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Author Ball, Erica L., 1971- author.

Title Madam C.J. Walker : the making of an American icon / Erica L. Ball.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2021]


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Description xvi, 147 pages ; 24 cm.
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Series The library of African American biography
Library of African-American biography.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-137) and index.
Contents Daughter -- Migrant -- Madam Walker -- Businesswoman -- Race woman -- Icon -- Epilogue.
Summary Madam C. J. Walker is reputed to be America's first self-made woman millionaire. Born to former slaves in the Louisiana Delta in the aftermath of the Civil War, married at fourteen, and widowed at twenty, Walker spent the first decades of her life as a laundress. By the time of her death in 1919, however, Walker had refashioned herself into one of the most famous African American figures in the nation: the owner and president of a hair-care empire and a philanthropist wealthy enough to own a country estate near the Rockefellers in the prestigious New York town of Irvington-on-Hudson. -- adapted from back of book
Subject Walker, C. J., Madam, 1867-1919.
Cosmetics industry -- United States -- History.
African American women executives -- Biography.
Women executives -- United States -- Biography.
Women millionaires -- United States -- Biography.
Millionaires -- United States -- Biography.
Businesswomen -- United States -- Biography.
African American businesspeople -- Biography.
Women philanthropists -- United States -- Biography.
Walker, C. J., Madam, 1867-1919. (OCoLC)fst00261468
African American businesspeople. (OCoLC)fst00799064
Women philanthropists. (OCoLC)fst01178284
Businesswomen. (OCoLC)fst00843013
African American women executives. (OCoLC)fst00799494
Cosmetics industry. (OCoLC)fst00880532
Millionaires. (OCoLC)fst01021857
Women executives. (OCoLC)fst01177651
Women millionaires. (OCoLC)fst01178152
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781442260382 (hardback)
1442260386 (hardback)
9781442260399 (ePub ebook)
1442260394 (ePub ebook)

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