The Resource Banking on freedom : black women in U.S. finance before the New Deal, Shennette Garrett-Scott

Banking on freedom : black women in U.S. finance before the New Deal, Shennette Garrett-Scott

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Banking on freedom : black women in U.S. finance before the New Deal
Title
Banking on freedom
Title remainder
black women in U.S. finance before the New Deal
Statement of responsibility
Shennette Garrett-Scott
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 women. Banking on Freedom offers an unparalleled account of how black women carved out economic, social, and political power in contexts shaped by sexism, white supremacy, and capitalist exploitation. Garrett-Scott chronicles both the bank's success and the challenges this success wrought, including extralegal violence and aggressive oversight from state actors who saw black economic autonomy as a threat to both democratic capitalism and the social order. The teller cage and boardroom became sites of activism and resistance as the leadership of president Maggie Lena Walker and other women board members kept the bank grounded in meeting the needs of working-class black women. The first book to center black women's engagement with the elite sectors of banking, finance, and insurance, Banking on Freedom reveals the ways gender, race, and class shaped the meanings of wealth and risk in U.S. capitalism and society
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Garrett-Scott, Shennette
Dewey number
332.1092/520973
Index
index present
LC call number
HG181
LC item number
.G357 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Columbia studies in the history of U.S. capitalism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in finance
  • African American bankers
  • African American women
  • Women bankers
  • African American banks
  • African American bankers
  • African American banks
  • African American women
  • Women bankers
  • Women in finance
  • United States
Label
Banking on freedom : black women in U.S. finance before the New Deal, Shennette Garrett-Scott
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "I am yet waitin": African American women and free labor banking experiments in the emancipation-era South, 1860s-1900 -- "Who is so helpless as the Negro woman?": the independent order of St. Luke and the quest for economic security, 1856-1902 -- "Let us have a bank": St. Luke Penny Savings Bank, economic activism, and state regulation, 1903-World War I -- Rituals of risk and respectability: gendered economic practices, credit, and debt to World War I -- "A good, strong, hustling woman": financing the new Negro in the new era, 1920-1929 -- Epilogue
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780231183918
Lccn
2018045341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1055566354
  • (YBP)ybp15765599
Label
Banking on freedom : black women in U.S. finance before the New Deal, Shennette Garrett-Scott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- "I am yet waitin": African American women and free labor banking experiments in the emancipation-era South, 1860s-1900 -- "Who is so helpless as the Negro woman?": the independent order of St. Luke and the quest for economic security, 1856-1902 -- "Let us have a bank": St. Luke Penny Savings Bank, economic activism, and state regulation, 1903-World War I -- Rituals of risk and respectability: gendered economic practices, credit, and debt to World War I -- "A good, strong, hustling woman": financing the new Negro in the new era, 1920-1929 -- Epilogue
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780231183918
Lccn
2018045341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1055566354
  • (YBP)ybp15765599

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