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Fournier, Gregory A.

Summary: "Zug Island: A Detroit Riot Novel tells a Huck Finn-meets-heavy-industry tale about a suburban white kid who gets a crash course in race relations. Set in 1967 against a backdrop of industrial blight and urban decay, the book follows Jake Malone and Theo Semple as they stumble in and out of rhythm on Detroit's mean streets to discover that the face of racism comes in every shade of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wheatmark 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FOU

Summary: Fifty years after anger and frustration over police-community relations boiled over into a rebellion in Detroit, there are lots of people asking what we’ve learned, how we’ve changed. ...There are so many ways that the factors that led to the uprising are still with us. There are so many reminders, both physical and metaphorical. If there is good news, 50 years after the 1967 uprising, it is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mission Point Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.434 INT

Clemens, Paul

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2005

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Clemens

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: MI 305.809 CLE

Philp, Drew

2 holds on 5 copies

Summary: "A young writer's sincere search (with his dog) for an authentic life--buying a ruined house in Detroit for $500, fixing it up nail by nail, and, in the process, participating in the grassroots rebirth of the city itself."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PHILP, DREW PHI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B PHILP PHI

Van Dusen, Gerald C.

Summary: In 1941, a real estate developer in northwest Detroit faced a dilemma. He needed federal financing for white clients purchasing lots in a new subdivision abutting a community of mostly African Americans. When the banks deemed the development too risky because of potential racial tension, the developer proposed a novel solution. He built a six-foot-tall, one-foot-thick concrete barrier extending...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The History Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.434 VAN

Widick, B. J.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 1989

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 WID

Boyle, Kevin

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: Follows the 1925 murder trial of African-American doctor Ossian Sweet, who was accused of murdering a white person during a mob attack on his home, and includes a history of the Sweet family and a portrait of his attorney, Clarence Darrow.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2011

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 345.0252 BOY

Kinney, Rebecca J.

Summary: "The first book to analyze how contemporary ideas of Detroit circulate in popular culture in order to map the extension of the mythology of the frontier in American culture. Kinney analyzes a cross-section of twentieth and twenty first century cultural locations--an internet web forum, architectural photography, advertising and commercial culture, documentary film, and print and online...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Minnesota Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.434 KIN

Miles, Tiya

Summary: Most Americans believe that slavery was a creature of the South, and that Northern states and territories provided stops on the Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves on their way to Canada. In this paradigm-shifting book, celebrated historian Tiya Miles reveals that slavery was at the heart of the Midwest's iconic city: Detroit. In this richly researched and eye-opening book, Miles has...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 977.434 MIL

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.434 MIL

Darden, Joe T.

Summary: Episodes of racial conflict in Detroit form just one facet of the city's storied and legendary history, and they have sometimes overshadowed the less widely known but equally important occurrence of interracial cooperation in seeking solutions to the city's problems. The conflicts also present many opportunities to analyze, learn from, and interrogate the past in order to help lay the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Michigan State University Press 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.896 DAR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.896 DAR

Boyd, Herb

Summary: 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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.434 BOY

Boyle, Kevin

Summary: The grandson of a slave, Dr. Ossian Sweet moved his family to an all-white Detroit neighborhood in 1925. When his neighbors attempted to drive him out, Sweet defended himself--resulting in the death of a white man and a murder trial for Sweet. There followed one of the most important (and shockingly unknown) cases in Civil Rights history. Also caught up in the intense courtroom drama were legal...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 345.73 BOY

Georgakas, Dan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: South End Press 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.896 GEO

Shogan, Robert.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chilton Books 1964

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.434 SHO

Chafets, Ze'ev.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1990

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.896 CHA

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: MI 305.896 CHA

Lasser, Scott.

Summary: After losing his son and divorcing his wife, a Detroit native returns home after twenty-five years and becomes involved with the sister of his murdered high school girlfriend as he tries to put back the pieces of his life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 0000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAS

Fine, Sidney

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Michigan Press 1989

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Reference, Call number: NEL 977.434 FIN

Moon, Elaine Latzman.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 1994

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: MI 977.434 MOO

Thomas, June Manning.

Summary: A history of how racial disunity and industrial decline handicapped post-World War II urban planning initiatives in Detroit.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.434 THO

Morris, Bill

Summary: While smuggling a carload of guns into Detroit on the opening day of the 1968 baseball season, a former black activist discovers he is wanted by the police for an unsolved murder during the riots of the previous summer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W W Norton & Co Inc 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOR

Kenyon, Amy Maria.

Contents: Rumors from a motel in Detroit -- Mapping postwar space and culture -- Spaces of detachment -- Critiques of suburban conformity -- Everyday life and suburban estrangement -- The city that would not go away -- Postwar space and culture in context.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEN

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