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Driving Detroit : the quest for respect in Motown

Author: George C Galster
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2012.
Series: Metropolitan portraits.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Driving Detroit paints a portrait of metropolitan Detroit through an imaginative application of social science, song lyrics, poems, and oral history to explain why the city has fallen from industrial  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George C Galster
ISBN: 9780812244298 081224429X
OCLC Number: 810290898
Description: x, 305 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Two daughters of Detroit --
Riding on the freeway: a riff on the place called Motown --
Sculpting Detroit: polity and economy trump geology --
From fort to Ford to ...? --
From Old World to Old South and Old Testament --
Who will feast on the fruits of labor? --
Turf wars --
Wrestling for pieces of the proletarian pie --
Feasting on fear --
The dynamics of decay, abandonment, and bankruptcy --
What drives Detroiters? --
From Motown to mortropolis --
Two daughters of Detroit revisited.
Series Title: Metropolitan portraits.
Responsibility: George Galster.

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"An insightful history of Detroit from its accidental birth to its tortured present."-Planning "An immensely readable and personal book. Underlying [Galster's] fine analysis of how the city went from Read more...

 
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