Lawbreaking Ladies

Lawbreaking Ladies

STEPHANIE ST. CLAIR Stewart, Shirley Pamela. The World of Stephanie St. Clair: An Entrepreneur, Race Woman and Outlaw in Early Twentieth Century Harlem. New York: Peter Lang, 2014. Watson, Elwood. “Stephanie St. Clair (1897–1969).

Author: Erika Owen

Publisher: Tiller Press

ISBN: 9781982147082

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Discover 50 fascinating tales of female pirates, fraudsters, gamblers, bootleggers, serial killers, madams, and outlaws in this illustrated book of lawbreaking and legendary women throughout the ages. Many of us are familiar with the popular slogan “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” But that adage is taken to the next level in this book, which looks at women from the past who weren’t afraid to break the law or challenge gender norms. From pirates to madams, gamblers to bootleggers, and serial killers to outlaws, women throughout the ages haven’t always decided to be sugar, spice, and everything nice. In Lawbreaking Ladies, author Erika Owen tells the stories of 50 remarkable women whose rebellious and often criminal acts ought to solidify their place in history, including: - The swashbuckling pirate Ching Shih - “Queen of the Bootleggers” Gloria de Casares - The Prohibition-era gangster Stephanie Saint-Clair - And a band of prisoners who came to be known as the Goree Girls The perfect gift for true crime fans and lovers of little-known women’s history, Lawbreaking Ladies serves as an engaging and informative guide to gals who were daring, defiant, and sometimes downright dangerous.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The World of Stephanie St Clair

The World of Stephanie St  Clair

This book profiles the compelling story and lineage of Stephanie St. Clair, a black female Caribbean immigrant in the early twentieth century.

Author: Shirley Pamela Stewart

Publisher: Black Studies and Critical Thinking

ISBN: 1433123878

Category: Businesswomen

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This book profiles the compelling story and lineage of Stephanie St. Clair, a black female Caribbean immigrant in the early twentieth century. Upon entering the US, St. Clair created and managed a highly lucrative policy bank in Harlem ‒ earning a quarter of a million dollars a year. The author also explores St. Clair's lineage and the factors that influenced her decision to become an entrepreneur and activist.
Categories: Businesswomen

Pretty Evil New York

Pretty Evil New York

Stephanie St. Clair Boyd, Herb, ed. The Harlem Reader: A Celebration of New York's Most Famous Neighborhood, from the Renaissance Years to the 21st Century. New York: Random House, 2003. Agnes Calliste, “Race, Gender and Canadian ...

Author: Elizabeth Kerri Mahon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493055012

Category: History

Page: 264

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Female criminals are often portrayed as caricatures: Black Widows, Queenpins, Mob Molls, or Femme Fatales. But the real stories are much more fascinating and complex.In Pretty Evil New York author Elizabeth Kerri Mahon takes you on a journey through a rogue’s gallery of some of New York’s most notable female criminals. Drawing on newspaper coverage and other primary sources, this collection of historical true crime stories chronicles eleven women who were media sensations in their day, making headlines across the country decades before radio, television, or social media. Roxalana Druse, the last woman to be hanged in New York; Ruth Snyder, immortalized in James M. Cain’s novella Double Indemnity; serial killer Lizzie Halliday, nicknamed the Worst Woman in the World, who became a Hudson Valley legend; Celia Cooney, the Bobbed Hair Bandit; and Stephanie St. Clair, who rose to the top of the numbers game and then made Harlem cheer when she stood up to mobster Dutch Schultz. Alongside them are some forgotten felons, whose stories, though less well-known, are just as fascinating. Spurred by passion, profit, paranoia, or just plain perverse pleasure, these ladies span one hundred years of murder, mayhem, and madness in the Empire State.
Categories: History

The Women Who Made New York

The Women Who Made New York

In The World of Stephanie St. Clair: An Entrepreneur, Race Woman and Outlaw in Early Twentieth Century Harlem, Stewart traces how St. Clair not only became the leader of one of the top policy banks in Harlem ...

Author: Julie Scelfo

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781580056540

Category: History

Page: 256

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An illuminating, elegant history of New York City, told through the stories of the women who made it the most exciting and influential metropolis in the world Read any history of New York City and you will read about men. You will read about men who were political leaders and men who were activists and cultural tastemakers. These men have been lauded for generations for creating the most exciting and influential city in the world. But that's not the whole story. The Women Who Made New York reveals the untold stories of the phenomenal women who made New York City the cultural epicenter of the world. Many were revolutionaries and activists, like Zora Neale Hurston and Audre Lorde. Others were icons and iconoclasts, like Fran Lebowitz and Grace Jones. There were also women who led quieter private lives but were just as influential, such as Emily Warren Roebling, who completed the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when her engineer husband became too ill to work. Paired with striking, contemporary illustrations by artist Hallie Heald, The Women Who Made New York offers a visual sensation -- one that reinvigorates not just New York City's history but its very identity.
Categories: History

A History of Leadership

A History of Leadership

... 2006; Shirley Stewart, The World of Stephanie St Clair: An Entrepreneur, Race Woman and Outlaw in Early Twentieth Century Harlem, New York: Peter Lange, 2014. 39 Raj Bhopal, 'The Beautiful Skull and Blumenbach's Errors: The Birth of ...

Author: Morgen Witzel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351666497

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

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The evolution of leadership into a widely accepted concept occurred without any shared understanding and acceptance of its meaning and relevance in contemporary society. Why do some people become leaders? What is the source and legitimacy of leadership power? This book journeys into the heart of the relationship between leaders and followers, the social space and the arena where both contest and collaboration take place and leadership itself is played out. In the book, Morgen Witzel moves beyond traditional traits and skills framing, offering a fresh, historical analysis that involves many different actors with different motives and needs. By analysing the evolution of power relationships, the book analyses the interactions around how power is used and control is bargained for to illuminate the centrepiece of leadership. A wide-ranging history of a slippery subject, this book provides students, scholars and reflective practitioners with an empirical, historical base on which to test their own ideas and experiences.
Categories: Business & Economics

Jazz and Justice

Jazz and Justice

Shirley Stewart, The World of Stephanie St. Clair: An Entrepreneur Race Woman and Outlaw in Early Twentieth Century Harlem (New York: Lang, 2014), 2. See also Catherine Rottenberg, ed., Black Harlem and the Jewish Lower East Side: ...

Author: Gerald Horne

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781583677872

Category: Music


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A galvanizing history of how jazz and jazz musicians flourished despite rampant cultural exploitation The music we call “jazz” arose in late nineteenth century North America—most likely in New Orleans—based on the musical traditions of Africans, newly freed from slavery. Grounded in the music known as the “blues,” which expressed the pain, sufferings, and hopes of Black folk then pulverized by Jim Crow, this new music entered the world via the instruments that had been abandoned by departing military bands after the Civil War. Jazz and Justice examines the economic, social, and political forces that shaped this music into a phenomenal US—and Black American—contribution to global arts and culture. Horne assembles a galvanic story depicting what may have been the era’s most virulent economic—and racist—exploitation, as jazz musicians battled organized crime, the Ku Klux Klan, and other variously malignant forces dominating the nightclub scene where jazz became known. Horne pays particular attention to women artists, such as pianist Mary Lou Williams and trombonist Melba Liston, and limns the contributions of musicians with Native American roots. This is the story of a beautiful lotus, growing from the filth of the crassest form of human immiseration.
Categories: Music

The World According to Fannie Davis

The World According to Fannie Davis

I suspect that the Gotham bust reinforced her determination to stay lowkey; she had no desire to become “big-time,” à la the biggest woman Number runner in history: the notorious 1930s legend Stephanie St. Clair, known as Madame Queen, ...

Author: Bridgett M. Davis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316558716

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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As seen on the Today Show: This true story of an unforgettable mother, her devoted daughter, and their life in the Detroit numbers of the 1960s and 1970s highlights "the outstanding humanity of black America" (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 home. That woman was Fannie Davis, Bridgett M. Davis's mother. Part bookie, part banker, mother, wife, and granddaughter of slaves, Fannie ran her numbers business for thirty-four 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" and provide a prosperous life for her family -- and how those sacrifices resonate over time.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography



Inside the Brutal World of the Mafia The Editors of TIME-LIFE. Stephanie St. Clair 1897–1969 After arriving from the French Caribbean in 1911, “Madame” Stephanie St. Clair quickly staked out her turf. She led a Harlem.

Author: The Editors of TIME-LIFE

Publisher: Time Inc. Books

ISBN: 9781683308645

Category: True Crime

Page: 96

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Inside the brutal world of the mafia The Mob. The Mafia. Organized crime. America's violent underworld has always fascinated us--the colorful criminals, dirty cops, crooked politicians and shady businessmen. It's a hard and high-stakes world, fueled by gambling, prostitution, extortion, graft, illegal booze and narcotics. Now you can explore the fascinating history of the Mob in America through the lens of a new special edition from TIME-LIFE, The Mob: Inside the Brutal World of the Mafia. Compelling photographs from throughout the past century combine with sharp biographies to reveal the key players and historical figures who loomed large. Plus: deep dives into the history of organized crime, the truth behind The Godfather, the power struggles, the roles of trigger-happy thugs and political bosses, and how the Mob is evolving in today's digital age.
Categories: True Crime

The Crooked Ladder

The Crooked Ladder

Female newcomers also desired the success offered by the society, but they are relatively scarce in the world of organized ... receive some notoriety, particularly in the Harlem numbers racket (e.g., “Madam Queen” Stephanie St. Clair).

Author: James M. O'Kane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351484237

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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Ethnic organized crime is a phenomenon that has been largely ignored by social scientists and historians, and dismissed as a subject not to be taken too seriously by those researching the mobility patterns of their own ethnic ancestors or current minority newcomers. The Crooked Ladder represents a groundbreaking attempt to describe how some members of ethnic minorities have utilized organized crime as one vehicle of upward mobility, advancing from lower-class status to middle-class power and respectability.O'Kane illustrates the criminal road to prosperity as a process of displacement and succession: each group competes with and eventually eliminates its more established predecessor from the upper echelons of organized crime. This historical criminal succession mirrors the upward mobility of the Irish, Jews, and Italians in the larger, conventional noncriminal realm. Arguing that African Americans, Asians, and Hispanics are pursuing similar criminal routes, O'Kane takes issue with contemporary social scientists who view the current plight of minorities as unique in American social life.As a fundamental rethinking of the American ethnic experience with crime, The Crooked Ladder will be essential reading for social historians, sociologists, and criminologists. Now available in paperback, it will be useful in criminology courses and well as classes in ethnicity and social relations.
Categories: Social Science