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Julius Rosenwald : the man who built Sears, Roebuck and advanced the cause of Black education in the American South

Author: Peter Max Ascoli
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2006.
Series: Philanthropic and nonprofit studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this biography of a major, but little-known American businessman and philanthropist, Peter M. Ascoli brings to life a portrait of Julius Rosenwald, the man and his work. The son of first-generation German Jewish immigrants, Julius Rosenwald apprenticed for his uncles, who were among the major clothing manufacturers in New York City. It would be as a men's clothing salesman that JR would make his fateful
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Julius Rosenwald; Julius Rosenwald; Julius Rosenwald
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Max Ascoli
ISBN: 0253347416 9780253347411
OCLC Number: 62133737
Description: xiv, 453 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Youth and first business ventures, 1862-1895 --
Early Sears years, 1895-1908 --
Blacks, politics, and philanthropy, 1908-1912 --
Black schools, political attacks, and the profit sharing plan, 1912-1916 --
World War I, 1916-1918 --
The rescue of Sears and the consolidation of philanthropic endeavors, 1919-1924 --
New philanthropic ventures, 1924-1928 --
The Julius Rosenwald Fund, Hoover, and the Depression, 1928-1930 --
Final year and postmortem, 1931-1949 --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Philanthropic and nonprofit studies.
Responsibility: Peter M. Ascoli.
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