Staking a Claim: Jake Simmons and the Making of an African-American Oil Dynasty

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Traces the life and career of the successful Black oil man, discusses his role as an intermediary in Africa, and describes his work on behalf of civil rights

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Staking a claim: Jake Simmons and the making of an African-American oil dynasty

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Greenberg, a freelance journalist, has written a thoroughly researched biography of the late Jake Simmons Jr., the most successful African-American entrepreneur in the history of the petroleum ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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An Ancestry of Freedom 1
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Child of the Frontier 3 5
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