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Additional Sources

Many scholars have written books about the themes in this web exhibit. Often, they have used the archival materials at the Reuther Library and other repositories.

As you explore these links, ask yourself if you've found a primary source or a secondary source. Primary sources are up to you to interpret, while secondary sources have a thesis they are presenting to the reader.

For secondary sources, examine the footnotes and notice the authors' use of primary sources. How have they used certain materials to prove their theses? Would you have made a different argument? Why?


Suggested Reading:

Aberbach, Joel D. and Walker, Jack L. Race in the City; Political Trust and Public Policy in the New Urban System.

Bates, Beth Thompkins.  The Making of Black Detroit in the Age of Henry Ford. 

Berlatsky, Noah. The 1967 Detroit Riots.

Boskin, Joseph. Urban Racial Violence in the Twentieth Century.

Boutelle, Paul. The Black Uprisings: Newark, 1967, Detroit.

Boyle, Kevin. Arc of Justice: A Sage of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age.

Brown, Earl Jones. Why Race Riots? Lessons from Detroit.

Buchanan, Heather, Stanford, Sharon, and Kimble, Teresa. Eyes on Fire: Witnesses to the Detroit Riot of 1967.

Capeci, Dominic J., Jr. and Martha Wilkerson. Layered Violence: The Detroit Rioters of 1943. 

Capeci, Dominic J., Jr. Race Relations in Wartime Detroit: The Sojourner Truth Housing Controversy.

Colling, Herb. Turning Points: The Detroit Riot of 1967: A Canadian Perspective.

Darden, Joe T. Detroit: Race Riots, Racial Conflicts, and Efforts to Bridge the Racial Divide.

Detroit Free Press. Reporting the Detroit Riot.

Detroit Urban League. The People Beyond 12th Street: A Survey of Attitudes of Detroit Negroes After the Riot of 1967.

Fine, Sidney. Violence in the Model City: The Cavanagh Administration, Race Relations, and the Detroit Riot of 1967. 

Georgakas, Dan and Surkin, Marvin. Detroit, I Do Mind Dying: A Study in Urban Revolution.

Geschwender, James. Class, Race, and Worker Insurgency: The League of Revolutionary Black Workers.

Hampton, Henry and Fayer, Steve. Voice of Freedom: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s through the 1980s.

Hatchett, Shirley. Black Racial Attitude Change in Detroit, 1968-1976.

Henderson, George. Twelfth Street: An Analysis of a Changed Neighborhood.

Herman, Max Arthur. Summer of Rage: An Oral History of the 1967 Newark and Detroit Riots.

Hersey, John. The Algiers Motel Incident.

Johnson, Arthur. Race and Remembrance: A Memoir.

Katzman, David. Before the Ghetto; Black Detroit in the Nineteenth Century.

Lachman, Sheldon. The Detroit Riot of July 1967: A Psychological, Social and Economic Profile of 500 Arrestees.

Lee, Alfred McClung. Race Riot, Detroit 1943.

Leggett, John C. Class, Race, and Labor; Working-Class Consciousness in Detroit.

Lincoln, James. The Anatomy of a Riot; A Detroit Judge’s Report.

Locke, Hubert. The Detroit Riot of 1967.

Miller, Karen  Managing Inequality: Northern Racial Liberalism in Interwar Detroit.

Neithercut, Mark E. Detroit Twenty Years After: A Statistical Profile of the Detroit Area Since 1967.

New Detroit, Inc. Beyond the Difference, a New Detroit Assessment, November 1969.

Shaw, Todd. Now Is the Time!: Detroit Black Politics and Grassroots Activism. 

Shogan, Robert. The Detroit Race Riot; A Study in Violence.

Sugrue, Thomas. The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit.

Summer 1968 in Detroit: A Survey of Attitudes Toward Inner-City Unrest: Conducted for New Detroit Committee.

Thomas, June Manning. Redevelopment and Race: Planning a Finer City in Postwar Detroit.

Thompson, Heather Ann. Whose Detroit? Politics, Labor, and Race in a Modern American City. 

Widick, B.J. Detroit: City of Race and Class Violence.

Wolcott, Victoria. Remaking Respectability: African American Women in Interwar Detroit.