Thompson, Heather Ann, 1963-

Whose Detroit? : politics, labor, and race in a modern American city / Heather Ann Thompson. - Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2001. - viii, 295 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-277) and index.

Introduction -- Beyond racial polarization: political complexity in the city and labor movement of the 1950s -- Optimism and crisis in the new liberal metropolis -- Driving desperation on the auto shop floor -- Citizens, politicians, and the escalating war for Detroit's civic future -- Workers, officials, and the escalating war for Detroit's labor future -- From battles on city streets to clashes in the courtroom -- From fights for union office to wildcats in the workplace -- 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.

080143520X (cloth : alk. paper)


African Americans--Social conditions--Michigan--Detroit--20th century.
African Americans--Economic conditions--Michigan--Detroit--20th century.
Poor--History--Michigan--Detroit--20th century.
Labor movement--History--Michigan--Detroit--20th century.
African Americans--Migrations--History--20th century.
Rural-urban migration--History--United States--20th century.

Detroit (Mich.)--Politics and government--20th century.
Detroit (Mich.)--Race relations.
Detroit (Mich.)--Economic conditions--20th century.

F574 .D457 T48 2001


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