Southeastern Michigan Bibliography

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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

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

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.

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.

Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age

Boyle, Kevin. 2004. Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age. 1st ed. New York: H.Holt.