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The origins of the urban crisis : race and inequality in postwar Detroit

Author: Thomas J Sugrue
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1996.
Series: Princeton studies in American politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Once America's "arsenal of democracy", post-war Detroit has become the symbol of the American urban crisis. This reappraisal of America's dilemma of racial and economic inequality, asks why Detroit  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Sugrue
ISBN: 069101101X 9780691011011 0691058881 9780691058887
OCLC Number: 34472849
Awards: Bancroft Prize, 1998.
Description: xviii, 375 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: "Arsenal of democracy" --
"Detroit's time bomb": race and housing in the 1940s --
"The coffin of peace": the containment of public housing --
"The meanest and the dirtiest jobs": the structures of employment discrimination --
"The damning mark of false prosperities": the deindustrialization of Detroit --
"Forget about your inalienable right to work": responses to industrial decline and discrimination --
Class, status, and residence: the changing geography of black Detroit --
"Homeowners' rights": white resistance and the rise of antiliberalism --
"United communities are impregnable": violence and the color line --
Crisis: Detroit and the fate of postindustrial America.
Series Title: Princeton studies in American politics.
Responsibility: Thomas J. Sugrue.
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