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1993

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R C Scott: A History Of African-American Entrepreneurship In Richmond, 1890-1940, Michael A. Plater Jan 1993

R C Scott: A History Of African-American Entrepreneurship In Richmond, 1890-1940, Michael A. Plater

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This study examines the socioeconomic aspects of ethnicity as a way to understand African-American entrepreneurship in the early twentieth century. In an attempt to separate the influence of ethnicity from the social and environmental elements that restrained many African-American entrepreneurs, the study focuses on the African-American funeral industry. The funeral industry provides a rare example of an industry that successfully operated on a voluntarily segregated basis. Sheltered from discrimination and racism, African-American funeral directors not only survived and surpassed their white counterparts, but also organized a national fraternity of economic and political elite who wielded significant power in the United ...


To Separate The Tares From The Corn: Debts And Slaves In Post-Revolutionary Virginia, Philip George Swan Jan 1993

To Separate The Tares From The Corn: Debts And Slaves In Post-Revolutionary Virginia, Philip George Swan

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