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Origins of the Urban Crisis Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit

ISBN-10: 0691121869
ISBN-13: 9780691121864
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 8/21/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

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.

Theda Skocpol is professor of government and sociology at Harvard University and the author of Boomerang: Health Care Reform and the Turn Against Government.

Ira Katznelson is Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University. He is the author of many books, including Marxism and the Cityand the award-winning Liberalism's Crooked Circle: Letters to Adam Michnik.He has served as president of the Social Science History Association and of the Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association.

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Preface to the Princeton Classic Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Arsenal
"Arsenal of Democracy"
"Detroit's Time Bomb": Race and Housing in the 1940s
"The Coffin of Peace": The Containment of Public Housing
Rust
"The Meanest and the Dirtiest Jobs": The Structures of Employment Discrimination
"The Damning Mark of False Prosperities": The Deindustrialization of Detroit
"Forget about Your Inalienable Right to Work": Responses to Industrial Decline and Discrimination
Fire
Class, Status, and Residence: The Changing Geography of Black Detroit
"Homeowners'Rights": White Resistance and the Rise of Antiliberalism
"United Communities Are Impregnable": Violence and the Color Line
Conclusion: Crisis: Detroit and the Fate of Postindustrial America
Index of Dissimilarity, Blacks and Whites in Major 273 American Cities, 1940-1990
African American Occupational Structure in Detroit, 275 1940-1970
List of Abbreviations in the Notes
Notes
Index

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