New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1946. 1st Edition. 8vo. Very Good / Very Good. Item #16596
A beautiful 1946 1st Edition, scarce in commerce in original dust jacket.
"Robert Clifton Weaver (1907 – 1997) was an American economist, academic, and political administrator who served as the first United States secretary of housing and urban development (HUD) from 1966 to 1968, when the department was newly established by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Weaver was the first African American to be appointed to a US cabinet-level position.
"Prior to his appointment as cabinet officer, Weaver had served in the administration of President John F. Kennedy. In addition, he had served in New York State government, and in high-level positions in New York City. During the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration, he was one of 45 prominent African Americans appointed to positions and helped make up the Black Cabinet, an informal group of African-American public policy advisers. Weaver directed federal programs during the administration of the New Deal, at the same time completing his doctorate in economics in 1934 at Harvard University." - Wiki
Tan cloth. Square tight binding. Clean interior, save for previous owner bookplate to front pastedown. Mild edge wear.
Dust jacket with mild rubbing edge wear, including a one-inch closed tear to rear panel bottom edge with an ancient tape repair to verso. Presents handsomely in archival mylar.
Great addition to any Black Americana collection.