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Detroit, Race and Uneven Development (Comparative American Cities)

Joe Darden; Richard C. Hill; Richard W. Thomas

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ISBN 10: 0877224854 / ISBN 13: 9780877224853
Published by Temple University Press, 1987
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Title: Detroit, Race and Uneven Development (...

Publisher: Temple University Press

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used: Good

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Hub of the American auto industry and site of the celebrated Riverfront Renaissance, Detroit is also a city of extraordinary poverty, unemployment, and racial segregation. This duality in one of the mightiest industrial metropolises of twentieth-century North America is the focus of this study. Viewing the Motor City in light of sociology, geography, history, and planning, the authors examine the genesis of modern Detroit. They argue that the current situation of metropolitan Detroit—economic decentralization, chronic racial and class segregation, regional political fragmentation—is a logical result of trends that have gradually escalated throughout the post-World War II era. Examining its recent redevelopment policies and the ensuing political conflicts, Darden, Hill, Thomas, and Thomas, discuss where Detroit has been and where it is going.

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Examining the genesis of modern Detroit as a hub of wealth and poverty

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