It was published by Princeton University Press and has a total of 416 pages in the book. Это цена за исключением сборов на обработку и доставку заказа , по которой такой же или почти идентичный товар выставляется на продажу в данный момент или выставлялся на продажу в недавно. Sugrue's short study of Detroit, from the late 1930's through the 1970's is an attempt to understand the structure of Detroit's decline in racial, political, economic, and sometimes spatial terms. As noted by other reviewers, sometimes the book is heavy on fact and light on a higher level organizations. He focuses on urban neighborhoods, where white working-class homeowners mobilized to prevent integration as blacks tried to move out of the crumbling and overcrowded inner city.
For example, the most enduring image for me is that of the presumably well-intentioned Easby Wilson becoming the first black in an all-white neighborhood, only to see his home repeatedly vandalized and his family harassed by literally an all-ages mob of neighbors. Pages may include moderate to heavy amount of notes and highlighting,but the text is not obscured or unreadable. The spine may show signs of wear. Most of us don't see this dynamic, but they should. Detroit's loss of manufacturing jobs between 1947 and 1963 amounted to 134,000;during that same period the city's number of working age males and females increased. A third body of scholarship seeks to explain the urban crisis by focusing on politics during the era of urban marginalization in social policy.
All situations have long history of circumstances that leads to the current state of affairs and on that point the book does a good job of revealing the history which led to the present day situation of Detroit's inner-city as well as other cities in the Untied States. The story of the book is that racism is a complex phenomenon. Some restrictions on the free flow of corporate property may have insured that Detroit's colossal unemployment of the late twentieth century would not be so colossal and seemingly intractable. And while he does not mention another fact, it was also in the middle 1950s that the first of the Detroit area's suburban shopping malls opened. In this reappraisal of racial and economic inequality in modern America, Thomas Sugrue explains how Detroit and many other once prosperous industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty.
Used books will not include dust jackets. How they would exploit the fear of residents about the alleged nexus between Afro Americans and crime. The number of jobs in the auto industry began to decline. Surgue even blames the New Deal itself for being part of the catalyst for racial inequality and poverty among blacks in Detroit because it promoted among the white population a sense of empowerment and entitled rights that they felt they were owed as citizens and had the right to defend. It also involved efforts to stymie blacks' efforts to seek and obtain better jobs especially in the auto industry, Detroit's major industry during the last one hundred years.
This book implies that all white people were at least somewhat better off than all black people. What is new, and rather eye opening, is that Sugrue traces the beginnings of Detroit's economic woes to be nearly co-terminus with the war and not after the disastrous riot of 1967. Considering that this book probably didn't aspire to be a controlled trial or formal research study, though, those flaws can be forgiven, and in fact aren't so bad compared to most other books of its kind. It's a somewhat difficult path to follow and for a lot of people they may not be able to comprehend or believe a lot of things in the book. These riots were racially based and some of the most brutal in America. One reason is the housing patterns in the city.
It is not surprising that race was a factor in housing and employment in Detroit. For anyone interested in this subject, I highly recommend this book! Sugrue focuses on housing, employment and, to a lesser extent, politics, to illustrate the disintegration of Detroit. Detroit's population peaked in about 1954 or 1955 at a little under two million. With the 50's and 60's came the widespread use of automation. Instead, I came away from this book armed with an improved understanding of the complex systemic factors which exacerbated inequality between blacks and whites in postwar Detroit- and by inference other rust belt cities. But I can't detract from the rating of the book since photo reproduction isn't the author' fault. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges.
The book explains the sorts of mechanisms, which governed this process. One of the good ones. Racial discrimination in this case refers to efforts by Detroit's then white majority to make blacks live in certain prescribed areas of the city and to frustrate their efforts to move outside these areas. Perhaps someone reading this will assist me. In a new preface, Sugrue discusses the ongoing legacies of the postwar transformation of urban America and engages recent scholars who have joined in the reassessment of postwar urban, political, social, and African American history.
Probing beneath the veneer of 1950s prosperity and social consensus, Sugrue traces the rise of a new ghetto, solidified by changes in the urban economy and labor market and by racial and class segregation. They look like somebody photocopied them from the book, spilled black ink on them, and then scanned them for publication. Customer service is our top priority!. The action of courts and legislatures to overcome the use of discriminatory covenants was opposed violently. The item is very worn but continues to work perfectly. The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives by Thomas J. I only gave the book four stars because it feels scattered at times in the way it moved through history and across topics.
Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp s. Certainly without a doubt black people in general have had a far more difficult experience in this country than white people. May include supplemental or companion materials if applicable. In 2005, Detroit looks more like a city awaiting reconstruction after a series of aerial bomber raids than the dynamo of manufacturing it was at the close of the Second World War. I dont agree with Sugrue's politics but i like his books. The content of the book is especially relevant after the surprise Trump victory in the recent election. How employers would discriminate against blacks, to keep them in lowly paid positions and the fights that some unions engaged in to overcome such practices.
Weaving together the history of workplaces, unions, civil rights groups, political organizations, and real estate agencies, Sugrue finds the roots of today's urban poverty in a hidden history o. Usually people that don't feel the same about a particular issue who are in a larger group who feel strongly about an issue are too afraid to raise their voice of discontent because they feel that they will suffer ostracizing from the group they are in. In a new preface, Sugrue discusses the ongoing legacies of the postwar transformation of urban America and engages recent scholars who have joined in the reassessment of postwar urban, political, social, and African American history. According to this perception, Detroit literally went to hell in a handcart during the 1960s-1990s period. About this Item: Princeton University Press, 2005. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. He challenges the conventional wisdom that urban decline is the product of the social programs and racial fissures of the 1960s.