Discuss Detroit Archives - Beginning January 2007 Detroit related must reads! Previous Next
Top of pageBottom of page

Terryh
Member
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.

Add Your Message Here
Posting is currently disabled in this topic. Contact your discussion moderator for more information.