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The Merchant Prince of Black Chicago: Anthony Overton and the Building of a Financial Empire

Robert E. Weems

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043062
eISBN:
9780252051920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043062.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Anthony Overton is widely regarded as one of the twentieth century’s most significant African American entrepreneurs. Overton, at his peak, presided over a Chicago-based financial empire that ... More


And of the Zaibatsu

J. Mark Ramseyer

in The Fable of the Keiretsu: Urban Legends of the Japanese Economy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226532707
eISBN:
9780226532721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532721.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines the concept of the zaibatsu, pre-World War 2 Japanese business conglomerates. It suggests that the zaibatsu did exist but were not like the groups that academics described. The ... More


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