New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1948). First printing. Charts, maps, and data tables. Cloth over boards. Octavo. xviii, 404 pages. Fine in a good dust jacket. Publisher's "Advance Copy" slip tipped to front free endpaper. Dust jacket was separated along spine but now expertly repaired. There are a few small losses to jacket at mid-spine, a few shallow chips at extremities, a couple of short, closed tears at bottom edge of front panel with associated wrinkles. Jacket spine is also somewhat faded. Very attractive copy overall.
A study of racial segregation in the North from an economic rather than a moral perspective. The author, a respected African American economist, begins with an exploration of the rise and development of residential segregation before exploring the successes and failures of Federal and local government in this area, facts and fallacies about Black urban housing, and some thoughts about democratic housing solutions.
Robert C. Weaver was a member of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Black Cabinet of policy advisors. He became the first African American appointed to a U.S. cabinet level position when Lyndon Johnson tapped him to be the first Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Unaccountably scarce book by a prominent African American public policy advisor. This is a publisher's Advance Copy in dust jacket.