Southeastern Michigan Bibliography

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

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

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

Detroit a Biography

Martelle, Scott. 2011. Detroit a Biography. 1st ed. Chicago: Chicago Review Press. http://ezproxy.emich.edu/login?url=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/emulibrary/Doc?id=10540433. An essential source for anyone serious about understanding Detroit, this book is organized chronologically, but as its … 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

Dancing in the Street: Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit

Smith, Suzanne E. 1999. Dancing in the Street: Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press. Hitsville, U.S.A. and the Motown scene are synonymous for many … Continue reading