The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit (Princeton Classics)

The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit (Princeton Classics) Author Thomas J. Sugrue
ISBN-10 0691162557
ISBN-13 9780691162553
Year 2014-04-27
Pages 432
Language English
Publisher Princeton University Press
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Once America s arsenal of democracy Detroit is now the symbol of the American urban crisis In this reappraisal of America s racial and economic inequalities 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 This Princeton Classics edition includes a new preface by Sugrue discussing the lasting impact of the postwar transformation on urban America and the chronic issues leading to Detroit s bankruptcy

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