Post Number: 115
|Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 9:03 pm: || |
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.