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Title:
Blue-collar journal: a college president's sabbatical
Author:
Coleman, John R. (John Royston), 1921-2016.
Uniform Title:
Readings in economics.
Edition:
[First edition].
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Lippincott, [1974]
Physical Description:
252 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780397010301
Format :
Book

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Central Library HB119.C57 A3 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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John Royston Coleman was born in Copper Cliff, Ontario, Canada on June 24, 1921. He received a degree in economics from Victoria University in 1943. During World War II, he served with the Royal Canadian Navy. He studied labor economics at the University of Chicago, where he received a master's degree in 1949 and a doctorate in 1950.

He became the president of Haverford College in 1967. While on sabbatical leave, he took a series of low-wage jobs and wrote about the experience in Blue-Collar Journal: A College President's Sabbatical, which was published in 1974. In 1976, the book was adapted into a television movie, The Secret Life of John Chapman. He left Haverford College in 1977.

He wrote several books during his lifetime including Goals and Strategy in Collective Bargaining written with Frederick H. Harbison, Labor Problems: Cases and Readings written with George P. Shultz, The Changing American Economy, and Comparative Economic Systems: An Inquiry Approach. He died from complications of Parkinson's disease on September 6, 2016 at the age of 95.

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