Staff View
The Great Migration and black entrepreneurship in Detroit

Descriptive

TitleInfo
Title
The Great Migration and black entrepreneurship in Detroit
Name (type = personal)
NamePart (type = family)
Boyd
NamePart (type = given)
Kendra
NamePart (type = date)
1987-
DisplayForm
Kendra Boyd
Role
RoleTerm (authority = RULIB)
author
Name (type = personal)
NamePart (type = family)
Bay
NamePart (type = given)
Mia
DisplayForm
Mia Bay
Affiliation
Advisory Committee
Role
RoleTerm (authority = RULIB)
chair
Name (type = personal)
NamePart (type = family)
White
NamePart (type = given)
Deborah Gray
DisplayForm
Deborah Gray White
Affiliation
Advisory Committee
Role
RoleTerm (authority = RULIB)
internal member
Name (type = personal)
NamePart (type = family)
Mittelstadt
NamePart (type = given)
Jennifer
DisplayForm
Jennifer Mittelstadt
Affiliation
Advisory Committee
Role
RoleTerm (authority = RULIB)
internal member
Name (type = personal)
NamePart (type = family)
Weems
NamePart (type = given)
Robert
DisplayForm
Robert Weems
Affiliation
Advisory Committee
Role
RoleTerm (authority = RULIB)
outside member
Name (type = corporate)
NamePart
Rutgers University
Role
RoleTerm (authority = RULIB)
degree grantor
Name (type = corporate)
NamePart
Graduate School - New Brunswick
Role
RoleTerm (authority = RULIB)
school
TypeOfResource
Text
Genre (authority = marcgt)
theses
OriginInfo
DateCreated (qualifier = exact)
2017
DateOther (qualifier = exact); (type = degree)
2017-05
CopyrightDate (encoding = w3cdtf); (qualifier = exact)
2017
Place
PlaceTerm (type = code)
xx
Language
LanguageTerm (authority = ISO639-2b); (type = code)
eng
Abstract (type = abstract)
This dissertation provides new insights on the role of business in the African American freedom struggle by tracing African American business across the various waves of the Great Migration. Traditionally, historians of the Great Migration have imagined Southern migrants as wage laborers seeking employment in Northern industrial cities. As a result, the importance of entrepreneurship to the black migration experience has been overlooked. However, a significant number of African Americans moved north and engaged in enterprise. Black entrepreneurs saw business as a key way to achieve freedom, and they migrated north to gain the self-determination and economic independence business ownership could provide. Using Detroit as a case study, this dissertation traces the movement of black entrepreneurs from the South to the North in the 1910s, examines the growth of a prosperous black business community through the 1940s, and analyzes the destruction of that community by urban planning initiatives in the 1950s and 1960s. Drawing on the writings of black intellectuals, oral histories, memoirs, black newspapers, census records, city directories from Detroit and Southern cities, draft records, and the records of city officials, the dissertation demonstrates that the economic landscape for black business in Detroit adjusted over time in ways that made it more difficult for black entrepreneurs to attain their goal of freedom through business.
Subject (authority = RUETD)
Topic
History
RelatedItem (type = host)
TitleInfo
Title
Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Identifier (type = RULIB)
ETD
Identifier
ETD_8001
PhysicalDescription
Form (authority = gmd)
electronic resource
InternetMediaType
application/pdf
InternetMediaType
text/xml
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 307 p.)
Note (type = degree)
Ph.D.
Note (type = bibliography)
Includes bibliographical references
Subject (authority = ETD-LCSH)
Topic
African American business enterprises--Michigan--Detroit
Subject (authority = ETD-LCSH)
Topic
African Americans--Migrations
Note (type = statement of responsibility)
by Kendra Boyd
RelatedItem (type = host)
TitleInfo
Title
Graduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Identifier (type = local)
rucore19991600001
Location
PhysicalLocation (authority = marcorg); (displayLabel = Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
NjNbRU
Identifier (type = doi)
doi:10.7282/T3Z60RV5
Genre (authority = ExL-Esploro)
ETD doctoral
Back to the top

Rights

RightsDeclaration (ID = rulibRdec0006)
The author owns the copyright to this work.
RightsHolder (type = personal)
Name
FamilyName
Boyd
GivenName
Kendra
Role
Copyright Holder
RightsEvent
Type
Permission or license
DateTime (encoding = w3cdtf); (point = start); (qualifier = exact)
2017-04-12 17:22:28
AssociatedEntity
Name
Kendra Boyd
Role
Copyright holder
Affiliation
Rutgers University. Graduate School - New Brunswick
AssociatedObject
Type
License
Name
Author Agreement License
Detail
I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
RightsEvent
DateTime (encoding = w3cdtf); (point = start); (qualifier = exact)
2019-03-08
DateTime (encoding = w3cdtf); (point = end); (qualifier = exact)
2021-05-31
Type
Embargo
Detail
Access to this PDF has been restricted at the author's request. It will be publicly available after May 31st, 2021.
Copyright
Status
Copyright protected
Availability
Status
Open
Reason
Permission or license
Back to the top

Technical

RULTechMD (ID = TECHNICAL1)
ContentModel
ETD
OperatingSystem (VERSION = 5.1)
windows xp
CreatingApplication
Version
1.4
DateCreated (point = end); (encoding = w3cdtf); (qualifier = exact)
2017-04-12T17:08:37
DateCreated (point = end); (encoding = w3cdtf); (qualifier = exact)
2017-04-12T17:17:55
ApplicationName
Mac OS X 10.12.3 Quartz PDFContext
Back to the top
Version 8.4.8
Rutgers University Libraries - Copyright ©2022