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The Resource The merchant prince of Black Chicago : Anthony Overton and the building of a financial empire, Robert E. Weems Jr

The merchant prince of Black Chicago : Anthony Overton and the building of a financial empire, Robert E. Weems Jr

Label
The merchant prince of Black Chicago : Anthony Overton and the building of a financial empire
Title
The merchant prince of Black Chicago
Title remainder
Anthony Overton and the building of a financial empire
Statement of responsibility
Robert E. Weems Jr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Born to enslaved parents, Anthony Overton became one of the leading African American entrepreneurs of the twentieth century. Overton's Chicago-based empire ranged from personal care products and media properties to insurance and finance. Yet, despite success and acclaim as the first business figure to win the NAACP's Spingarn Medal, Overton remains an enigma. Robert E. Weems Jr. restores Overton to his rightful place in American business history. Dispelling stubborn myths, he traces Overton's rise from mentorship by Booker T. Washington, through early failures, to a fateful move to Chicago in 1911. There, Overton started a popular magazine aimed at African American women that helped him dramatically grow his cosmetics firm. Overton went on to become the first African American to head a major business conglomerate, only to lose significant parts of his businesses-and his public persona as "the merchant prince of his race"-in the Depression, before rebounding once again in the early 1940s. Revealing and panoramic, The Merchant Prince of Black Chicago weaves the fascinating life story of an African American trailblazer through the eventful history of his times"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weems, Robert E.
Dewey number
  • 338.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC102.5.O88
LC item number
W44 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Overton, Anthony
  • African American businesspeople
  • African American capitalists and financiers
  • African American business enterprises
Target audience
adult
Label
The merchant prince of Black Chicago : Anthony Overton and the building of a financial empire, Robert E. Weems Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1122801170
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780252084935
Lccn
2019032957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1122801170
Label
The merchant prince of Black Chicago : Anthony Overton and the building of a financial empire, Robert E. Weems Jr
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1122801170
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780252084935
Lccn
2019032957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1122801170

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