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Sugrue, Thomas J., 1962-
The origins of the urban crisis : race and inequality in postwar Detroit : with a new preface by the author / Thomas J. Sugrue
1st Princeton Classic ed
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2005
book jacket
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 SOE Curriuclum Lab, Rm 267  CL 305.8 SUG    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) African Americans -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Social conditions -- 20th century
African Americans -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
Racism -- Michigan -- Detroit -- History -- 20th century
Poverty -- Michigan -- Detroit -- History -- 20th century
Subject Detroit (Mich.) -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
Detroit (Mich.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations
Physical Description xxxvi, 375 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-364) and index
Review "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. He challenges the conventional wisdom that urban decline is the product of the social programs and racial fissures of the 1960s. Weaving together the history of workplaces, unions, civil rights groups, political organizations, and real estate agencies, Sugrue finds the roots of today's urban poverty in a hidden history of racial violence, discrimination, and deindustrialization that reshaped the American urban landscape after World War II."--BOOK JACKET
Series Princeton studies in American politics
SOE Curriculum Lab
Princeton classic editions

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