The Origins of the Urban Crisis
  • Release Date : 27 April 2014
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 375 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780691162553
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Download or read book entitled The Origins of the Urban Crisis by author: Thomas J. Sugrue which was release on 27 April 2014 and published by Princeton University Press with total page 375 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. The reasons behind Detroit’s persistent racialized poverty after World War II Once America's "arsenal of democracy," Detroit is now the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of America’s racial and economic inequalities, Thomas Sugrue asks why Detroit and other industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty. He challenges the conventional wisdom that urban decline is the product of the social programs and racial fissures of the 1960s. 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 of racial violence, discrimination, and deindustrialization that reshaped the American urban landscape after World War II. This Princeton Classics edition includes a new preface by Sugrue, discussing the lasting impact of the postwar transformation on urban America and the chronic issues leading to Detroit’s bankruptcy.