The Resource Her dream of dreams : the rise and triumph of Madam C.J. Walker, Beverly Lowry, (electronic resource)

Her dream of dreams : the rise and triumph of Madam C.J. Walker, Beverly Lowry, (electronic resource)

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Her dream of dreams : the rise and triumph of Madam C.J. Walker
Title
Her dream of dreams
Title remainder
the rise and triumph of Madam C.J. Walker
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Beverly Lowry
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Language
eng
Summary
"I am a woman that came from the cotton fields of the South; I was promoted from there to the wash-tub; then I was promoted to the cook kitchen, and from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations."--Madam C.J. Walker, National Negro Business League Convention, 1912 Now, from a writer acclaimed for her novels and the memoir Crossed Over, a remarkable biography of a truly heroic figure. Madam C.J. Walker created a cosmetics empire and became known as the first female self-made millionaire in this nation's history, a noted philanthropist and champion of women's rights and economic freedom. These achievements seem nothing less than miraculous given that she was born, in 1867, to former slaves in a hamlet on the Mississippi River. How she came to live on another river, the Hudson, in a Westchester County mansion, and in a New York City town house, is at once inspirational and mysterious, because for all that is known about the famous entrepreneur, much that occurred before her magnificent transformation'years that trace a circuitous route across the country'remains obscure. By breathing life into scattered clues and dry facts, and with a deep understanding of the times and places through which Madam Walker moved, Beverly Lowry tells a story that stretches from the antebellum South to the Harlem Renaissance and bridges nearly a century of our history in her search for the distant truths of a woman who defied all odds and redefined conventional expectations. "Wherever there was one colored person, whether it was a city, a town, or a puddle by the railroad tracks, everybody knew her name."--Violet Davis Reynolds, Stenographer, Madam C.J. Walker Co From the Hardcover edition
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lowry, Beverly
Dewey number
338.766855
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9970.5.C672
LC item number
W3558 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walker, C. J.
  • Walker, C. J.
  • African American women executives
  • Cosmetics industry
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • African American women executives
  • Cosmetics industry
  • United States
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Her dream of dreams : the rise and triumph of Madam C.J. Walker, Beverly Lowry, (electronic resource)
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"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, in 2003"--Title page verso
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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ocn774915631
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unknown
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1st Vintage books ed.
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1 online resource
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online
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9780307765956
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations, map
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EB00171293
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unknown sound
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remote
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811EDBA8-3655-402A-A715-C4BEAE74A255
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(OCoLC)774915631
Label
Her dream of dreams : the rise and triumph of Madam C.J. Walker, Beverly Lowry, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, in 2003"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn774915631
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307765956
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Publisher number
EB00171293
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
811EDBA8-3655-402A-A715-C4BEAE74A255
System control number
(OCoLC)774915631

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