Southeastern Michigan Bibliography

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

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 Color of Law: Ernie Goodman, Detroit, and the Struggle for Labor and Civil Rights

Babson, Steve. 2010. The Color of Law: Ernie Goodman, Detroit, and the Struggle for Labor and Civil Rights. Detroit: Wayne State University 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.

Proletarians of the North a History of Mexican Industrial Workers in Detroit and the Midwest, 1917-1933

Vargas, Zaragosa, and NetLibrary, Inc. 1999.Proletarians of the North a History of Mexican Industrial Workers in Detroit and the Midwest, 1917-1933. Pbk. ed., 1999. Latinos in American Society and Culture … Continue reading

The Broken Table: The Detroit Newspaper Strike and the State of American Labor

Rhomberg, Chris. 2012. The Broken Table: The Detroit Newspaper Strike and the State of American Labor. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. This autopsy of an epic strike effectively lays out … Continue reading