The History of Black Business in America: Capitalism, Race, Entreprenuership / Edition 1

The History of Black Business in America: Capitalism, Race, Entreprenuership / Edition 1

by Gale
     
 

Drawing on hundreds of primary and secondary sources, Walker has compiled the first and only comprehensive survey of Black business development to date. Chapter by chapter, Walker discusses the remarkable continuity and diversity of black business. Some of the featured enterprises include commercial real estate speculation, rural and urban land development, and… See more details below

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Drawing on hundreds of primary and secondary sources, Walker has compiled the first and only comprehensive survey of Black business development to date. Chapter by chapter, Walker discusses the remarkable continuity and diversity of black business. Some of the featured enterprises include commercial real estate speculation, rural and urban land development, and construction. African-American involvement in finance and investment activities, corporate and municipal bonds, international trade, and hair care product manufacturing is also examined. Most importantly, this study puts a face on the individuals involved. Walker moves beyond vague depersonalized accounts of groups of nameless blacks, and tells the triumphant and moving stories of people like Madame C. J. Walker, the first female African-American millionaire, and Frederick Douglas Patterson, the first African-American automaker. The History of Black Business in America will prove an invaluable resource for both teachers and students of American history, business and African-American studies and is an essential addition to any library with holdings in these areas.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805716504
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Series:
Twayne's Evolution of Modern Business Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
918,416
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1African Diaspora Commercial Survivalisms in Colonial American Plantation Communities1
2Free Black Business Activity in Colonial America32
3Business Activities of African-American Slaves, 1790-186552
4"They Are Capitalists": Antebellum Free Black Business Activities83
5Antebellum Free Black Women Enterprises127
6Black Business from 1865 to 1900150
7The Golden Age of Black Business, 1900-1930182
8From the Depression to Civil Rights in Black Business225
9The Federal Government and Black Business: The 1960s to the 1990s264
10The Rise of Black Corporate America, 1945-1995295
11Blacks and White Corporate America, 1965-1995332
Notes373
Index461

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