Building the black metropolis : African American entrepreneurship in Chicago (eBook, 2017) []
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Weems; Jason P Chambers
ISBN: 9780252050022 0252050029 9780252041426 0252041429
OCLC Number: 1091985767
Notes: Notes bibliogr. Index.
Description: 1 online resource (x-266 p.)
Contents: Comprend : Cover ; Title ; Copyright ; Contents ; Acknowledgments ; Introduction ; 1. Early black Chicago entrepreneurial and business activities from the frontier era to the great migration : The nexus of circumstance and initiative ; 2. Robert Sengstacke Abbott, 1868-1940 ; 3. The rise and fall of Jesse Binga, a black Chicago financial wizard ; 4. Contested terrain : P.W. Chavers, Anthony Overton, and the founding of the Douglass national bank ; 5. King of selling : The rise and fall of S.B. Fuller ; 6. A Master strategist : John H. Johnson and the development of Chicago as a center for black business enterprise ; 7. Jim crow organized crime : Black Chicago's underground economy in the Twentieth Century ; 8. The Politics of the drive-thru window : Chicago's black McDonald's operators and the demands of community ; 9. Positive realism : Tom Burrell and the development of chicago as a center for black-owned advertising agencies ; 10. Oprah Winfrey : The tycoon ; 11. Racial desegregation and Black Chicago business : The case studies of the supreme liberty life insurance company and the Chicago metropolitan assurance company ; contributors ; Index.
Series Title: The new black studies series
Responsibility: edited by Robert E. Weems Jr. and Jason P. Chambers.
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"A major contribution on the Black Metropolis as a black business movement, a black public sphere, and visions of freedom in the city."--Quincy T. Mills, author of Cutting Along the Color Line: Black Read more...

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