Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.: The Political Biography of an American Dilemma

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.: The Political Biography of an American Dilemma

by Charles V. Hamilton

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780020034711
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/1992
Edition description: 1st Collier Books ed
Pages: 576

About the Author

A professor at Columbia, Charles V. Hamilton's other books include The Bench and the Ballot and (with Stokley Carmichael) Black Power.

Table of Contents

Prologue: An American dilemma and a Political Career1
Introduction
1.The Fall from Power: Double Standard or Due Punishment?13
2.Born to Privilege and Pampering41
The Pulpit and Protest, 1930s-1940s
3.Harlem: A Report to the Mayor and Advice from a Columnist55
4.Abyssinian Bapist Church: A Symbiotic Relationship71
5.Preaching and Picketing83
6.The City Council and Mayor La Guardia109
Congressional Irritant, 1940s-1950s
7.Election to Congress and the Roosevelts139
8.President Truman and a Report: "To Secure These Rights"163
9.The Communist Party, the FBI, and "Mr. Civil Rights"175
10.The Eisenhower Administration, the "Powell Amendment," and the Liberals' Lament199
11.The Bandung Conference and a (Surprising) Voice for America237
12.Alleged Kickbacks and an Income Tax Investigation249
13.Switch to President Eisenhower, 1956259
14.Victory over Tammany Hall, 1958299
15.Surviving an Income Tax Trial313
Power and Paradox, 1960s
16.The New Frontier, a New Chairman, and President Kennedy329
17.The Great Society, "Mr. Chairman," and President Johnson369
18."I will always do just what every other Congressman ... has done."407
19.Exposing Crime and Corruption, and the "Bag Woman" Case429
20.Congressional Rebuke, Supreme Court Victory, and Electoral Defeat445
21.Legacy479
Notes489
Index529

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