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Introduction

Robert E. Weems and Jason P. Chambers (eds)

in Building the Black Metropolis: African American Entrepreneurship in Chicago

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041426
eISBN:
9780252050022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041426.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The editors provide a historic overview of African American entrepreneurship in Chicago. Beginning with the pioneering entrepreneurial exploits of Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable, persons of African ... More


Okra Is a Threat: The Low-Income Cooperative Movement

Greta de Jong

in You Can't Eat Freedom: Southerners and Social Justice After the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629308
eISBN:
9781469629322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629308.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the rise of the low-income cooperative movement and the opportunities it offered for rural poor people to take charge of their economic destiny. In response to layoffs and ... More


To Build Something, Where They Are: The Federation of Southern Cooperatives and Rural Economic Development

Greta de Jong

in You Can't Eat Freedom: Southerners and Social Justice After the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629308
eISBN:
9781469629322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629308.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the efforts of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives to encourage cooperative enterprises and other economic development initiatives in rural southern communities. The ... More


Establishing and Maintaining Institutions

Marne L. Campbell

in Making Black Los Angeles: Class, Gender, and Community, 1850-1917

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629278
eISBN:
9781469629292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629278.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 3 is the story of the creation of a larger black community in Los Angeles at the turn of the twentieth century. It examines the ways in which a few were able to take full advantage of the ... More


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