Homesteaders making their way along the uncharted frontier of western America modeled social opportunities after upper-class balls and cotillions from the East, and arranged church gatherings.
Originating in Havana among the slaves early in the 19th century, it was considered a "low" form of dance until the 1930s, when it began to appear in upper-class ballrooms.
The rising incidence of anorexia is thought to reflect the present idealization of thinness as a badge of upper-class status as well as of female beauty.
Real Housewives is a docu-series that follows the lives of upper-class housewives in a variety of major cities throughout the country.
Middle- and upper-class African Americans are rarely connected to ghetto names.