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

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

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

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

The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit: With a New Preface by the Author

Sugrue, Thomas J. 2005. The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit: With a New Preface by the Author. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Girls, Gangs, Women and Drugs

Taylor, Carl S. 1993. Girls, Gangs, Women and Drugs. East Lansing, Mich: Michigan State University Press. WorldCat link: https://www.worldcat.org/title/girls-gangs-women-and-drugs/oclc/28292691&referer=brief_results

Butch Queens up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit

Bailey, Marlon M. 2013. Butch Queens up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit. Triangulations: Lesbian/gay/queer Theater/drama/performance. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan 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.