Driving detroit : the quest for respect in the motor city. (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Driving detroit : the quest for respect in the motor city.

Author: George Galster
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : University Of Pennsylvani, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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 Galster
ISBN: 0812222954 9780812222951
OCLC Number: 860943664
Description: pages
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.


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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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