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Movie-Made Los Angeles

John Trafton

Explores the proto-cinematic visual culture of Los Angeles that set the scene for modern Hollywood.

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Published: October 2023
ISBN: 9780814347768
$36.99
Hardcover
Published: October 2023
ISBN: 9780814347775
$94.99
Ebook
Published: October 2023
ISBN: 9780814347782
$34.99
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A People's Atlas of Detroit

edited by Andrew Newman, Linda Campbell, Sara Safransky, and Tim Stallmann

Critical, wide-ranging analyses of Detroit's redevelopment and alternative visions for its future.

Paperback
Published: February 2020
ISBN: 9780814342978
$39.99
Ebook
Published: February 2020
ISBN: 9780814342985
$24.99

Embracing a City, the Kresge Foundation in Detroit: 1993-2017

Tony Proscio and M. A. Farber

An introspective evaluation of the role a private philanthropy, The Kresge Foundation, has played over the past decade in Detroit's renewal.

Paperback
Published: January 2019
ISBN: 9780983965473
$24.99
Ebook
Published: January 2019
ISBN: 9780983965497
$24.99

Roads to Prosperity

Economic Development Lessons from Midsize Canadian Cities

Gary S. Sands and Laura A. Reese

Explores popular economic development strategies in midsize Canadian urban areas.

Paperback
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814343593
$39.99
Hardcover
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344415
$64.99
Ebook
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814343609
$24.99
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Detroit 1967

Origins, Impacts, Legacies

edited by Joel Stoneforeword by Thomas J. Sugrue

Examines relationships between black and white Detroit residents through the lens of 1967, fifty years later.

Hardcover
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814343036
$29.99
Ebook
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814343043
$13.99

Detroit's Eastern Market

A Farmers Market Shopping and Cooking Guide, Third Edition

Lois Johnson and Margaret Thomas
Photographs by Bruce Harkness

An updated guide to Detroit’s renowned open-air farmers market, featuring stories and recipes from four generations of families, with new information, photos, and recipes.

Paperback
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814341599
$24.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814341605

Mapping Detroit

Land, Community, and Shaping a City

edited by June Manning Thomas and Henco Bekkeringforeword by Monica Ponce de Leon

Illustrates and analyzes Detroit's dramatic physical transformation in a balanced mix of text and maps.

Paperback
Published: March 2015
ISBN: 9780814340264
$36.99
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Published: March 2015
ISBN: 9780814340271
$36.99
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Reveal Your Detroit

An Intimate Look at a Great American City

Bradford Frost and Detroit Institute of Arts

Presents photos from a unique community exhibit sponsored by the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Paperback
Published: September 2013
ISBN: 9780814339633
$24.95
Ebook
Published: September 2013
ISBN: 9780814339640
$24.99

Redevelopment and Race

Planning a Finer City in Postwar Detroit

June Manning Thomas

A history of how racial disunity and industrial decline handicapped post-World War II urban planning initiatives in Detroit.

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Published: April 2013
ISBN: 9780814339077
$32.99
Ebook
Published: April 2013
ISBN: 9780814339084
$24.99
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Revolution Detroit

Strategies for Urban Reinvention

John Gallagher

A practical guide to what's working in urban reinvention with examples drawn from Detroit and other cities.

Paperback
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338711
$24.95
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Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338575
$24.99
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Reimagining Detroit

Opportunities for Redefining an American City

John Gallagher

Suggests ways for Detroit to become a smaller but better city in the twenty first century and proposes productive uses for the city's vacant spaces.

Paperback
Published: October 2010
ISBN: 9780814334690
$24.99
Ebook
Published: October 2010
ISBN: 9780814336052
$24.99
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Connecting the Dots

Tyree Guyton's Heidelberg Project

A collection of varied reflections on the Heidelberg Project, a Detroit art installation that has garnered international acclaim and has been the focus of local controversy.

Hardcover
Published: June 2007
ISBN: 9780814333204
$60.00

Dreaming Suburbia

Detroit and the Production of Postwar Space and Culture

Amy Maria Kenyon

A multifaceted cultural study of suburbanization in the United States, and Detroit in particular, during the postwar suburban boom.

Paperback
Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780814332283
$27.99
Ebook
Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780814339138
$24.99

Critical Evaluations of Economic Development Policies

Edited by Laura A. Reese and David Fasenfest

This ground-breaking text offers alternative models for critical evaluation of the values behind and the success of local-level economic development policies.

Hardcover
Published: April 2004
ISBN: 9780814329009
$49.99

Community-Based Organizations

The Intersection of Social Capital and Local Context in Contemporary Urban Society

edited by Robert Mark Silverman

A critical examination of the social capital debate, which establishes a foundation for progressive reform in community development practice and local government.

Paperback
Published: February 2004
ISBN: 9780814331576
$39.99

Churches and Urban Government in Detroit and New York, 1895-1994

Henry J. Prattforeword by Annis Pratt, Faith Pratt Hopp, and Ronald Brown

This groundbreaking study analyzes the relationship between the two powerful forces -- church organizations and urban politics -- within New York City and Detroit during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Paperback
Published: February 2004
ISBN: 9780814331729
$28.99
Ebook
Published: February 2004
ISBN: 9780814336687
$28.99

Civic Culture and Urban Change

Governing Dallas

Royce Hanson

A study of how civic culture shaped policy responses to the demographic and economic transformations of Dallas, Texas.

Hardcover
Published: April 2003
ISBN: 9780814330807
$44.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2003
ISBN: 9780814337479

The Politics of Black Empowerment

The Transformation of Black Activism in Urban America

James Jennings

The Politics of Black Empowerment uses the experiences of grassroots activists to develop various conceptualizations and explanations of Black political behavior today.

Paperback
Published: August 2000
ISBN: 9780814323182
$21.99
Ebook
Published: August 2000
ISBN: 9780814336618
$19.99

When Corporations Leave Town

The Costs and Benefits of Metropolitan Job Sprawl

Joseph Persky and Wim Wiewel

When Corporations Leave Town presents new and challenging arguments and solutions surrounding the current political debates about deconcentration.

Paperback
Published: August 2000
ISBN: 9780814329085
$24.99
Hardcover
Published: August 2000
ISBN: 9780814329078
$44.95

The Detroit Riot of 1967

Hubert G. Locke

Eyewitness account of the civil disorder in Detroit in the summer of 1967.

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ISBN: 9780814343777
$26.99
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ISBN: 9780814343784