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

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

Detroit: Three Pathways to Revitalization

Solomon, Lewis D. 2014. Detroit: Three Pathways to Revitalization. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers. This slim report skips too quickly over the economic and political history of the city and rushes … Continue reading

Detroit’s Wartime Industry: Arsenal of Democracy

Davis, Michael W. R. 2007. Detroit’s Wartime Industry: Arsenal of Democracy. Images of America. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub. Arcadia Publishing has created a number of “Images” series, including Images of … Continue reading

Whose Detroit?: Politics, Labor, and Race in a Modern American City

Thompson, Heather Ann. 2001. Whose Detroit?: Politics, Labor, and Race in a Modern American City. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Following Thomas Sugrue, Thompson argues that urban centers like Detroit didn’t … Continue reading

The Changing Face of Inequality: Urbanization, Industrial Development, and Immigrants in Detroit, 1880-1920

Zunz, Olivier. 1983. The Changing Face of Inequality: Urbanization, Industrial Development, and Immigrants in Detroit, 1880-1920. Chicago, Ill. ; London: University of Chicago Press.

Race against Liberalism: Black Workers and the UAW in Detroit

Lewis-Colman, David M. 2008.Race against Liberalism: Black Workers and the UAW in Detroit. The Working Class in American History. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.