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Building the black metropolis. African American entrepreneurship in Chicago.

Author: Robert Weems; Jason Chambers
Publisher: Baltimore : University of Illinois Press 2017.
Series: New Black studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Jean Baptiste Point DuSable to Oprah Winfrey, black entrepreneurship has helped define Chicago. Robert E. Weems Jr. and Jason P. Chambers curate a collection of essays that place the city as the center of the black business world in the United States. Ranging from titans like Anthony Overton and Jesse Binga to McDonald's operators to black organized crime, the scholars shed light on the long overlooked history  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Weems; Jason Chambers
ISBN: 9780252041426 0252041429
OCLC Number: 1016781642
Description: 296 pages.
Series Title: New Black studies series.
Responsibility: Robert Weems; Jason Chambers.

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From Jean Baptiste Point DuSable to Oprah Winfrey, black entrepreneurship has helped define Chicago. Robert E. Weems Jr. and Jason P. Chambers curate a collection of essays that place the city as the center of the black business world in the United States. Ranging from titans like Anthony Overton and Jesse Binga to McDonald's operators to black organized crime, the scholars shed light on the long overlooked history of African American work and entrepreneurship since the Great Migration. Together they examine how factors like the influx of southern migrants and the city's unique segregation patterns made Chicago a prolific incubator of productive business development "and made building a black metropolis as much a necessity as an opportunity.

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