POWELL, Adam Clayton, Jr., 1908-1972


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Extended Bibliography

“Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.” in Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2008.

Alexander, E. Curtis. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.: A Black Power Political Educator. New York: ECA Associates, 1983.

Brooks, Albert N.D. “Profile of a Fighter." Negro History Bulletin 20 (May 1957).

Capeci, Dominic J., Jr. “From Different Liberal Perspectives: Fiorello La Guardia, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and Civil Rights in New York City, 1941-1943." Journal of Negro History 62 (April 1977): 160-73.

___. “From Harlem to Montgomery: The Bus Boycotts and Leadership of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and Martin Luther King." Historian 41 (August 1979): 721-37.

___. The Harlem Riot of 1943. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1977.

Coleman, Emmett. The Rise, Fall, and ...? of Adam Clayton Powell. New York: Bee-Line Books, 1967.

Dionisopoulos, P. Allan. Rebellion, Racism, and Representation: The Adam Clayton Powell Case and Its Antecedents. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 1970.

Gunther, Lenworth A., III. “Flamin’ Tongue: The Rise of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., 1908-1941." Ph.D. diss., Columbia University, 1985.

Hamilton, Charles V. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.: The Political Biography of An American Dilemma. New York: Atheneum, 1991.

Hapgood, David. The Purge That Failed: Tammany vs. Powell. New York: Holt, 1959.

Haskins, James. Adam Clayton Powell: Portrait of a Marching Black. New York: Dial Press, 1974.

Haygood, Wil. King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1993.

Hickey, Neil, and Ed Edwin. Adam Clayton Powell and the Politics of Race. New York: Fleet Publishing Corp., 1965.

Jacobs, Andy. The Powell Affair: Freedom Minus One. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1973.

Jacoubek, Robert E. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. New York: Chelsea House, 1988.

Kindregan, Charles P. “The Cases of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and Julian Bond: The Right of Legislative Bodies to Exclude Members-Elect." Suffolk University Law Review 2 (Winter 1968): 58-80.

Kinney, John W. “Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.: A Historical Exposition and Theological Analysis." Ph.D. diss., Columbia University, 1979.

Lewis, Claude. Adam Clayton Powell. Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett Publications, Inc. 1963.

McAndrews, Lawrence J. “The Rise and Fall of the Powell Amendment." Griot 12 (Spring 1993): 52-64.

Nutting, Charles B. “The Powell Case and Separation of Powers." American Bar Association Journal 54 (May 1968): 503-5.

Paris, Peter J. Black Leaders in Conflict: Joseph H. Jackson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Princeton, N.J.: Pilgrim Press, 1978.

Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr. Adam by Adam: The Autobiography of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. New York: Dial Press, 1971; [Revised Edition], With a New Foreword by Adam Clayton Powell, III. Secaucus, NJ: Carol Publishing Group, 1994.

___. Keep the Faith, Baby! New York: Triden Press, 1967.

___. Marching Blacks: An Interpretive History of the Rise of the Black Common Man. 1945. Revised, New York: Dial Press, 1973.

Reeves, André E. Congressional Committee Chairmen: Three Who Made An Evolution. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1993.

U.S. Congress. House. "Additional Views of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., on Minority Report.". 79th Cong., 2 sess. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1946.

U.S. Congress. House. The New Image in Education: A Prospectus for the Future by the Chairman of the Committee on Education and the Labor, Adam C. Powell. 87th Cong., 2nd sess. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1962.

U.S. Congress. House. Adam Clayton Powell. Hearings, February 8, 14, 16, 1967. 90th Cong., 1st sess. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1967.

Weeks, Kent M. Adam Clayton Powell and the Supreme Court. New York: Dunellen, 1971.

Wilson, James Q. “Two Negro Politicians: An Interpretation." Midwest Journal of Political Science 4 (November 1960): 346-69.