Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Gilt embossed charcoal linen boards/Fine. DJ/VG; sound with nips, rubs to edges & surface. Light brown spotting (acidic paper reaction) to upper text blocks & dustjacket back. African-American economic history. Monograph. Carl R. Osthaus (1943 -) examines the tragic history the Freedman's Savings Bank. Established 1865 during the Reconstruction period. Designed to encourage ex-slaves to invest their savings, from crops as well as bounty payments from military service, in their own bank --- well intentioned, strong communal support, handling millions in 37 cities, yet failed after 10 years. Tragic chapter in America business. 257 pgs in 7 chapters: 1, A Practical Philanthropy; 2, A Miniature Financial Empire; 3, On Saving Men & Money: The Banks as a Missionary Agency; 4, Up from Slavery: The Bank in the Black Community; 5, From Social Service to Speculation; 6, Panic, Reform & Failure; and 7, The Bank's Legacy, followed by 3 appendices. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: From dust jacket notes: "'The black man's cow, but the white man's milk' - this was how Frederick Douglass and many others viewed the Freedman's Savings Bank. Begun in 1865 to provide freedmen with a place for saving the profits from their crops and bounty payments from military service, within a scant decade the Bank had failed. Too late, depositors discovered that the Bank's prestigious directors had manipulated and embezzled the funds which they had been carefully and conscientiously entrusting to it...."
Título: FREEDMEN, PHILANTHROPHY, AND FRAUD: A ...
Editorial: Univ of Illinois Press
Año de publicación: 1976
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: NEAR FINE
Edición: First Edition, First Thus.
Descripción University of Illinois Press, 1976. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería P020252003055
Descripción University of Illinois Press, 1976. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Like New. Nº de ref. de la librería P010252003055
Descripción Univ of Illinois Pr, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., 1976. Cloth. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. This book has no corner bumping or edge wear. Text is very clean and tight in it's binding. There is no ownership markings or marks in the text. The DJ is unclipped with very little edge wear. Minor rubbing, we have place it in a protective cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 004345
Descripción University of Illinois Press, 1976. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110252003055