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Traxus
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Post Number: 83
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 5:24 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Has anyone read this? It is a collection of short stories told by African Americans living in Detroit, mostly from World War I to present. There's a ton of history in it, one thing that stood out to me was the account of a Black Police Officer who lost his job once he bought a Packard. He was out of a job just long enough to lose the car, at which point he was told that his firing must have been a mistake, and he got his job back. Apparently the Packard was a status symbol.

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Aiw
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 7:00 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Elaine Moon, was a good friend and is a wealth of knowledge about Corrado Parducci.
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Fury13
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 8:34 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Owning a Packard was definitely a sign of status. The high-end Packards were on par with, if not superior to, the better Lincolns and Cadillacs.

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