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Coleman Young And Detroit Politics: From Social Activist to Power Broker (African American Life)

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Coleman Young, elected Detroit's first black mayor in 1973, was the city's longest-serving chief executive. Contentious and contradictory, he was, nonetheless, a savvy and convincing politician. Wilbur C. Rich delivers the first serious biography of this powerful and fascinating political figure.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published February 1st 1999 by Wayne State University Press (first published 1998)
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Well written critique of The Coleman Young era (1974-1989) in Detroit. Extensive coverage is given to the issues facing Detroit in the 1970s and 1980s. Interesting sections on the People Mover and Joe Louis Arena and the financial crisises of 1975 and 1981.
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