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Title Building the black metropolis : African American entrepreneurship in Chicago / edited by Robert E. Weems Jr. and Jason P. Chambers
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (263 pages)
Series The new black studies series
New Black studies series.
Contents 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 Century8. 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 24, 2017)
Subject African American business enterprises -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
African American businesspeople -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Economic conditions.
African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Social conditions.
Entrepreneurship -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Chambers, Jason, editor
Weems, Robert E., 1951- editor
LC no. 2017022585
ISBN 0252050029 (electronic book)
9780252050022 (electronic book)
(hardcover) (alkaline paper)