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The Origins of the Urban Crisis:
Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit
Thomas J. Sugrue
With a new preface by the author

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations ix
List of Tables xiii
Preface to the Princeton Classics Edition xv
Preface to the 2005 Paperback Edition xxxii
Acknowledgments li
Introduction 3
PART ONE: ARSENAL 15
1. "Arsenal of Democracy" 17
2. "Detroit's Time Bomb": Race and Housing in the 1940s 33
3. "The Coffin of Peace": The Containment of Public Housing 57
PART TWO: RUST 89
4. "The Meanest and the Dirtiest Jobs": The Structures of Employment Discrimination 91
5. "The Damning Mark of False Prosperities": The Deindustrialization of Detroit 125
6. "Forget about Your Inalienable Right to Work": Responses to Industrial Decline and Discrimination 153
PART THREE: FIRE 179
7. Class, Status, and Residence: The Changing Geography of Black Detroit 181
8. "Homeowners' Rights": White Resistance and the Rise of Antiliberalism 209
9. "United Communities Are Impregnable": Violence and the Color Line 231
Conclusion. Crisis: Detroit and the Fate of Postindustrial America 259
Appendixes
A. Index of Dissimilarity, Blacks and Whites in Major American Cities, 1940-1990 273
B. African American Occupational Structure in Detroit, 1940-1970 275
List of Abbreviations in the Notes 279
Notes 281
Index 365

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