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The Resource Detroit : a biography, Scott Martelle

Detroit : a biography, Scott Martelle

Label
Detroit : a biography
Title
Detroit
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Scott Martelle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Detroit: A Biography takes a long, unflinching look at the evolution of one of America's great cities, and one of the nation's greatest urban failures. It tells how the city grew to become the heart of American industry and how its utter collapse--from 1.8 million residents in 1950 to 714,000 only six decades later--resulted from a confluence of public policies, private industry decisions, and deep, thick seams of racism. And it raises the question: when we look at modern-day Detroit, are we looking at the ghost of America's industrial past or its future?" --Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martelle, Scott
Dewey number
977.4/34
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F574.D44
LC item number
M37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Detroit (Mich.)
  • Detroit (Mich.)
  • Detroit (Mich.)
Label
Detroit : a biography, Scott Martelle
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A difficult childhood -- The British decades -- Detroiters I, the Morans -- Detroit and the Canal of Riches -- The Civil War and racial flashpoints -- Detroit turns industrial -- Detroiters II, Michael Farrell -- The auto era -- A great migration -- The Roaring Twenties -- Great Depression -- The Black Legion -- Housing and the racial divide -- The War years -- The 1943 Riot -- The postwar boom -- Race in the Fifties -- Detroiters III, Henry Russell, Jr. -- Death of the covenants -- Detroiters IV, the Blacks -- The Oil Embargo -- Detroiters V, John Thompson -- When the jobs go away -- Detroiters VI, Shelley -- Pittsburgh, a different case
Control code
ocm756377619
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 288 pages
Isbn
9781569765265
Lccn
2011041173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)756377619
  • (Sirsi) a1118866
Label
Detroit : a biography, Scott Martelle
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A difficult childhood -- The British decades -- Detroiters I, the Morans -- Detroit and the Canal of Riches -- The Civil War and racial flashpoints -- Detroit turns industrial -- Detroiters II, Michael Farrell -- The auto era -- A great migration -- The Roaring Twenties -- Great Depression -- The Black Legion -- Housing and the racial divide -- The War years -- The 1943 Riot -- The postwar boom -- Race in the Fifties -- Detroiters III, Henry Russell, Jr. -- Death of the covenants -- Detroiters IV, the Blacks -- The Oil Embargo -- Detroiters V, John Thompson -- When the jobs go away -- Detroiters VI, Shelley -- Pittsburgh, a different case
Control code
ocm756377619
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 288 pages
Isbn
9781569765265
Lccn
2011041173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)756377619
  • (Sirsi) a1118866

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