New England White
By Stephen L. Carter
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780375712913, 617pp.)
Publication Date: May 27, 2008
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- What does the portrayal of the Carlyle family reveal about the complexities of the African-American community? In what ways does their life represent the historical divide between the entrenched upper class and immigrants and other strivers in American society? What do the beliefs and attitudes Julia grew up with reflect about the specific history and traditions of wealthy, successful blacks? Do they differ from the attitudes of upper-class whites? If so, why do you think this is the case?