Prince of Darkness

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**FOR GRABB THE SHIFT SUMMIT HUSTLE BOX RECIPIENTS ONLY. USE CODE: GRABB AT CHECKOUT FOR FREE SHIPPING. The amazing and forgotten story of Wall Street's first black millionaire in pre-Civil War New York. In this groundbreaking and vivid account, eminent historian Shane White reveals the larger than life story of a man who defied every convention of his time. He wheeled and dealed in the lily white business world, he married a white woman, he bought a mansion in rural New Jersey, he owned railroad stock on trains he was not legally allowed to ride, and generally set his white contemporaries teeth on edge when he wasn't just plain outsmarting them. An important contribution to American history, the Hamilton's life offers a way into considering, from the unusual perspective of a black man.