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Author Sugrue, Thomas J., 1962-

Title The origins of the urban crisis : race and inequality in postwar Detroit : with a new preface by the author / Thomas J. Sugrue
Edition First Princeton Classic edition
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xxxvi, 375 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series A Princeton classic edition
Princeton studies in American politics : historical, international, and comparative perspectives
Princeton classic editions.
Princeton studies in American politics.
Contents Cover; Contents; Illustrations; Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART ONE: ARSENAL; 1. "Arsenal of Democracy"; 2. "Detroit's Time Bomb": Race and Housing in the 1940s; 3. "The Coffin of Peace": The Containment of Public Housing; PART TWO: RUST; 4. "The Meanest and the Dirtiest Jobs": The Structures of Employment Discrimination; 5. "The Damning Mark of False Prosperi ties": The Deindustrialization of Detroit; 6. "Forget about Your Inalienable Right to Work": Responses to Industrial Decline and Discrimination; PART THREE: FIRE
Summary Once America's "arsenal of democracy," Detroit over the last fifty years has become the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of racial and economic inequality in modern America, Thomas Sugrue explains how Detroit and many other once prosperous 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. Probing beneath the veneer of 1950s prosperity and social consensus, Sugrue traces the rise of a new ghetto, solidified by changes in
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-364) and index
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Subject African Americans -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Poverty -- Michigan -- Detroit -- History -- 20th century.
Racism -- Michigan -- Detroit -- History -- 20th century.
Detroit (Mich.) -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations.
Detroit (Mich.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1400824591 (electronic bk.)
1400851211 (electronic bk.)
9781400824595 (electronic bk.)
9781400851218 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Race and inequality in postwar Detroit