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Username: Terryh

Post Number: 115
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 9:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Some interesting sociological insights into Detroit past and present.

Racial Situations: Class Predicaments of Whiteness in Detroit. Anthropologist lives in Briggs neighborhood among southern and decendants of southern migrants. Subjects discussed; Gentrification in Corktown; the controversial Malcom X academy in Warrendale.

Layered Violence: The Detroit Race Riot of 1943.
The book describes in detail incidents that influenced the riot. Lots of statistical info.

The Purple Gang:Lots of pics. Interesting.

Three Bullets Sealed His Lips: The Murder of Senator Warren Hooper and trial of Purple Gang members. Covers corruption in state legislature.

Who Killed Detroit: Written by ex-Police Commissioner Johannes Spreen who criticizes police tactics as well as subversive left and right wing radical groups during turbulent sixties.

The Algiers Motel Incident: Murder of three unarmed men at seedy Woodward Ave. hotel during riot of 1967.

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