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Playing the Numbers

Gambling in Harlem Between the Wars

Author: Shane White

Publisher: Harvard University Press

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Category: Games

Page: 299

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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.

Playing the Numbers

OMB and Paperwork Reduction : an Analysis of 1988 OMB Paperwork Decisions

Author: OMB Watch (Organization : U.S.)

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Category: Government paperwork

Page: 67

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Numbers Choices Board--Playing with Numbers

Author: Wendy Conklin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

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Page: 4

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This choices board assignment offers diverse options for all types of learners to show what they've learned. Written specifically for mathematics teachers, this lesson helps facilitate the understanding and process of writing choices board lessons.

Face2face Elementary Teacher's Book with DVD

Author: Chris Redston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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The course for teachers who want to get their students communicating with confidence. face2face is an easy-to-teach General English course that helps adults and young adults to speak and listen with confidence. The Workbook with Key offers additional consolidation activities and a Reading and Writing Portfolio for extra skills practice.

Playing with numbers - Introduction

Mathematics

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Publisher: EKalam

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In this session we will study :- A factor of a number is an exact divisor of that number, A number is said to be a multiple of any of its factors, 1 is a factor of every number, Every number is a factor of itself, 1 is the only number which has exactly one factors namely itself.

Playing with numbers - Divisibility test for 8, 9, 10

Mathematics

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Learning objectives :- Divisibility test for 8, 9, 10, Test of divisibility by 8- a, Test of divisibility by 9 - a, Test of divisibility by 10 - a.

Playing with numbers - Various type of numbers

Mathematics

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Publisher: EKalam

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Learning Objectives :- Even numbers, Odd numbers, Prime numbers, Composite numbers.

Playing with numbers - To find LCM by division method

Mathematics

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Learning Objectives :- Division method of LCM, Steps of division method.

Guy Gets Girl, Girl Gets Guy

Where to Find Romance and What to Say When You Find It

Author: Larry Glanz

Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.

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Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

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A no-nonsense approach to escaping the "lonely singles" syndrome, this guide helps readers focus on who they are, who they want to be with, and how they can find that special person.

Accounting

Playing the Numbers Game Like a Pro

Author: Ronaldo Jackson

Publisher: Independently Published

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Page: 34

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A lot of employers automatically assume they have to hire an accountant to do their business to the point that they want it, but that' really not necessary. All you need to do, is learn the basics of accounting. This will help you become a financial master of your business. Get started immediately with the basic terms, the definitions in the accounting world, and everything else that goes into working on your own financial records. You won't just be able to save money, but you will also have more control over the business every time you make your own accounting decisions. Read on to find what accounting really means to your business and how you can make sure that things are being done efficiently. You will have to make sure you are getting the most out of your firm and that you are going to learn more about it. There is a lot to learn about accounting so be ready to read through each chapter slowly and thoroughly. You will discover that things are broken down into easy equations and sums, and there is a helpful glossary at the end of the book. Add this book to cart now!

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