Synopses & Reviews
"Thomas's ground-breaking study should occupy a central place in the literature of American urban history." --Choice
"... path-breaking... a fine community study... " --Journal of American Studies
"Thomas's work is essential reading... succeeds in providing a bridge of information on the social, political, legal, and economic development of the Detroit black community between the turn of the century and 1945."
Includes bibliographical references (p. [321-357) and index.
About the Author
RICHARD W. THOMAS, Associate Professor of History and Urban Affairs Programs at Michigan State University, is author or co-author of numerous publications in race relations and black history.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
List of Tables
One Early Struggles and Community Building
Two The Demand for Black Labor, Migration, and the Emerging Black Industrial Working Class, 1915-1930
Three The Role of the Detroit Urban League in the Community Building Process, 1916-1945
Fourt Weathering the Storm
Five Racial Discrimination in Industrial Detroit: Preparing the Ground for Community Social Consciousness
Six Social Consciousness and Self-Helf: The Heart and Soul of Community Building
Seven Protest and Politics: Emerging Forms of Community Empowerment
Eight Conflicting Strategies of Black Community Building: Unionization vs. Ford Corporate Paternalism, 1936-1941