Southeastern Michigan Bibliography

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

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

Sketches of the City of Detroit, State of Michigan, Past and Present

Roberts, Robert E. 1855. Sketches of the City of Detroit, State of Michigan, Past and Present, 1855. Detroit: R.F. Johnstone & Co. http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/003933568 (October 22, 2014). This chatty 1885 booklet … Continue reading

Old Islam in Detroit: Rediscovering the Muslim American Past

Howell, Sally. 2014. Old Islam in Detroit: Rediscovering the Muslim American Past. New York: Oxford University Press. Immigrant groups of all kinds tend to develop narratives about their sojourns and … Continue reading