Suggested reading

News/web sites

Detroit History/Neighborhoods Michigan Matters - CBS Detroit
Detroit Politics - Huffington Post Model D Media
Detroit Politics - Detroit Public Television Spotlight on the News - WXYZ Detroit
Flashpoint - WDIV Detroit WDET FM Detroit
Metro Mode Media  


Must read blogs


Detroit Unspun

Motor City Muckraker


Detroit History

Detroit under STRESS



Boyle, K. (2004). Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age. New York: Henry Holt and Company, LLC.

Bragg, A.E. (2011). Hidden History of Detroit. Charleston: The History Press.

Clemens, P. (2006). Made in Detroit. New York: Random House.

Conot, R.E. (1986). American Odyssey. Detroit: Wayne State University Press.

Fine, S. (2007). Violence in the Model City: The Cavanagh Administration, Race Relations, and the Detroit Riot of 1967. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press.

Gallagher, J. (2010). Reimagining Detroit: Opportunities for Redefining an American City.Detroit: Wayne State University Press.

Gavrilovich, P. & McGraw, B. (2006). The Detroit Almanac: 300 Years of Life in the Motor City. Ann Arbor: Detroit Free Press.

Holli, M.G. (1981). Reform in Detroit: Hazen S. Pingree and Urban Politics. Westport: Greenwood Publishing.

Segrue, T. (2005). Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Taylor, C.S.(1994). Dangerous Society. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press

Smith, S. (1999). Dancing in the Street: Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit: Harvard University Press.

Thomas, J.M. (1997). Redevelopment and Race: Planning a Finer City in Postwar Detroit (Michigan) (Creating the North American Landscape)

Thompson, H.(2001).  Whose Detroit, Politics, Labor, and Race in a Modern American City: Cornell University Press.

Shaw, T. (2009). Now is the Time! Detroit Black Politics and Grassroots Activism : Durham, NC, Duke University Press. 312 pp.

Goldberg, D and Griffey, T. (2010) Black power at work : community control, affirmative action, and the construction industry: ILR Press/Cornell University Press.