The African American Entrepreneur: Then and Now from Praeger

The African American Entrepreneur: Then and Now from Praeger
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African American entrepreneurship has actually been an indispensable part of the American economic situation because the 1600s. On the eve of the Civil War, the cumulative wide range of free blacks was roughly $50 million. In 2006, African Americans made a whopping $744 billion, a number that surpasses the gdp of almost 15 nations of the 192 independent countries worldwide. As W. Sherman Rogers so competently shows, African Americans have achieved these financial gains under challenging situations. Slavery, partition, and legitimately restricted accessibility to building, education, and other chances have taken a heavy toll, also to now. Providing a permeating look into the world of black entrepreneurship both past and existing, this book prompts African Americans to gain monetary self-reliance as entrepreneurs. Business possession, Rogers suggests, will bring protection, wide range that can be passed to succeeding generations, and enlightened spawn with much better earning power.

The African American Entreprenuer: Then and Now discovers the lower financial standing of black Americans because of America's heritage of enslavement, partition, and widespread discrimination. Its major function is to radiate a light on the legal, historical, sociological and political variables that with each other aid to explain the financial problem of black individuals in America from their arrival in America to the existing. At the same time, the book highlights the several incredible developments made by black entrepreneurs also before the Civil War and Emancipation. Profiles of business individuals from the Post-civil War period with today include Booker T. Washington, leader lender and insurer A.G. Gaston, hair care entrepreneur Madame C.J. Walker, Ebony publisher John H. Johnson, Black Entertainment Television founder Robert L. Johnson, publisher Earl Graves, music producer Damon Dash, rapper Sean Combs, previous basketball stars Dave Bing and Magic Johnson, food entrepreneur Michelle Hoskins, program character Cathy Hughes, previous Beatrice Foods head Reginald Lewis, Oprah Winfrey, and a lot more. As Rogers explains, checking out amazing African American entrepreneurs can influence readers to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset. To further that goal and assistance readers start, he details many of the abilities, tools and info necessary for business success-success that can aid chart a brand-new path to prosperity for all African Americans.

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