Black Fortunes

Black Fortunes

The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires

Book - 2018
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"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."
Publisher: New York :, Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062437594
Characteristics: xv, 300 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm


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