The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit

The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit

by Thomas J. Sugrue
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691058881

ISBN-13: 9780691058887

Pub. Date: 04/13/1998

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Once America's "arsenal of democracy," Detroit has become the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of America's dilemma of racial and economic inequality, Thomas Sugrue asks why Detroit and other industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty.  See more details below

Overview

Once America's "arsenal of democracy," Detroit has become the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of America's dilemma of racial and economic inequality, Thomas Sugrue asks why Detroit and other industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691058887
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
04/13/1998
Series:
Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
7.64(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

1"Arsenal of democracy"17
2"Detroit's time bomb" : race and housing in the 1940s33
3"The coffin of peace" : the containment of public housing57
4"The meanest and the dirtiest jobs" : the structures of employment discrimination91
5"The damning mark of false prosperities" : the deindustrialization of Detroit125
6"Forget about your inalienable right to work" : responses to industrial decline and discrimination153
7Class, status, and residence : the changing geography of black Detroit181
8"Homeowners' rights" : white resistance and the rise of antiliberalism209
9"United communities are impregnable" : violence and the color line231
Conclusion : crisis : Detroit and the fate of postindustrial America259
App. AIndex of dissimilarity, blacks and whites in major American cities, 1940-1990273
App. BAfrican American occupational structure in Detroit, 1940-1970275

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