unlike some other Graham books that occasionally veer into tabloid waters, The Senator and the Socialite provides thorough and solid historical detail, political analysis and cultural discussion. Without diluting the prose, downplaying the negatives or weakening the story, Graham presents a vital, previously underreported tale of glory.

From Mississippi to Washington, D.C., to New York, The Senator and the Socialite provides a fascinating look into the history of race and class in America.

The Senator's legacy would continue with his son, Roscoe, who became both a protégé of Booker T. Washington and a superintendent of Washington, D.C.'s segregated schools. When the family moved to New York in the s and formed an alliance with John D. Rockefeller Jr., the Bruces became an enviable force in Harlem society.

The Senator and the Socialite The True Story of America's First Black Dynasty. by Lawrence Otis Graham. On Sale: 07/03/ The Senator and the Socialite: The True Story of America's First Black Dynasty Lawrence Otis Graham, Author, HarperCollins $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.

Chapter One. A Senator Is Sworn In and a Dynasty Begins. On the Friday morning of march 5,the first black man elected to a full term as senator of the United States, Blanche Kelso Bruce of Mississippi, sat in seat number two of the Senate Chamber, awaiting his swearing in.

Behind him, in the mammoth room, stretched the crescent-shaped arrangement of wide wooden seats/5(2). A former slave, Blanche Kelso Bruce, becomes a U.S.

Senator (), a man of wealth and prestige; a couple of generations later, all is gone. Graham, who has published previously on race and class (Our Kind of People: Inside America's Black Upper Class,etc.), ends with a sad image.

Author Chronicles Black Senator's Socialite Past September 4, • Lawrence Otis Graham writes about the unique history of one U.S.

senator in his book, The Senator and the : Lawrence Otis Graham. Discussion Questions Use our LitLovers Book Club Resources; they can help with discussions for any book: • How to Discuss a Book (helpful discussion tips) • Generic Discussion Questions—Fiction and Nonfiction • Read-Think-Talk (a guided reading chart) Also consider these LitLovers talking points to help get a discussion started for The Senator and the Socialite.

Together they broke racial barriers as a socialite couple in s Washington, befriending President Ulysses S. Grant, abolitionist Frederick Douglass, and a cadre of liberal black and white Republicans, Bruce spent six years in the U.S.

Senate, then gained appointments under four presidents (Garfield, Arthur, Harrison, and McKinley 5/5(1). The Senator's legacy would continue with his son, Roscoe, who became both a protÉgÉ of Booker T.

Washington and a superintendent of Washington, D.C.'s segregated schools. When the family moved to New York in the s and formed an alliance with John D. Rockefeller Jr., the Bruces became an enviable force in Harlem : Lawrence Otis Graham.

‎This is the true story of America's first black dynasty. The years after the Civil War represented an astonishing moment of opportunity for African-Americans. The rush to build a racially democratic society from the ruins of slavery is never more evident than in 5/5(3).

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ISBN Summary Blanche Kelso Bruce was born a slave inyet, remarkably, amassed a real-estate fortune and became the first black man to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate. The Senator and the Socialite: is the story of Reconstruction Senator from Mississippi Blanche Bruce.

Although an excellect book about Reconstruction and how an ambitious former slave could posper and become a Plantation owner himself and game the corrupt political system to become a U.S. Senator, the real story here is about black society, skin color and how one family managed to thrive in it/5(54).

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Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Senator and the Socialite: The True Story of America's First Black Dynasty/5(2).Graham's books centralize on African-American social class.

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mater: Princeton University (B.A., ). Author Chronicles Black Senator's Socialite Past Lawrence Otis Graham writes about the unique history of one U.S. senator in his book, The Senator and the 's book .