Item #16878 The Negro Ghetto. Robert Weaver, lifton.
The Negro Ghetto
The Negro Ghetto

An important Post WW II Look at the Economics of African American Life during the Later Jim Crow Era

The Negro Ghetto

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1948. 1st Edition. 8vo. Very Good / Very Good-. Item #16878

A scarce 1948 1st Edition Advance Copy in the exceedingly rare strikingly-designed original dust jacket.

A study of racial segregation from an economical viewpoint, with particular attention to what we would call Red-Lining today, describing "the mechanism of segregation, and the consequences: the high cost to the community as a whole in terms of taxes, bad housing, unnecessary vacancies in areas undergoing a change in racial occupancy, negation of the practice of free competition, and the creation of vested interests in both the white and NEGR0 community for the perpetuation of racial segregation."

Weaver served as a member of President Franklin Roosevelt's Black Cabinet and was later the first African American Presidential Cabinet member, under Lyndon Johnson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Black cloth with gilt titling to spine. 404pp. Square tight binding. Clean interior. The front endpaper features the advance copy notice, tipped in along the gutter, advertising a June 10, 1948 release date at a price of $3.75.

Dust jacket in Very Good condition with mild to moderate edge wear, including some creasing along the lower edge of the front panel and a long closed tear along the spine, with a small minor tape repair midway between top and bottom. The delicate jacket presents handsomely in archival mylar.

Overall a superb example of this important and quite scarce work of Jim Crow era Civil Rights economics.

Price: $550.00

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