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The Resource Black Detroit : a people's history of self-determination, Herb Boyd

Black Detroit : a people's history of self-determination, Herb Boyd

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Black Detroit : a people's history of self-determination
Title
Black Detroit
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a people's history of self-determination
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Herb Boyd
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Black Detroit
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a peoples history of self-determination
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eng
Summary
"Award-winning journalist Herb Boyd chronicles the fascinating history of Detroit through the lens of the African American experience. Offering an expansive discussion of this iconic city, Black Detroit ranges in subject from Antoine de Lamothe Cadillac's initial vision of what would become a thriving metropolis to the city's glory days as the center of American commerce; from the waves of fugitives traveling on the Underground Railroad to the advent of the People Mover circling downtown; from the creation of the unparalleled sound of Motown to the emergence of Wayne State University as a hotbed of political thought. Boyd combines deep passion and a stunning eye for detail to seamlessly blend personal experience, exhaustive research, and eyewitness accounts collected from some of the city's wisest griots. Black Detroit looks at the influence African Americans have had on various aspects of the city's history, culture, and politics, including the auto industry--both as the cornerstone of the union movement and the majority population on the factory floor--and it reframes the riots sparked by police brutality and housing discrimination from the perspective of the people most impacted by the city's neglectful policies. In the process, the book presents a roll call of the illustrious men and women who have defined and shaped the Motor City, including Malcolm X, Aretha Franklin, Berry Gordy, Fannie Richards, abolitionist William Lambert, and Coleman Young, Detroit's first black mayor. This important book documents how a committed work ethic, a well-developed spirit of resistance, and a deep sense of heritage continue to run strong through Detroit's black community--providing the true engine propelling the city's reemergence as a viable urban center for the twenty-first century."--Jacket
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The author of Baldwin’s Harlem looks at the evolving culture, politics, economics, and spiritual life of Detroit—a blend of memoir, love letter, history, and clear-eyed reportage that explores the city’s past, present, and future and its significance to the African American legacy and the nation’s fabric
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contains biographical information
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977.4/34044
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illustrations
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index present
LC call number
F574.D49
LC item number
N429 2017
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non fiction
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Black Detroit : a people's history of self-determination, Herb Boyd
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-397) and index
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Contents
Foreword / by Rev. Dr. JoAnn Watson -- Introduction -- Cadillac, "the Black Prince" -- The Blackburn affair -- Black abolitionists -- Faulkner and flames -- Early years of the black church -- Black arts in the gilded age -- The Pelhams and the black elite -- Detroit and World War I -- Dr. Sweet and Mr. Ford -- White bail and the Brown Bomber -- The turbulent thirties -- Boom town -- Breakthroughs -- From Motown to showdown -- A brand-new beat -- Bing and bang -- March to militancy -- The Motor City is burning -- Our thing is DRUM! -- Under duress from STRESS -- Muses and music -- Coleman and Cockrel -- Postindustrial blues -- A mayor and malice -- Emergency, resurgency -- Kwame time! -- A spark of redevelopment -- Dhaka in Detroit -- A looming chimera -- Afterword / by Ron Lockett, executive director of the Northwest Activities Center -- Author's note: A son remembers
Control code
21086579
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 416 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062346629
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)ocn952206841
  • (OCoLC)952206841
Label
Black Detroit : a people's history of self-determination, Herb Boyd
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-397) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Rev. Dr. JoAnn Watson -- Introduction -- Cadillac, "the Black Prince" -- The Blackburn affair -- Black abolitionists -- Faulkner and flames -- Early years of the black church -- Black arts in the gilded age -- The Pelhams and the black elite -- Detroit and World War I -- Dr. Sweet and Mr. Ford -- White bail and the Brown Bomber -- The turbulent thirties -- Boom town -- Breakthroughs -- From Motown to showdown -- A brand-new beat -- Bing and bang -- March to militancy -- The Motor City is burning -- Our thing is DRUM! -- Under duress from STRESS -- Muses and music -- Coleman and Cockrel -- Postindustrial blues -- A mayor and malice -- Emergency, resurgency -- Kwame time! -- A spark of redevelopment -- Dhaka in Detroit -- A looming chimera -- Afterword / by Ron Lockett, executive director of the Northwest Activities Center -- Author's note: A son remembers
Control code
21086579
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 416 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062346629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn952206841
  • (OCoLC)952206841

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