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Robert Clifton Weaver and the American City: The Life and Times of an Urban Reformer

Wendell E. Pritchett


From his role as FDR's “negro advisor” to his appointment, under Lyndon Johnson, as the first secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Robert Clifton Weaver was one of the most influential domestic policy makers and civil rights advocates of the twentieth century. This book, the first biography of the first African American to hold a cabinet position in the federal government, rescues from obscurity the story of a man whose legacy continues to impact American race relations and the cities in which they largely play out. Tracing Weaver's career through the creation, expansion, and contractio ... More

Keywords: Robert Clifton Weaver, policy makers, civil rights, racial liberalism, race relations, African Americans, New Deal liberalism, federal government, urban renewal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780226684482
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226684505.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wendell E. Pritchett, author