Item #980 The Negro Ghetto. Robert Weaver, lifton.
The Negro Ghetto
A Member of FDR's "Black Cabinet" on Negro Ghettos

The Negro Ghetto

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1948). First printing. Charts, maps, and data tables. Cloth over boards. Octavo. xviii, 404 pages. Near fine. Bound in black cloth over boards with spine title in gilt. A few minor extremity rubs.

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.

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