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The Resource Business in black and white : American presidents & Black entrepreneurs in the twentieth century, Robert E. Weems Jr. ; with Lewis A. Randolph

Business in black and white : American presidents & Black entrepreneurs in the twentieth century, Robert E. Weems Jr. ; with Lewis A. Randolph

Label
Business in black and white : American presidents & Black entrepreneurs in the twentieth century
Title
Business in black and white
Title remainder
American presidents & Black entrepreneurs in the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Robert E. Weems Jr. ; with Lewis A. Randolph
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Business in Black and White provides a panoramic discussion of various initiatives that American presidents have supported to promote black business development in the United States. Many assume that U.S. government interest in promoting black entrepreneurship began with Richard Nixon's establishment of the Office of Minority Business Enterprise (OMBE) in 1969. Drawn from a variety of sources, Robert E. Weems, Jr.'s comprehensive work extends the chronology back to the Coolidge Administration with a compelling discussion of the Commerce Department's "Division of Negro Affairs."" "Weems deftly illustrates how every administration since Coolidge has addressed the subject of black business development, from campaign promises to initiatives to downright roadblocks. Although the government's influence on black business dwindled during the Eisenhower Administration, Weems points out that the subject was reinvigorated during the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations and, in fact, during the early-to-mid 1960s, when "civil rights" included the right to own and operate commercial enterprises. After Nixon's resignation, support for black business development remained intact, though it met resistance and continues to do so even today. As a historical text with contemporary significance, Business in Black and White is an original contribution to the realms of African American history, the American presidency, and American business history."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
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Weems, Robert E.
Dewey number
338/.0408996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD2358.5.U6
LC item number
W44 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Randolph, Lewis A
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • African American businesspeople
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Capitalism
  • African Americans
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Business in black and white : American presidents & Black entrepreneurs in the twentieth century, Robert E. Weems Jr. ; with Lewis A. Randolph
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 281-296) 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
Contents
The origins of the Commerce Department's Division of Negro Affairs, 1925-1940 -- Emmer Lancaster and the ascendancy and fall of the Commerce Department's Division of Negro Affairs, 1940-1960 -- More than civil rights : the Kennedy and Johnson administrations and African American enterprise -- The Democratic Party and Black capitalism during the presidential election of 1968 -- Nixon and the "militants" : the GOP and Black capitalism during the presidential election of 1968 -- The national response to Richard M. Nixon's Black capitalism initiative -- The Ford administration and Black capitalism -- The Carter administration and African American enterprise -- Epilogue: Whatever happened to Black capitalism?
Control code
227930961
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 313 pages
Isbn
9780814775172
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008037023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)227930961
Label
Business in black and white : American presidents & Black entrepreneurs in the twentieth century, Robert E. Weems Jr. ; with Lewis A. Randolph
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 281-296) 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
Contents
The origins of the Commerce Department's Division of Negro Affairs, 1925-1940 -- Emmer Lancaster and the ascendancy and fall of the Commerce Department's Division of Negro Affairs, 1940-1960 -- More than civil rights : the Kennedy and Johnson administrations and African American enterprise -- The Democratic Party and Black capitalism during the presidential election of 1968 -- Nixon and the "militants" : the GOP and Black capitalism during the presidential election of 1968 -- The national response to Richard M. Nixon's Black capitalism initiative -- The Ford administration and Black capitalism -- The Carter administration and African American enterprise -- Epilogue: Whatever happened to Black capitalism?
Control code
227930961
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 313 pages
Isbn
9780814775172
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008037023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)227930961

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