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Detroit

A Biography

by Scott Martelle

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At its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, Detroit's status as epicenter of the American auto industry made it a vibrant, populous, commercial hub—and then the bottom fell out. 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. This authoritative yet accessible narrative seeks to explain how the city grew to become the heart of American industry and how its utter collapse—from nearly two million residents in 1950 to less than 715,000 some six decades later—resulted from a confluence of public policies, private industry decisions, and deeply ingrained racism. Drawing from U.S. Census data and including profiles of individuals who embody the recent struggles and hopes of the city, this book chronicles the evolution of what a modern city once was and what it has become.


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Publisher: Chicago Review Press

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  • Release date: Sep 27, 2012

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  • ISBN: 9781613730690
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  • ISBN: 9781613730676
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At its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, Detroit's status as epicenter of the American auto industry made it a vibrant, populous, commercial hub—and then the bottom fell out. 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. This authoritative yet accessible narrative seeks to explain how the city grew to become the heart of American industry and how its utter collapse—from nearly two million residents in 1950 to less than 715,000 some six decades later—resulted from a confluence of public policies, private industry decisions, and deeply ingrained racism. Drawing from U.S. Census data and including profiles of individuals who embody the recent struggles and hopes of the city, this book chronicles the evolution of what a modern city once was and what it has become.


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    Publisher:
    Chicago Review Press

    Kindle Book
    Release date: Sep 27, 2012

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781613730690
    Release date: Sep 27, 2012

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781613730690
    File size: 1464 KB
    Release date: Sep 27, 2012

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781613730676
    File size: 5790 KB
    Release date: Sep 27, 2012

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