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Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. : the political biography of an American dilemma

Author: Charles V Hamilton
Publisher: New York : Atheneum ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the career of the congressman from Harlem who became an early spokesman for civil rights but ended his career in political disgrace.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hamilton, Charles V.
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
New York : Atheneum ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1991
(OCoLC)551593994
Online version:
Hamilton, Charles V.
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
New York : Atheneum ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1991
(OCoLC)607780286
Named Person: Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.; Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles V Hamilton
ISBN: 0689120621 9780689120626
OCLC Number: 22983059
Description: x, 545 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: An American dilemma and a Political Career --
The Fall from Power: Double Standard or Due Punishment? --
Born to Privilege and Pampering --
The Pulpit and Protest, 1930s-1940s --
Harlem: A Report to the Mayor and Advice from a Columnist --
Abyssinian Baptist Church: A Symbiotic Relationship --
Preaching and Picketing --
The City Council and Mayor La Guardia --
Congressional Irritant, 1940s-1950s --
Election to Congress and the Roosevelts --
President Truman and a Report: "To Secure These Rights" --
The Communist Party, the FBI, and "Mr. Civil Rights" --
The Eisenhower Administration, the "Powell Amendment," and the Liberals' Lament --
The Bandung Conference and a (Surprising) Voice for America --
Alleged Kickbacks and an Income Tax Investigation --
Switch to President Eisenhower, 1956 --
Victory over Tammany Hall, 1958 --
Surviving an Income Tax Trial --
Power and Paradox, 1960s --
The New Frontier, a New Chairman, and President Kennedy --
The Great Society, "Mr. Chairman," and President Johnson --
"I will always do just what every other Congressman ... has done." --
Exposing Crime and Corruption, and the "Bag Woman" Case --
Congressional Rebuke, Supreme Court Victory, and Electoral Defeat --
Legacy.
Responsibility: Charles V. Hamilton.
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Traces the career of the congressman from Harlem who became an early spokesman for civil rights but ended his career in political disgrace.

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