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Whose Detroit? : politics, labor, and race in a modern American city /

by Thompson, Heather Ann.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2001Description: viii, 295 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 080143520X (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): African Americans -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Social conditions -- 20th century | African Americans -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Economic conditions -- 20th century | Poor -- Michigan -- Detroit -- History -- 20th century | Labor movement -- Michigan -- Detroit -- History -- 20th century | African Americans -- Migrations -- History -- 20th century | Rural-urban migration -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century | Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations | Detroit (Mich.) -- Economic conditions -- 20th centuryOnline resources: Book review (H-Net) | Table of contents
Contents:
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.
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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.

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