By B. J. Widick
Beginning with the legacy of the Ku Klux Klan and the industrial tyranny of the early twentieth century, Detroit: City of Race and Class Violence charts Detroit’s bitter history through the birth of industrial unionism, war time, the 1967 riots, and their effect on the city today. This revised edition pays particular attention to events since 1967: city politics, unemployment, and the creation of suburban boomtowns.
Paperback, 320 pages
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.8 inches
About the Author:
B. J. Widick was a Professor of Economics at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business.
A useful and lively introduction to Detroit's history from the dual perspectives of racial conflict and labor struggles. – Michigan Quarterly Review