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Harlem Godfather

Author : Mayme Hatcher Johnson,Karen E. Quinones Miller
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 252 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : African American criminals
ISBN : NWU:35556039374988

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Harlem Godfather by Mayme Hatcher Johnson,Karen E. Quinones Miller Pdf

"The first and only full biography on legendary Harlem gangster, Bumpy Johnson who was depicted in the movies Cotton Club, Hoodlum, and American Gansgster. ... Bumpy was a man whose contradictions are still the root of many an argument in Harlem. But there is one thing on which both his supporters and detractors agree in his lifetime, Bumpy was the man in Harlem." --p. [4] of cover.

Playing the Numbers

Author : Shane White,Stephen Garton,Stephen Robertson,Graham White
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Page : 311 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2010-09-15
Category : Games & Activities
ISBN : 9780674056961

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Playing the Numbers by Shane White,Stephen Garton,Stephen Robertson,Graham White Pdf

The most ubiquitous feature of Harlem life between the world wars was the game of "numbers." Thousands of wagers were placed daily. Playing the Numbers tells the story of this illegal form of gambling and the central role it played in the lives of African Americans who flooded into Harlem in the wake of World War I.

Gangsters of Harlem

Author : Ron Chepesiuk
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 300 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : History
ISBN : IND:30000109978308

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Gangsters of Harlem by Ron Chepesiuk Pdf

For the first time ever, author Rob Chepesiuk chronicles the little known history of organized crime in Harlem. African American organized crime has had as significant an impact on its constituent community as Italian, Jewish, and Irish organized crime has had on theirs. Gangsters are every bit as colorful, intriguing, and powerful as Al Capone and Lucky Luciano, and have a fascinating history in gambling, prostitution, and drug dealing. In this riveting, vivid documentation, Chepesiuk tells the little-known story of organized crime in Harlem through in-depth profiles of the major gangs and motley gangsters whose exploits have made them legends.

Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem

Author : Daniel R. Day
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Page : 322 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2020-07-07
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780525510536

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Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem by Daniel R. Day Pdf

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Dapper Dan is a legend, an icon, a beacon of inspiration to many in the Black community. His story isn’t just about fashion. It’s about tenacity, curiosity, artistry, hustle, love, and a singular determination to live our dreams out loud.”—Ava DuVernay, director of Selma, 13th, and A Wrinkle in Time NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY VANITY FAIR • DAPPER DAN NAMED ONE OF TIME’S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD With his now-legendary store on 125th Street in Harlem, Dapper Dan pioneered high-end streetwear in the 1980s, remixing classic luxury-brand logos into his own innovative, glamorous designs. But before he reinvented haute couture, he was a hungry boy with holes in his shoes, a teen who daringly gambled drug dealers out of their money, and a young man in a prison cell who found nourishment in books. In this remarkable memoir, he tells his full story for the first time. Decade after decade, Dapper Dan discovered creative ways to flourish in a country designed to privilege certain Americans over others. He witnessed, profited from, and despised the rise of two drug epidemics. He invented stunningly bold credit card frauds that took him around the world. He paid neighborhood kids to jog with him in an effort to keep them out of the drug game. And when he turned his attention to fashion, he did so with the energy and curiosity with which he approaches all things: learning how to treat fur himself when no one would sell finished fur coats to a Black man; finding the best dressed hustler in the neighborhood and converting him into a customer; staying open twenty-four hours a day for nine years straight to meet demand; and, finally, emerging as a world-famous designer whose looks went on to define an era, dressing cultural icons including Eric B. and Rakim, Salt-N-Pepa, Big Daddy Kane, Mike Tyson, Alpo Martinez, LL Cool J, Jam Master Jay, Diddy, Naomi Campbell, and Jay-Z. By turns playful, poignant, thrilling, and inspiring, Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem is a high-stakes coming-of-age story spanning more than seventy years and set against the backdrop of an America where, as in the life of its narrator, the only constant is change. Praise for Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem “Dapper Dan is a true one of a kind, self-made, self-liberated, and the sharpest man you will ever see. He is couture himself.”—Marcus Samuelsson, New York Times bestselling author of Yes, Chef “What James Baldwin is to American literature, Dapper Dan is to American fashion. He is the ultimate success saga, an iconic fashion hero to multiple generations, fusing street with high sartorial elegance. He is pure American style.”—André Leon Talley, Vogue contributing editor and author

Bangkok Connection

Author : Ron Chepesiuk
Publisher : Maverick House
Page : 422 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2014-12-20
Category : Drug dealers
ISBN : 9781905379927

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Bangkok Connection by Ron Chepesiuk Pdf

'The Bangkok Connection' chronicles the story of Leslie 'Ike' Atkinson, charismatic former U.S. army master sergeant, career smuggler, card shark and doting family man whom law-enforcement agencies code-named Sergeant Smack. His criminal activities sparked the creation of a special DEA unit code-named Centac 9.

Arkansas Godfather

Author : Graham Nown,Mike Keckhaver
Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
Page : 360 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2013-04-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781935106579

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Arkansas Godfather by Graham Nown,Mike Keckhaver Pdf

Owney Madden lived a seemingly quiet life for decades in the resort town of Hot Springs, Arkansas, while he was actually helping some of America's most notorious gangsters rule a vast criminal empire. In 1987, Graham Nown first told Madden's story in his book The English Godfather, in which he traced Madden's boyhood in England, his immigration to New York City, and his rise to mob boss. Nown also uncovered a love story involving Madden and the daughter of the Hot Springs postmaster. Before his arrival in Hot Springs, Madden was one of the most powerful gangsters in New York City and former owner of the famous Cotton Club in Harlem. The story of his life shows us a world where people can break the law without ever getting caught, and where criminality is so entwined in government and society that one might wonder what is legality and what isn't.

Black Silent Majority

Author : Michael Javen Fortner
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2015-09-07
Category : Law
ISBN : 9780674496101

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Black Silent Majority by Michael Javen Fortner Pdf

Aggressive policing and draconian sentencing have disproportionately imprisoned millions of African Americans for drug-related offenses. Michael Javen Fortner shows that in the 1970s these punitive policies toward addicts and pushers enjoyed the support of many working-class and middle-class blacks, angry about the chaos in their own neighborhoods.

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance

Author : Cary D. Wintz,Paul Finkelman
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 708 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2012-12-06
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781135455361

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Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance by Cary D. Wintz,Paul Finkelman Pdf

From the music of Louis Armstrong to the portraits by Beauford Delaney, the writings of Langston Hughes to the debut of the musical Show Boat, the Harlem Renaissance is one of the most significant developments in African-American history in the twentieth century. The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, in two-volumes and over 635 entries, is the first comprehensive compilation of information on all aspects of this creative, dynamic period. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedi a of Harlem Renaissance website.

American Gangsters, Then and Now

Author : Nate Hendley
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 292 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2009-12-23
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780313354526

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American Gangsters, Then and Now by Nate Hendley Pdf

A detailed compendium of American gangsters and gangs from the end of the Civil War to the present day. American Gangsters, Then and Now: An Encyclopedia ranges from Western outlaws revered as Robin Hoods to the Depression's flamboyant bootleggers and bank robbers to the late 20th century's drug kingpins and "Dapper Dons." It is the first comprehensive resource on the gangster's historical evolution and unshakable grip on the American imagination. American Gangsters, Then and Now tells the stories of a number of famous gangsters and gangs—Jesse James and Billy the Kid, the Black Hand, Al Capone, Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels, the Mafia, Crips and Bloods, and more. Avoiding sensationalism, the straightforward entries include biographical portraits and historical background for each subject, as well as accounts of infamous robberies, killings, and other events, all well documented with both archival newspapers and extensive research into the files of the FBI. Readers will understand the families, the places, and the times that produced these monumental criminals, as well as the public mindset that often found them sympathetic and heroic.

Her Baby His Gift

Author : LaShawn Vasser
Publisher : LV Publishing
Page : 191 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2021-03-06
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Her Baby His Gift by LaShawn Vasser Pdf

Bestselling author LaShawn Vasser delivers a powerful and intense romance in the first novel from her Slow Burn duology. Harlem Thomas has a plan for her life, and it is quickly falling off the rails. She’s pregnant. The situation isn’t ideal, and that’s putting it mildly. Mommy, daddy, and baby make three, right? Try four. Could one call her predicament a love triangle when love isn’t really involved? Harlem has no idea how she’s fallen so far down the rabbit hole, but she has to climb up and out. After the clouds of confusion lift, Harlem finds that she more than welcomes motherhood, but will she also find her soul mate? HER BABY HIS GIFT ends in a cliffhanger and is a 2-book duology.

Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners

Author : LaShawn Harris
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Page : 296 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2016-06-15
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780252098420

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Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners by LaShawn Harris Pdf

During the early twentieth century, a diverse group of African American women carved out unique niches for themselves within New York City's expansive informal economy. LaShawn Harris illuminates the labor patterns and economic activity of three perennials within this kaleidoscope of underground industry: sex work, numbers running for gambling enterprises, and the supernatural consulting business. Mining police and prison records, newspaper accounts, and period literature, Harris teases out answers to essential questions about these women and their working lives. She also offers a surprising revelation, arguing that the burgeoning underground economy served as a catalyst in working-class black women TMs creation of the employment opportunities, occupational identities, and survival strategies that provided them with financial stability and a sense of labor autonomy and mobility. At the same time, urban black women, all striving for economic and social prospects and pleasures, experienced the conspicuous and hidden dangers associated with newfound labor opportunities.

Hunting in Harlem

Author : Mat Johnson
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 290 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2004-06-19
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781582344089

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Hunting in Harlem by Mat Johnson Pdf

Lester Baines hires three ex-cons to help him build his real-estate business in Harlem, a task that includes clearing the neighborhood of undesirable elements. By the author of Drop. Reprint. 15,000 first printing


Author : Jonathan Gill
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Page : 529 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2011-02-01
Category : History
ISBN : 9780802195944

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Harlem by Jonathan Gill Pdf

“An exquisitely detailed account of the 400-year history of Harlem.” —Booklist, starred review Harlem is perhaps the most famous, iconic neighborhood in the United States. A bastion of freedom and the capital of Black America, Harlem’s twentieth-century renaissance changed our arts, culture, and politics forever. But this is only one of the many chapters in a wonderfully rich and varied history. In Harlem, historian Jonathan Gill presents the first complete chronicle of this remarkable place. From Henry Hudson’s first contact with native Harlemites, through Harlem’s years as a colonial outpost on the edge of the known world, Gill traces the neighborhood’s story, marshaling a tremendous wealth of detail and a host of fascinating figures from George Washington to Langston Hughes. Harlem was an agricultural center under British rule and the site of a key early battle in the Revolutionary War. Later, wealthy elites including Alexander Hamilton built great estates there for entertainment and respite from the epidemics ravaging downtown. In the nineteenth century, transportation urbanized Harlem and brought waves of immigrants from Germany, Italy, Ireland, and elsewhere. Harlem’s mix of cultures, extraordinary wealth, and extreme poverty was electrifying and explosive. Extensively researched, impressively synthesized, eminently readable, and overflowing with captivating characters, Harlem is a “vibrant history” and an impressive achievement (Publishers Weekly). “Comprehensive and compassionate—an essential text of American history and culture.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “It’s bound to become a classic or I’ll eat my hat!” —Edwin G. Burrows, Pulitzer Prize–winning coauthor of Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898

The King Business

Author : King Mack Millon Dollars
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Page : 576 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2021-07-28
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781665533355

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The King Business by King Mack Millon Dollars Pdf

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Some of These Days

Author : James Donald
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Page : 289 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2015
Category : History
ISBN : 9780199354016

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Some of These Days by James Donald Pdf

Some of These Days proffers a compelling cultural history of the Harlem Renaissance's vast influence abroad, with a dual focus on the world's first two major African American stars: Josephine Baker and Paul Robeson. But Donald's book extends beyond pure dual biography to recreate the rich community of actors, architects, poets, directors, and musicians who interacted with--and were influenced by--each other. James Donald highlights how the sense of excitement and artistic renewal ushered in with the "New Negro Movement"' reverberated far beyond Harlem to cities such as London, Paris, Berlin, and Vienna. Throughout his chronicle, Donald underscores the relationship of African American aesthetics to the modernist movement that flourished from the 1920s until the end of World War II. Vivid portraits of eccentric and popular artists like the T. S. Eliot, HD, Andre Gide, Carl Van Vechten, Marlene Dietrich, Josef von Sternberg, Jean Gabin, and Adolf Loos, among others, animate the sweeping narrative. Traversing countries and artforms, Some of These Days illustrates the immense cross-cultural collaboration of film, song, dance, and literature that coalesced to create modernist culture--where the new rhythms of the machine age were gleefully embraced, allowing art to consider the new possibilities of cosmopolitanism in a modern world.