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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
"The astonishing untold 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 smart, tenacious, and daring men and women broke new ground to attain the highest levels of financial success."--Amazon.com
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
973/.0496073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HC102.5.A2
LC item number
W55 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Black fortunes : the story of the first six African Americans who escaped slavery and became millionaires, Shomari Wills
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references 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
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 vs 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
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 300 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062437594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn986977379
Label
Black fortunes : the story of the first six African Americans who escaped slavery and became millionaires, Shomari Wills
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references 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
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 vs 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
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 300 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062437594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn986977379

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