ISBN-10:
0691058881
ISBN-13:
9780691058887
Pub. Date:
05/03/1998
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
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

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ISBN-13: 9780691058887
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 05/03/1998
Series: Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives , #64
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author


Thomas J. Sugrue is Associate Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

List of Tables xiii

Preface to the Princeton Classic Edition xv

Acknowledgments xxxiii

Introduction 3

PART ONE: ARSENAL 15

Chapter 1: "Arsenal of Democracy" 17

Chapter 2: "Detroit's Time Bomb": Race and Housing in the 1940s 33

Chapter 3: "The Coffin of Peace": The Containment of Public Housing 57

PART TWO: RUST 89

Chapter 4: "The Meanest and the Dirtiest Jobs": The Structures of Employment Discrimination 91

Chapter 5: "The Damning Mark of False Prosperities": The Deindustrialization of Detroit 125

Chapter 6: "Forget about Your Inalienable Right to Work": Responses to Industrial Decline and Discrimination 153

PART THREE: FIRE 179

Chapter 7: Class, Status, and Residence: The Changing Geography of Black Detroit 181

Chapter 8: "Homeowners'Rights": White Resistance and the Rise of Antiliberalism 209

Chapter 9: "United Communities Are Impregnable": Violence and the Color Line 231

Conclusion: Crisis: Detroit and the Fate of Postindustrial America 259

Appendixes:

A. Index of Dissimilarity, Blacks and Whites in Major 273 American Cities, 1940-1990

B. African American Occupational Structure in Detroit, 275 1940-1970

List of Abbreviations in the Notes 279

Notes 281

Index 365

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