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The Resource Hard stuff : the autobiography of Coleman Young, Coleman Young with Lonnie Wheeler

Hard stuff : the autobiography of Coleman Young, Coleman Young with Lonnie Wheeler

Label
Hard stuff : the autobiography of Coleman Young
Title
Hard stuff
Title remainder
the autobiography of Coleman Young
Statement of responsibility
Coleman Young with Lonnie Wheeler
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In his sophisticated, savvy, charismatic, fifty-year career, Mayor Coleman Young has been called many things, and one of them is the most powerful black politician in American history. His account of his epic journey from "Big Time Red" on the Prohibition streets of Detroit to five terms as the city's mayor looks back on decades of activity paralleling every modern African-American movement. Young's family moved from Alabama to Detroit's Black Bottom in the early
  • twenties. He was an officer in a barely integrated army, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen who called for Eleanor Roosevelt's support when he and fellow black officers were suffering under army Jim Crow laws. He was a labor activist intimately involved in the alliance of white and black workers in the union movement of the thirties and forties. And he was an urban leader who struggled to bring solvency and self-respect to Motor City. His life abounds in colorful anecdote
  • and abrasive repartee. When he was harassed by the House Un-American Activities Committee, his response was: "I consider the activities of this Committee as un-American." This radical visionary and his metropolis are a metaphor for our society. His family history is the territory of Nicholas Lemann's The Promised Land. His eloquence and political passion recall The Autobiography of Malcolm X. His blueprint for the future of urban America is his own, and the problems he
  • has confronted - crime, police harassment, white flight, unemployment - are ours
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Young, Coleman A
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wheeler, Lonnie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young, Coleman A
  • Mayors
  • Detroit (Mich.)
Label
Hard stuff : the autobiography of Coleman Young, Coleman Young with Lonnie Wheeler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm29219900
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780670845514
Lccn
93040731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29219900
  • (Sirsi) a422191
Label
Hard stuff : the autobiography of Coleman Young, Coleman Young with Lonnie Wheeler
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm29219900
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780670845514
Lccn
93040731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29219900
  • (Sirsi) a422191

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