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"Stack 'Em High and Sell 'Em Cheap"

Title: "Stack 'Em High and Sell 'Em Cheap": James "Doc" Webb and Webb's City, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Name(s): Robbins, Pamela D., author
Jones, Maxine D., professor directing dissertation
Montgomery, Maxine, outside committee member
Connor, Valerie Jean, committee member
Richardson, Joe M., committee member
Jones, James P., committee member
Department of History, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2003
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study documents the story of James Earl "Doc" Webb and his business, Webb's City, between the years 1926-1982. Starting in 1926 as a small 17 by 28 foot store, Webb's City soon grew to a multi-million dollar business known as "The World's Most Unusual Drug Store." By 1970, the business grew to encompass ten city blocks, with seventy-two individual stores therein, including parking for 3,000 cars. Doc Webb's business empire included gas stations, an Outpost in Tampa, and a second "city" in Pinellas Park. At its peak it employed over 1,700 people. This work focuses on Doc Webb's innovation in the business field, his fight against price-fixing and Fair Trade Laws, his influence on St. Petersburg, his customers –primarily African Americans and the elderly –and his role in advertising and self-promotion. Doc Webb and Webb's City's long lasting legacy in St. Petersburg and in business history is also discussed in this study.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-1832 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation Submitted to the Department of History in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2003.
Date of Defense: October 27, 2003.
Keywords: James
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Maxine D. Jones, Professor Directing Dissertation; Maxine Montgomery, Outside Committee Member; Valerie Jean Connor, Committee Member; Joe M. Richardson, Committee Member; James P. Jones, Committee Member.
Subject(s): History
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Robbins, P. D. (2003). "Stack 'Em High and Sell 'Em Cheap": James "Doc" Webb and Webb's City, St. Petersburg, Florida. Retrieved from