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dc.contributor.advisorPeskin, Lawrence A.
dc.contributor.authorCobb, Michael Perry
dc.contributor.departmentHistory and Geographyen_US
dc.contributor.programMaster of Artsen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-27T14:53:04Z
dc.date.available2018-04-27T14:53:04Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a biographical sketch of the life of William LePre Houston, his wife Mary and son Charles, and their life in turn of the twentieth century black Washington, D.C. It also addresses the formation of Washington, D.C.'s African American elite during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries up into the 1930's. It interrogates Jacqueline Moore's argument about the Washington elite by considering how William and his family were able to gain access into the tight knit circles of the "Aristocrats of Color" in Washington. It is based on extensive secondary source research on Washington's Free African American Population, the history of Washington, D.C., the African American elite of Washington, D.C., and the African American elite across the country during the turn of the century. This thesis is based largely on a hitherto untapped record group at the Library of Congress that has been used to determine whether William Houston was a member of the group described by Moore by examining his social circle. The argument is based on the Houston Family Papers at the Library of Congress, as well as journals, letters, event programs, newspaper articles, flyers, newsletter, and an interview with Charles Hamilton Houston, Jr. who is the grandson of William LePre Houston.
dc.genretheses
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/M27P8TG6V
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/9877
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.isAvailableAtMorgan State University
dc.rightsThis item is made available by Morgan State University for personal, educational, and research purposes in accordance with Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Law. Other uses may require permission from the copyright owner.
dc.subjectAfrican Americansen_US
dc.subjectAfrican American studiesen_US
dc.subjectHoward Universityen_US
dc.subjectLawyersen_US
dc.subjectHistoryen_US
dc.titleWilliam Lepre Houston And The Aristocrats Of Color
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