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The Business of Black Power : Community Development, Capitalism, and Corporate Responsibility in Postwar America.

Author: Laura Warren Hill; Julia Rabig
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer Ltd., 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays that analyzes the intersection of business history and African American history to demonstrate how Black Power advocates engaged business to advance their economic, political, and social goals.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Warren Hill, Laura.
Business of Black Power : Community Development, Capitalism, and Corporate Responsibility in Postwar America.
Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer Ltd., ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Warren Hill; Julia Rabig
ISBN: 9781580467759 158046775X
OCLC Number: 799768345
Description: 1 online resource (355 pages)
Contents: Frontcover; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Toward a History of the Business of Black Power; Part One: Black Capitalism in Pursuit of Black Freedom; 2 FIGHTing for the Soul of Black Capitalism: Struggles for Black EconomicDevelopment in Postrebellion Rochester; 3 A McDonald's That Reflects the Soul of a People: Hough Area Development Corporation andCommunity Development in Cleveland; Part Two: Selling Women, Culture, and Black Power; 4 Black (Buying) Power: The Story of Essence Magazine; 5 Creating a Multicultural Soul: Avon, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Race in the 1970s. Part Three: The Business of Black Power in City and Suburb6 From Landless to Landlords: Black Power, Black Capitalism, and the Co-optation of Detroit's Tenants' Rights Movement, 1964-69; 7 "Gilding the Ghetto" and Debates over Chicago's Gautreaux Program; Part Four: Community Development Corporations and the Business of Black Power Policymaking; 8 "What We Need Is Brick and Mortar": Race, Gender, and Early Leadership of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. 9 "A Fight and a Question": Community Development Corporations, Machine Politics, and Corporate Philanthropy in the Long Urban CrisisConclusion: Whose Black Power? The Business of Black Power and Black Power's Business; Epilogue: Whatever Happened to the Business of Black Power?; List of Contributors; Index; Backcover.

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A collection of essays that analyzes the intersection of business history and African American history to demonstrate how Black Power advocates engaged business to advance their economic, political, and social goals.

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