Origins of the Urban Crisis Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit

ISBN-10: 0691121869

ISBN-13: 9780691121864

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Thomas J. Sugrue, Martin Shefter, Theda Skocpol, Ira Katznelson

List price: $30.95 Buy it from $4.94
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


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.
Used Starting from $16.45
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Calculus 1 Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Business Ethics Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Business Law Online content $4.95 $1.99
Customers also bought

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: 1.496
Language: English

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
"Arsenal of Democracy"
"Detroit's Time Bomb": Race and Housing in the 1940s
"The Coffin of Peace": The Containment of Public Housing
"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
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
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.