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Author White, Shane, author.

Title Prince of darkness : the untold story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street's first black millionaire / Shane White.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  B HAMILTON, JEREMIAH    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Biographies  B HAMILTON    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Biography  B HAMILTON    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Biography  B-HAMILTON WHI    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  332.602 W58    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B HAMILTON, J.    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  B HAMILTON    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  B HAMILTON    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Biographies  B HAMILTON JEREMIAH W    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  332.6092 WH    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 360 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [325]-354) and index.
Contents Introduction: Invisible man -- Haiti, 1828 -- Moving to New York -- The great fire, 1835 -- Business -- Jim Crow New York -- Real estate -- Bankruptcy -- Starting over -- The trial -- Wall Street -- Living with Jim Crow -- Making money -- To the draft riots -- Epilogue: a lion in winter.
Summary A prominent historian brings to life the story of a man who defied every convention of his time by becoming Wall Street's first black millionaire in pre-Civil War New York, marrying a white woman, owning railroad stock on trains he was not legally allowed to ride and outsmarting his contemporaries.
Subject Hamilton, Jeremiah G., -1875.
African American capitalists and financiers -- Biography.
Millionaires -- United States -- Biography.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Finance -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9781250070562 (hbk.)
1250070562 (hbk.)
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