The Negro as Capitalist. A Study of Banking and Business Among American Negroes.


Monograph on Black banks from Reconstruction to the Great Depression. Includes separate chapters on banks in Virginia; the District of Columbia and Maryland; Pennsylvania; and Illinois. With numerous tables throughout and six appendices including “The Freedman’s Bank Loans,” “Directory of Negro Banks,” and “Total Resources and Liabilities of Negro Banks by States from 1900 to 1932.”

“[Abram Lincoln] Harris’s early writings deal with problems of achieving social and economic equality, and in his two books, The Black Worker, The Negro and the Labor Movement (with Sterling D. Spero, 1931) and The Negro as Capitalist (1936), he provided an incisive analysis of alternative programs of reform.” (DANB)


Description: The Negro as Capitalist. A Study of Banking and Business Among American Negroes.

Philadelphia: The American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1936. First Edition. xii, 205pp. 8vo. Beige cloth with gilt-titled leather spine label. Numerous tables; graphs. Some soiling to covers; light rubbing to spine label; very good.

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Price: $100.00