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Thompson, Heather Ann, 1963-
Whose Detroit? : politics, labor, and race in a modern American city / Heather Ann Thompson
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, c2001
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  F574.D457 T48 2001    AVAILABLE
 3rd Floor  F574.D457 T48 2001 c.2  DUE 09-15-14
Subject Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations
Detroit (Mich.) -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
Subject(s) African Americans -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Social conditions -- 20th century
African Americans -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
Urban poor -- Michigan -- Detroit -- History -- 20th century
Labor movement -- Michigan -- Detroit -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Migrations -- History -- 20th century
Rural-urban migration -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Physical Description viii, 295 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-277) and index
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 -- Civic transformation and labor movement decline in postwar urban America

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