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The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit Paperback – 15 April 2014

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; 1 edition (15 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691162557
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691162553
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 3 x 21.1 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 381 g
  • Customer Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars37 customer ratings

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Winner of the 1998 Bancroft Prize in American HistoryWinner of the 1997 Philip Taft Prize in Labor HistoryWinner of the 1996 President's Book Award, Social Science History AssociationWinner of the 1997 Best Book in North American Urban History Award, Urban History AssociationOne of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 1997Praise for Princeton's previous edition:' disciplined historical engagement with a complex, often inglorious, past offers a compelling model for understanding how race and the Rust Belt converged to create the current impasse.'--AmericaPraise for Princeton's previous edition: 'A splendid book that does no less than transform our understanding of United States history after 1940.'--Labor History

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Thomas J. Sugrue is the David Boies Professor of History and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Not Even Past: Barack Obama and the Burden of Race (Princeton) and Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North.

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5.0 out of 5 stars For someone not familiar with Detroit, it’s a great primer
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing read on historical origins of deindustrialization & the politics of suburbanizaiton
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced, critical and concise analysis of racism and poverty in Detroit.
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