Suggested Readings on/about Detroit’s 1967 Rebellion

Against the Current, No. 190, September/October 2017

Abandon Automobile: Detroit City Poetry 2001 edited by Melba Joyce Boyd & M.L. Liebler Wayne State Univesity Press (2001).

Algiers Motel Incident by John Hersey, Alfred A. Knopf (1968).

Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination by Herb Boyd, Amistad (2017).

Detroit 1967 edited by Joel Stone, Wayne State University Press (2017).

Detroit: City of Race and Class Violence by B.J. Widick, Wayne State University Press (1972).

Detroit: I Do Mind Dying, A Study in Urban Revolution by Dan Georgakas and Marvin Surkin, several editions (1975).

Detroit: Race Riots, Racial Conflicts and the Efforts to Bridge the Racial Divide by Joe T. Darden & Richard W. Thomas, Michigan State University Press (2013).

Faith in the City: Preaching Radical Social Change in Detroit by Angela D. Dillard, University of Michigan Press (2007).

Hard Stuff: The Autobiography of Coleman Young by Coleman Young & Lonnie Wheeler, Viking Press (1994).

Managing Inequality: Northern Racial Liberalism in Interwar Detroit by Karen R. Miller, New York University Press (2017).

The Detroit Riot of 1967 by Hubert G. Locke, Wayne State University Press (1969).

The Fifty-Year Rebellion: How the U.S. Political Crisis Began in Detroit by Scott Kurashige, University of California Press (2017).

The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit by Thomas J. Sugrue, Princeton University Press (1996).

The Intersection: What Detroit has gained and lost, 50 years after the uprisings of 1967 by Bridge Magazine and the Detroit Journalism Cooperative (2017).

Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story by David Maraniss, Simon and Schuster (2015).

Violence in the Model City: The Cavanagh Administration, Race Relations, and the Detroit Riot of 1967 by Sidney Fine, Michigan State University Press (1989).

Whose Detroit? Politics, Labor and Race in a Modern American City by Heather Ann Thompson, Cornell University Press (2004).

Working Detroit: The Making of a Union Town by Steve Babson with Ron Alpern, Dave Elsila & John Revitte, Wayne State University Press (1986).

Wrestling with the Muse: Dudley Randall and the Broadside Press by Melba Joyce Boyd Columbia University Press (2003).

September-October 2017, ATC 190