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Boss of Black Brooklyn : the life and times of Bertram L. Baker

Author: Ron Howell
Publisher: New York : Empire State Editions, an imprint of Fordham University Press, 2019.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Named Person: Bertram L Baker
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Howell
ISBN: 9780823281015 0823281019
OCLC Number: 1054627654
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Foreword: Former Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick Reminisces viiPreface: A Grandson Learns His Duty xiIntroduction: An Ancestor Speaks from Beyond 11 The Lasting Anger of an Abandoned Son 102 Irene: Baker Forever, but Never a Boss 323 Searching for a Band of Brothers 444 A "Coloured" West Indian in the Realm of the Irish and the Jews 655 The American Tennis Association as a Brotherhood/Sisterhood 836 Climbing the Ladder to Elective Office 917 On a Mission in the 1950s: Desegregation of Housing 978 Master of Black Compromise 1089 The 1960s, Political Reform, and Personal Tragedy 12610 Irene, in the End, Became His Connection to Home and Mother 14911 Author Commentary. Downtown Brooklyn: Soul of the Boss, Soul of a People 15512 Author Commentary. My Other Grandfather, a Priest and Writer I Hardly Knew 159Conclusion: Century of Promise, Century of Hope 172Acknowledgments 183Notes 187Bibliography 199Index 207Photographs follow page 96
Responsibility: Ron Howell.

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