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Detroit

City of Race and Class Violence, Revised Edition

B. J. Widick

Detroit, Race and Ethnicity

Great Lakes Books Series

Paperback
Published: May 1989
ISBN: 9780814321041
Pages: 320 Size: 5.5x8.5
eBOOK
Published: May 1989
ISBN: 9780814337646
Review

A useful and lively introduction to Detroit's history from the dual perspectives of racial conflict and labor struggles.

— Michigan Quarterly Review

Beginning with the legacy of the Ku Klux Klan and the industrial tyranny of the early twentieth century, Detroit: City of Race and Class Violence charts Detroit’s bitter history through the birth of industrial unionism, war time, the 1967 riots, and their effect on the city today. This revised edition pays particular attention to events since 1967: city politics, unemployment, and the creation of suburban boomtowns.

B. J. Widick was, most recently, professor of economics at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business.

A useful and lively introduction to Detroit's history from the dual perspectives of racial conflict and labor struggles.

– Michigan Quarterly Review