The Origins of the Urban Crisis

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The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit
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Author Thomas J. Sugrue
Country United States
Language English
Subject Sociology, Urban planning, History
Genre nonfiction
Publisher Princeton University Press
Publication date
April 1996
Pages 375 pp
ISBN 0-691-12186-9
OCLC 59879791
305.8/00977434 22
LC Class F574.D49 N4835 2005

The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit, is the first book by historian and Detroit native Thomas J. Sugrue in which he examines the role race, housing and job discrimination played in the decline of Detroit. Sugrue argues that the decline of Detroit began long before the 1967 race riot. Sugrue argues that institutionalized and often legalized racism resulted in sharply limited opportunities for Detroit blacks for most of the twentieth century. The book has won multiple awards including a Bancroft Prize in 1998.[1]

Awards[edit]

Origins of the Urban Crisis won the 1998 Bancroft Prize in American History,[1] the 1996 Social Science History Association President's Book Award[2] for a first work by a beginning scholar,[3] the 1996 Philip Taft Prize in Labor History,[4] and the 1997 Urban History Association Prize for Best Book in North American Labor History.[5] In 2005, Princeton University Press selected Origins of the Urban Crisis as one of its 100 most influential books of the preceding century and issued it as a Princeton Classic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Bancroft Prizes: Previous Awards". Columbia University Libraries. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "HISTORICALLY SPEAKING: An Interview with Thomas J. Sugrue". The Journal for MultiMedia History (University at Albany) 2. 1999. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Awards". Social Science History Association. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Past Taft Awards Recipients". Cornell University ILR School. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "The Urban History Association Past Prize Winners". Retrieved 18 July 2011.