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The world of Stephanie St. Clair : an entrepreneur, race woman and outlaw in early twentieth century Harlem

Author: Shirley Stewart
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, [2014]
Series: Black studies & critical thinking, v. 59.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Born in Guadeloupe in 1897, Stephanie St. Clair entered the United States thirteen years later. By 1923 at the age of twenty-six she would create and manage a highly lucrative policy bank in Harlem - earning a quarter of a million dollars a year. To this day, she remains the only black female gangster to run an operation of that size. Infamous gangster Dutch Schultz invited himself to share in the Harlem profits.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Stephanie St Clair; Stephanie St Clair
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley Stewart
ISBN: 9781433123870 1433123878 143312386X 9781433123863
OCLC Number: 865543779
Description: 188 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Black studies & critical thinking, v. 59.
Responsibility: Shirley Stewart.

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Born in Guadeloupe in 1897, Stephanie St Clair entered the United States thirteen years later. By 1923 at the age of twenty-six she would create and manage a highly lucrative policy bank in Harlem -  Read more...

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