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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:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the life and accomplishments of a forgotten 20th-century philanthropist.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ascoli, Peter Max, 1942-
Julius Rosenwald.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005030411
(OCoLC)62133737
Named Person: Julius Rosenwald; Julius Rosenwald
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Max Ascoli
ISBN: 9780253112040 0253112044
OCLC Number: 86031315
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed June 30, 2010).
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 453 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
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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