Encyclopedia of African American Business History

Encyclopedia of African American Business History

eBook - 1999
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Black business activity has been sustained in America for almost four centuries. From the marketing and trading activities of African slaves in Colonial America to the rise of 20th-century black corporate America, African American participation in self-employed economic activities has been a persistent theme in the black experience. Yet, unlike other topics in African American history, the study of black business has been limited. General reference sources on the black experience--with their emphasis on social, cultural, and political life--provide little information on topics related to the history of black business. This invaluable encyclopedia is the only reference source providing information on the broad range of topics that illuminate black business history.

Greenwood Pub Group
The only reference source providing readily accessible information on the broad range of topics that illuminate black business history.

Book News
Illuminates the historic continuity of black business in America from the colonial era to the post-civil rights era in an effort to underscore the diversity of black business activities from slavery to freedom. Biographies of black business people overview the individual's business activities and discuss the successes and failures of their enterprises. Surveys of black participation in selected industries review areas such as transportation, bookstores, and radio. Entries on topics in black business history focus on activities distinctive to a specific historic period, such as slave business activities and black business during the Great Migration. Includes a 34-page chronology of black business history. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999
ISBN: 9780313008641
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxi, 721 pages)
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Additional Contributors: Walker, Juliet E. K. 1940-


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