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Daddy Was A Number Runner


Author : Louise Meriwether
language : en
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY
Release Date : 2002


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New edition of "a tough, tender, bitter novel of a black girl struggling toward womanhood."

Playing The Numbers


Author : Shane White
language : en
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date : 2010-05-15


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The phrase “Harlem in the 1920s” evokes images of the Harlem Renaissance, or of Marcus Garvey and soapbox orators haranguing crowds about politics and race. Yet the most ubiquitous feature of Harlem life between the world wars was the game of “numbers.” Thousands of wagers, usually of a dime or less, would be placed on a daily number derived from U.S. bank statistics. The rewards of “hitting the number,” a 600-to-1 payoff, tempted the ordinary men and women of the Black Metropolis with the chimera of the good life. 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. For a dozen years the “numbers game” was one of America’s rare black-owned businesses, turning over tens of millions of dollars every year. The most successful “bankers” were known as Black Kings and Queens, and they lived royally. Yet the very success of “bankers” like Stephanie St. Clair and Casper Holstein attracted Dutch Schultz, Lucky Luciano, and organized crime to the game. By the late 1930s, most of the profits were being siphoned out of Harlem. Playing the Numbers reveals a unique dimension of African American culture that made not only Harlem but New York City itself the vibrant and energizing metropolis it was. An interactive website allows readers to locate actors and events on Harlem’s streets.

Extracts From Daddy Was A Number Runner


Author : Louise Meriwether
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2000


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An extract from an international celebration charting the 20th century - stories of poverty and wealth, work and play, tales of changing environments - both urban and rural, in peace and wartime.

Runner


Author : Carl Deuker
language : en
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date : 2007-04


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Living with his alcoholic father on a broken-down sailboat on Puget Sound has been hard on seventeen-year-old Chance Taylor, but when his love of running leads to a high-paying job, he quickly learns that the money is not worth the risk. Reprint.

Though I Get Home


Author : Yz Chin
language : en
Publisher: Feminist Press
Release Date : 2018


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In these stories, characters navigate fate via deft sleights of hand: a grandfather gambles on the monsoon rains; a consort finds herself a new assignment; a religious man struggles to keep his demons at bay. Central to the book is Isabella Sin, a smalltown girl transformed into a prisoner of conscience in Malaysia's most notorious detention camp.

Fragments Of The Ark


Author : Louise Meriwether
language : en
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 1995-02-01


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A group of resolute runaway slaves attempt to steal the gunboat "Swanee" and deliver it to the Union army and are united in their fight by love and history

The World According To Fannie Davis


Author : Bridgett M. Davis
language : en
Publisher: Little, Brown
Release Date : 2019-01-29


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A singular memoir highlighting "the outstanding humanity of black America" that tells the story of one unforgettable mother, her devoted daughter, and the life they lead in the Detroit numbers of the 1960s and 1970s (James McBride) In 1958, the very same year that an unknown songwriter named Berry Gordy borrowed $800 to found Motown Records, a pretty young mother from Nashville, Tennessee borrowed $100 from her brother to run a Numbers racket out of her tattered apartment on Delaware Street, in one of Detroit's worst sections. That woman was Fannie Davis, Bridgett M. Davis' mother. Part bookie, part banker, mother, wife, granddaughter of slaves, Fannie became more than a numbers runner: she was a kind of Ulysses, guiding both her husbands, five children and a grandson through the decimation of a once-proud city using her wit, style, guts, and even gun. She ran her numbers business for 34 years, doing what it took to survive in a legitimate business that just happened to be illegal. She created a loving, joyful home, sent her children to the best schools, bought them the best clothes, mothered them to the highest standard, and when the tragedy of urban life struck, soldiered on with her stated belief: "Dying is easy. Living takes guts." A daughter's moving homage to an extraordinary parent, The World According to Fannie Davis is also the suspenseful, unforgettable story about the lengths to which a mother will go to "make a way out of no way" to provide a prosperous life for her family -- and how those sacrifices resonate over time. This original, timely, and deeply relatable portrait of one American family is essential reading.