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

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

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