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Detroit, MI

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Basics

On the Web: Articles

Remembering the Sweet Case. Shawn D. Lewis, Detroit News (9/7/00). Racial violence & injustice in the Klan-dominated Detroit of the mid-1920s.

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Detroit News.

Metro Times. Alternative paper.

In the Library: Articles

Wypijewski, Joann. "Revolutionary Detroit," New Left Review 234 (1999).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Azuela, Alicia. Diego Rivera en Detroit (México, 1986).

Boyle, Kevin. The UAW & the Heyday of American Liberalism, 1945-1968 (Ithaca: Cornell, 1998).

__________ (ed.) Organized Labor & American Politics, 1894-1994: The Labor-Liberal Alliance (Albany: SUNY, 1998).

__________. Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, & Murder in the Jazz Age (NY: Henry Holt, 2004). Detroit murder trial of Dr. Ossian Sweet in 1925.

Bush, Rod (ed.) The New Black Vote: Politics & Power in Four American Cities (San Francisco: Synthesis, 1984).

Capeci, Dominic J. Race Relations in Wartime Detroit: The Sojourner Truth Housing Controversy of 1942 (Philadelphia: Temple U., 1984).

__________ & Martha Wilkerson. Layered Violence: The Detroit Rioters of 1943 (Jackson: U. Mississippi, 1991).

Eisinger, Peter K. The Politics of Displacement: Racial & Ethnic Transition in Three American Cities (NY: Academic, 1980).

Georgakas, Dan & Marvin Surkin. Detroit: I Do Mind Dying [1975] (Cambridge MA: South End, 1998).

Nowak, Margaret Collingwood. Two Who Were There: A Biography of Stanley Nowak (Detroit: Wayne State U., 1989).

Pienkos, Angela T. (ed.) Ethnic Politics in Urban America: The Polish Experience in Four Cities (Chicago: Polish American Historical Association, 1978).

Rich, Wilbur C. Coleman Young & Detroit Politics: From Social Activist to Power Broker (Detroit: Wayne State U., 1989).

__________. Black Mayors & School Politics: The Failure of Reform in Detroit, Gary & Newark (NY: Garland, 1996).

Sugrue, Thomas. The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race & Inequality in Post-War Detroit (Princeton: Princeton, 1997).

Thompson, Heather Ann. Whose Detroit?: Politics, Labor & Race in a Modern American City (Ithaca: Cornell, 2001).

Watson, Susan. Susan Watson (Detroit: Free Press, 1990). Collected newspaper columns.

Widick, B.J. Detroit: City of Race & Class Violence [1972] (rev. ed.; Detroit: Wayne State U., 1989).

Wood, Arthur Evans. Hamtramck, Then & Now: A Sociological Study of a Polish-American Community (NY: Bookman, 1955).

Young, Coleman. Hard Stuff: The Autobiography of Coleman Young (NY: Viking, 1994).

In the Library: Fiction

Anthony, Sterling. Cookie Cutter (NY: Ballantine, 1999).

Apple, Max. Zip: A Novel of the Left & the Right (NY: Viking, 1978).

Arnow, Harriet. The Dollmaker (NY: Macmillan, 1954).

Burgess, Barbara Hood. The Fred Field (NY: Delacorte, 1994).

Burton, Rainelle. The Root Worker (Woodstock NY: Overlook, 2001).

Coughlin, William J. Death Penalty: A Novel (NY: HarperCollins, 1992).

Daniels, Jim. Detroit Tales (East Lansing: Michigan State U., 2003).

Dobyns, Stephen. The House on Alexandrine (Detroit: Wayne State, 1990.

Estleman, Loren D. Motor City Blue (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980).

__________. Angel Eyes (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981).

__________. The Midnight Man (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1982).

__________. The Glass Highway (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1983).

__________. Sugartown (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984).

__________. Every Brilliant Eye (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986).

__________. Lady Yesterday (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987).

__________. General Murders (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988).

__________. Downriver (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988).

__________. Silent Thunder (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989).

__________. Sweet Women Lie (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990).

__________. Motown (NY: Bantam, 1991).

__________. King of the Corner (NY: Bantam, 1992).

__________. Edsel: A Novel of Detroit (NY: Mysterious, 1995).

__________. The Witchfinder (NY: Mysterious, 1998).

__________. The Hours of the Virgin (NY: Mysterious, 1999).

__________. Sinister Heights (NY: Mysterious, 2002).

Eugenides, Jeffrey. The Virgin Suicides (NY: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1993).

__________. Middlesex (NY: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2002).

Goines, Donald. Kenyatta's Escape (LA: Holloway House, 1974).

__________. Black Gangster (LA: Holloway House, 1995).

__________. Daddy Cool (NY: Norton, 1997).

Hardwick, Gary. Cold Medina (NY: Dutton, 1996).

__________. Double Dead (NY: Dutton, 1997).

__________. Color of Justice: A Novel of Suspense (NY: Morrow, 2002).

Leonard, Elmore. Pagan Babies (NY: Delacorte, 2000).

McMillan, Rosalyn. Knowing (NY: Warner, 1996).

__________. Blue Collar Blues (NY: Warner, 1998).

__________. The Flip Side of Sin (NY: Simon & Schuster, 2000).

McMillan, Terry. Mama (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987).

Morris, Bill. Motor City (NY: Washington Square, 1992). Detroit, the snazzy new Buick, & America in the 50s.

Nern, Daniel D. Black as Night (Boston: Beacon, 1958).

Oates, Joyce Carol. Them (NY: Vanguard, 1969).

__________. The Rise of Life on Earth (NY: New Directions, 1991).

Piercy, Marge. Braided Lives: A Novel [1982] (NY: Ballantine, 1997).

Rauth, Leslie. Pears on a Willow Tree (NY: Bard, 1998).

Scott, Kesho; Cherry Muhanji & Egyirba High. Tight Spaces [stories] (Iowa City: U. Iowa, 1999).

Slezak, Ellen. Last Year's Jesus: A Novella & Nine Stories (NY: Theia, 2002).

Verdelle, A.J. The Good Negress (Chapel Hill NC: Algonquin, 1995).

Zadoorian, Michael. Second Hand (NY: Norton, 2000).

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CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Blue Collar" [1978], dir. Paul Schrader, ?m. In video stores. Trade union corruption in Detroit auto plant.

"The Dollmaker" [1984], dir. Daniel Petrie, 150m. In video stores. Appalachian family migrates to Detroit & lives poor there in 1940s.



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