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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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ISBN:
9781613743676
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press
Subject:
Social Science : Sociology - Rural
Author:
Martelle, Scott
Subject:
History : United States - State & Local - Midwest
Subject:
Political Science : Public Policy - City Planning & Urban De
Subject:
Social Science : Sociology - Urban
Publication Date:
April 2012
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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