9781250099815

Prince of Darkness The Untold Story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street's First Black Millionaire

  • ISBN 13:

    9781250099815

  • ISBN 10:

    1250099811

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/04/2016
  • Publisher: Picador

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Summary

In the middle decades of the nineteenth century, Jeremiah G. Hamilton was a well-known figure on Wall Street. And Hamilton was African American. Although his origins were lowly, possibly slave, he was reportedly the richest black man in the United States, possessing a fortune of two million, or in excess of two hundred and fifty million in today’s currency. In Prince of Darkness: The Untold Story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street's First Black Millionaire, a groundbreaking account, eminent historian Shane White reveals the larger-than-life story of a man who defied every convention of his time.

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