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History of Black Business in America: Capitalism, Race, Entrepreneurship
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Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources, Juliet E. K. Walker offers the only comprehensive survey of black business development to date. As far back as the 1600s, Africans in America, slave and free, seized every opportunity to participate in the commercial life of our developing nation. Walker moves beyond accounts of nameless blacks and tells triumphant stories of people like Madame C.J. Walker, the first female African-American millionaire, and Frederick Douglas Patterson, the first black automaker. She also provides many other examples of blacks who established businesses that paralleled mainstream American corporations, but who remain absent from the historical record. This unique chronicle puts right the long held assumption that African Americans lack an entrepreneurial tradition.
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