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

Author: Heather Ann Thompson
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Whose Detroit?, Heather Ann Thompson focuses in detail on the African American struggles for full equality and for equal justice under the law that shaped the Motor City during the 1960s and 1970s. Even after Great Society liberals committed themselves to improving conditions in Detroit, Thompson argues, poverty and police brutality continued to plague both neighborhoods and workplaces. Frustration with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thompson, Heather Ann, 1963-
Whose Detroit?
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016055835
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Ann Thompson
ISBN: 9781501709227 1501709224 9781501712814 1501712810
OCLC Number: 965780138
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction : reassessing the fate of postwar cities, politics, and labor --
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.
Responsibility: Heather Ann Thompson ; with a new prologue.
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In Whose Detroit?, Heather Ann Thompson focuses in detail on the African American struggles for full equality and equal justice under the law that shaped the Motor City during the 1960s and 1970s.  Read more...

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"Thompson's engrossing book is essential for any collection on the history, politics, or society of post-World War II America." * Library Journal * "Thompson uses Detroit in the 1960s and early 1970s Read more...

 
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