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Banking on Freedom: Black Women in U.S. Finance Before the New Deal

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Between 1888 and 1930, African Americans opened more than a hundred banks and thousands of other financial institutions. In Banking on Freedom, Shennette Garrett-Scott explores this rich period of black financial innovation and its transformative impact on U.S. capitalism through the story of the St. Luke Bank in Richmond, Virginia: the first and only bank run by black wom ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Expected publication: May 7th 2019 by Columbia University Press
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