Southeastern Michigan Bibliography

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The Broken Table: The Detroit Newspaper Strike and the State of American Labor

Rhomberg, Chris. 2012. The Broken Table: The Detroit Newspaper Strike and the State of American Labor. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

This autopsy of an epic strike effectively lays out how corporate interests subverted collective bargaining to the point of no return. This rupture is seen by some as an iconic moment in the 20th century rise and decline of U.S. labor rights.  While The Broken Table is essential reading for labor history, it is only incidentally about Detroit.  Chapter Two provides 15 pages on the specific “civic ecology” of Detroit, but the bulk of Rhomberg’s extensive research is focused on a broader American landscape.

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