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Origins of the urban crisis : race and inequality in postwar Detroit

Author: Thomas J Sugrue
Publisher: New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2014. ©2014
Series: Princeton studies in American politics.; Princeton classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Once America's "arsenal of democracy," Detroit is now the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of America's racial and economic inequalities, Thomas Sugrue asks why Detroit and other industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty. He challenges the conventional wisdom that urban decline is the product of the social programs and racial fissures of the 1960s. Weaving  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Origins of the urban crisis.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014
(DLC) 2013957570
(OCoLC)887184676
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Sugrue
ISBN: 9781400851218 1400851211 130670720X 9781306707206
OCLC Number: 878919151
Language Note: English.
Awards: Winner of Bancroft Prizes 1998
Winner of Urban History Association Best Book in North American Urban History Category 1997
Winner of Social Science History Association President's Book Award 1996
Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 1997
Description: 1 online resource (liv, 375 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction --
"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 unalienable 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 --
Conclusion: Crisis : Detroit and the fate of postindustrial America.
Series Title: Princeton studies in American politics.; Princeton classics.
Responsibility: Thomas J. Sugrue.
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Once America's "arsenal of democracy," Detroit is now the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of America's racial and economic inequalities, the author asks why Detroit and other  Read more...

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