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Whose Detroit? : Politics, Labor, and Race in a Modern American City

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  • ISBN: 9780801488849
  • ISBN: 9781501702020
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (304 pages)
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  • Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2015.

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Formatted Contents Note: Whose Detroit? -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: Reassessing the Fate of Postwar Cities, Politics, and Labor -- 1. Beyond Racial Polarization: Political Complexity in the City and Labor Movement of the 1950s -- 2. Optimism and Crisis in the New Liberal Metropolis -- 3. Driving Desperation on the Auto Shop Floor -- 4. Citizens, Politicians, and the Escalating War for Detroit's Civic Future -- 5. Workers, Officials, and the Escalating War for Detroit's Labor Future -- 6. From Battles on City Streets to Clashes in the Courtroom -- 7. From Fights for Union Office to Wildcats in the Workplace -- 8. Urban Realignment and Labor Retrenchment: An End to Detroit's War at Home -- Conclusion: Civic Transformation and Labor Movement Decline in Postwar Urban America -- Epilogue -- Notes from the Author -- Notes -- Index.
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Subject: African Americans -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
African Americans -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Social conditions -- 20th century
African Americans -- Migrations -- History -- 20th century
Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Labor movement -- Michigan -- Detroit -- History -- 20th century
Poor -- Michigan -- Detroit -- History -- 20th century
Rural-urban migration -- United States -- History -- 20th century
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