Southeastern Michigan Bibliography

A resource guide for students, educators, researchers, Michiganders, and everyone else

Detroit: Evolution of a City

This is fabulous, interactive photographic journey enables viewers to see changes in Detroit over time with just a click and drag of a mouse. Detroit: Evolution of a City is … Continue reading

Detroit in Ruins/The Guardian gallery

Photo essay by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2011/jan/02/photography-detroit

Detroit Files for Bankruptcy, July 18th, 2013

by James L. Tatum III What does it mean for a city to be bankrupt? On July 18th, 2013, the City of Detroit went bankrupt. For most, to say a … Continue reading

Detroit, I Do Mind Dying: A Study in Urban Revolution

Georgakas, Dan. 2012. Detroit, I Do Mind Dying: A Study in Urban Revolution. Chicago, Ill: Haymarket Books. This chronicle of black labor struggle in the immediate aftermath of the 1967 … Continue reading

Life for us is what we make it : Building Black community in Detroit, 1915-1945

Thomas, Richard Walter. 1992. Life for Us Is What We Make It: Building Black Community in Detroit, 1915-1945. Blacks in the Diaspora. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. At the time this … Continue reading

A Town Abandoned: Flint, Michigan, Confronts Deindustrialization

Dandaneau, Steven P. 1996. A Town Abandoned: Flint, Michigan, Confronts Deindustrialization. SUNY Series in Popular Culture and Political Change. Albany: State University of New York Press. In this highly theoretical … Continue reading

Grit, Noise, and Revolution: The Birth of Detroit Rock “N” Roll

Carson, David. 2005. Grit, Noise, and Revolution: The Birth of Detroit Rock “N” Roll. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. From the mid 1960s until the early 1970s, Detroit’s music … Continue reading

Race Riot

Lee, Alfred McClung. 1943. Race Riot. New York, N.Y: The Dryden press, inc. Written by a pair of Wayne State sociologists, this book provides precise eyewitness accounts of the violence … Continue reading