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Whose Detroit? : politics, labor, and race in a modern American city

Author: Heather Ann Thompson
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Heather Ann Thompson focuses in detail on the struggles of Motor City residents during the 1960s and early 1970s and finds that conflict continued to plague the inner city and its workplaces even  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thompson, Heather Ann, 1963-
Whose Detroit?
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)988774233
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Ann Thompson
ISBN: 080143520X 9780801435201
OCLC Number: 47364038
Description: viii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Beyond racial polarization: political complexity in the city and labor movement of the 1950s --
Optimism and crisis in the new liberal metropolis --
Driving desperation on the auto shop floor --
Citizens, politicians, and the escalating war for Detroit's civic future --
Workers, officials, and the escalating war for Detroit's labor future --
From battles on city streets to clashes in the courtroom --
From fights for union office to wildcats in the workplace --
Urban realignment and labor retrenchment: an end to Detroit's war at home --
Conclusion: civic transformation and labor movement decline in postwar urban America --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Heather Ann Thompson.
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