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Prince of darkness : the untold story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street's first black millionaire

Author: Shane White
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A prominent historian brings to life the story of a man who defied every convention of his time by becoming Wall Street's first black millionaire in pre-Civil War New York, marrying a white woman, owning railroad stock on trains he was not legally allowed to ride and outsmarting his contemporaries, "--NoveList.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
White, Shane.
Prince of darkness.
(DLC) 2015011416
(OCoLC)913712160
Named Person: Jeremiah G Hamilton; Jeremiah G Hamilton
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shane White
ISBN: 9781466880719 1466880716
OCLC Number: 924741800
Description: 1 online resource (360 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: Invisible man --
Haiti, 1828 --
Moving to New York --
The great fire, 1835 --
Business --
Jim Crow New York --
Real estate --
Bankruptcy --
Starting over --
The trial --
Wall Street --
Living with Jim Crow --
Making money --
To the draft riots --
Epilogue: a lion in winter.
Responsibility: Shane White.
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In this groundbreaking and vivid account, eminent historian Shane White reveals the larger than life story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton who defied every convention of his time. An important contribution  Read more...

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