The Origins of the Urban Crisis

By Thomas J. Sugrue

Once America’s “arsenal of democracy, ” Detroit has become the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of America’s dilemma of racial and economic inequality, Thomas Sugrue asks why Detroit and other industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty….

Type: Books
Genre: History, Nonfiction, Politics

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Here's the best book I've read about post-war Detroit. Fascinating, complicated story, broadly applicable.