The History of Black Business in America

The History of Black Business in America

Capitalism, Race, Entrepreneurship

Book - 1998
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Beginning with the commercial trading networks that existed in Africa before and during the slave trading days, the author offers a survey of the tradition of black entrepreneurship brought by slaves to the American continent and continued to this day. From slaves who accumulated capital to buy freedom for themselves and their relatives to African-American auto-makers, this study proceeds on the premise that the post-Civil Rights era of black business activity marks the continuation, rather than the beginning, of a historic tradition of business that had its origin in precolonial West and West Central Africa. The author explores why many black businesses remain small and service-oriented, and argues that for the 21st century the major issue for black business is how to overcome racism and learn how to produce for and develop both national and international markets. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York : Macmillan Library Reference USA ; London : Prentice Hall International, c1998
ISBN: 9780805716504
0805716505
Branch Call Number: 338.6422 Wal
338.6422 Wal
Characteristics: xxv, 482 p. ; 27 cm

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