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The Resource Black fortunes : the story of the first six African Americans who escaped slavery and became millionaires, Shomari Wills

Black fortunes : the story of the first six African Americans who escaped slavery and became millionaires, Shomari Wills

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Black fortunes : the story of the first six African Americans who escaped slavery and became millionaires
Title
Black fortunes
Title remainder
the story of the first six African Americans who escaped slavery and became millionaires
Statement of responsibility
Shomari Wills
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Provides a history of America's first black millionaires--former slaves who endured incredible challenges to amass and maintain their wealth for a century, from the Jacksonian period to the Roaring Twenties--self-made entrepreneurs whose unknown success mirrored that of American business heroes such as Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Thomas Edison. Between the years of 1830 and 1927, as the last generation of blacks born into slavery was reaching maturity, a small group of men and women broke new ground to attain the highest levels of financial success. --From publisher description
Has edition
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wills, Shomari
Dewey number
973/.0496073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American businesspeople
  • African American businesspeople
  • African Americans
  • Success in business
Label
Black fortunes : the story of the first six African Americans who escaped slavery and became millionaires, Shomari Wills
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The first black millionaire -- Abolitionism and capitalism -- King Cotton's bastard -- Funding the insurrection -- Robert Reed Church and the Civil War -- The near lynching of a millionaire -- Forty acres deferred -- Bob Church versus Jim Crow -- Mother of civil rights in California -- Saint or sinner? -- Building the promised land in Oklahoma -- Founding the black hair industry -- Black Cleopatra -- Last days of Mary Ellen Pleasant -- The most powerful black man alive -- "Black Wall Street" rises -- Battle for hair supremacy -- The trials of Hannah Elias -- Black millionaire legacy -- End of the promise -- Paris by way of Harlem
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First HarperCollins paperback edition.
Extent
xv, 300 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062437600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1045161215
  • (OCoLC)1045161215
Label
Black fortunes : the story of the first six African Americans who escaped slavery and became millionaires, Shomari Wills
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The first black millionaire -- Abolitionism and capitalism -- King Cotton's bastard -- Funding the insurrection -- Robert Reed Church and the Civil War -- The near lynching of a millionaire -- Forty acres deferred -- Bob Church versus Jim Crow -- Mother of civil rights in California -- Saint or sinner? -- Building the promised land in Oklahoma -- Founding the black hair industry -- Black Cleopatra -- Last days of Mary Ellen Pleasant -- The most powerful black man alive -- "Black Wall Street" rises -- Battle for hair supremacy -- The trials of Hannah Elias -- Black millionaire legacy -- End of the promise -- Paris by way of Harlem
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First HarperCollins paperback edition.
Extent
xv, 300 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062437600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1045161215
  • (OCoLC)1045161215

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