The Color of Law

Ernie Goodman, Detroit, and the Struggle for Labor and Civil Rights

Author: Steve Babson,Dave Riddle,Dave Elsila

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814334966

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 558

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Biography of Ernie Goodman, a Detroit lawyer and political activist who played a key role in social justice cases.
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Reveal Your Detroit

An Intimate Look at a Great American City

Author: Bradford Frost,Annmarie Erickson,Detroit Institute of Arts

Publisher: Painted Turtle

ISBN: 9780814339633

Category: Art

Page: 192

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Through a unique partnership model with forty-five community organizations, the Detroit Institute of Arts' 2012 community photography project Reveal Your Detroit offered Detroit residents the chance to respond to the Museum's contemporary photography exhibition Detroit Revealed: Photographs 2000-2010. Using disposable cameras, each participant captured people, places, and things that make their lives in Detroit distinctive, inspired by the questions "what does your Detroit look like?" and "how do you want others to see it?". In the final display, over 2,300 images rotated across 60 digital photo frames, from a selection of over 10,000 submitted. For this volume, author Bradford Frost selected 192 images from the exhibit to showcase the perspectives of hundreds of residents and the places they presented, from the gritty to the sublime. Reveal Your Detroit is composed of two main sections—The Authentic City and Detroit's Vital Transformation—photo essays that evoke Detroit's spirited resolve and response to the dominant imagery of the city in decline. Photographers visit favorite Detroit sites like Eastern Market, the Detroit Riverfront, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Comerica Park, Michigan Central Station, and the Fox Theater; but they also highlight lesser known spots, like the cobblestone streets of West Canfield in Midtown, Hostel Detroit in Corktown, and the Central Business District Community Garden Downtown. Photos highlight Detroit's vibrant street and folk art, the diversity of the city's natural environment, and the vitality of residents and businesses in a range of city neighborhoods. The participating community groups are introduced in short text sections throughout the book and credited in the captions of each photo they submitted. Frost concludes with a personal section containing snapshots of a few of his own Detroit highlights. Reveal Your Detroit is not only a beautiful gift book and record of a transforming American city, it is also a testament to the possibilities of creative partnership between grassroots organizations and larger cultural institutions. Anyone with roots in Detroit or an interest in community-based art will appreciate the multilayered picture created by Reveal Your Detroit.
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The Color of Work

The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Southern Paper Industry, 1945-1980

Author: Timothy J. Minchin

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807875483

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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Histories of the civil rights movement have generally overlooked the battle to integrate the South's major industries. The paper industry, which has played an important role in the southern economy since the 1930s, has been particularly neglected. Using previously untapped legal records and oral history interviews, Timothy Minchin provides the first in-depth account of the struggle to integrate southern paper mills. Minchin describes how jobs in the southern paper industry were strictly segregated prior to the 1960s, with black workers confined to low-paying, menial positions. All work literally had a color: every job was racially designated and workers were represented by segregated local unions. Though black workers tried to protest workplace inequities through their unions, their efforts were largely ineffective until passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act opened the way for scores of antidiscrimination lawsuits. Even then, however, resistance from executives and white workers ensured that the fight to integrate the paper industry was a long and difficult one.
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Working Detroit

The Making of a Union Town

Author: Steve Babson

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814318195

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

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A standard reference for understanding labor history, connects the history of working people and unions with the history of the civil rights movement.
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The Unfinished Struggle

Turning Points in American Labor, 1877-present

Author: Steve Babson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847688296

Category: History

Page: 205

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The Unfinished Struggle is one of the most concise, comprehensive, and accessible histories of the modern American labor movement ever written. Labor scholar and activist Steve Babson's dramatic narrative examines the numerous attempts to organize workers from the Great Uprising of 1877 to the 'sitdown' strikes of the 1930s to the present day. Babson illuminates the tumultuous past, evolving agenda, and continuing conflicts of the labor movement. He carefully identifies the causes of labor's decline in recent decades and explains union leaders' attempts to revive their organizations. Most important, Babson shows readers how the fortunes of organized labor are tied to larger trends in American history.
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All Labor Has Dignity

Author: Martin Luther King (Jr.),Michael K. Honey

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807086002

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Presents a collection of speeches by the civil rights leader on the need for economic equality and justice, detailing his support of unions, labor reform, and call for an end to discrimination against African American workers.
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Lean Work

Empowerment and Exploitation in the Global Auto Industry

Author: Steve Babson

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814325353

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 4563

Examines the controversial Japanese model of lean production and its impact on work and workers in the global auto industry.
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Black Detroit

A People's History of Self-Determination

Author: Herb Boyd

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062346644

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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NAACP 2017 Image Award Finalist 2018 Michigan Notable Books honoree The author of Baldwin’s Harlem looks at the evolving culture, politics, economics, and spiritual life of Detroit—a blend of memoir, love letter, history, and clear-eyed reportage that explores the city’s past, present, and future and its significance to the African American legacy and the nation’s fabric. Herb Boyd moved to Detroit in 1943, as race riots were engulfing the city. Though he did not grasp their full significance at the time, this critical moment would be one of many he witnessed that would mold his political activism and exposed a city restless for change. In Black Detroit, he reflects on his life and this landmark place, in search of understanding why Detroit is a special place for black people. Boyd reveals how Black Detroiters were prominent in the city’s historic, groundbreaking union movement and—when given an opportunity—were among the tireless workers who made the automobile industry the center of American industry. Well paying jobs on assembly lines allowed working class Black Detroiters to ascend to the middle class and achieve financial stability, an accomplishment not often attainable in other industries. Boyd makes clear that while many of these middle-class jobs have disappeared, decimating the population and hitting blacks hardest, Detroit survives thanks to the emergence of companies such as Shinola—which represent the strength of the Motor City and and its continued importance to the country. He also brings into focus the major figures who have defined and shaped Detroit, including William Lambert, the great abolitionist, Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown, Coleman Young, the city’s first black mayor, diva songstress Aretha Franklin, Malcolm X, and Ralphe Bunche, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. With a stunning eye for detail and passion for Detroit, Boyd celebrates the music, manufacturing, politics, and culture that make it an American original.
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The Jews of Detroit

From the Beginning, 1762-1914

Author: Robert A. Rockway

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 162

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Great Lake Books. Index. Bibliography: p. 155-157.
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Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices

Power

Author: Elliot N. Dorff,Louis E. Newman

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 0827608624

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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How do we use power once we?ve gained it? Is it completely for our individual benefit, or do we use it to help our neighborhoods, or society at-large? What kinds of decisions must CEOs and business owners make regarding suppliers and customers? How should bosses treat workers? Teachers treat students? Parents treat children? Government treats citizens? Power dynamics affect people on a political level, a social level, and a deeply personal level as well. The newest volume in the Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices series examines these dynamics and includes essays by such fine contributors as U.S. Representative Henry Waxman, NBC Universal Television-West Coast President Marc Graboff, and author and scholar James Diamond.
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Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous

My Search for Jewish Cooking in France

Author: Joan Nathan

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307267598

Category: Cooking

Page: 387

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A celebration of Jewish cuisine in Paris, Alsace and the Loire Valley describes the author's visits to regional marketplaces and home kitchens, where she discovered thriving Jewish-French culinary traditions shaped by centuries of international influence. By the James Beard Award-winning author of Jewish Cooking in America.
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The Half-Life of Deindustrialization

Working-Class Writing about Economic Restructuring

Author: Sherry L Linkon

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472053795

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

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Examines how contemporary American working- class literature reveals the long- term effects of deindustrialization on individuals and communities
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Revolution Detroit

Strategies for Urban Reinvention

Author: John Gallagher

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814338577

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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After decades of suburban sprawl, job loss, and lack of regional government, Detroit has become a symbol of post-industrial distress and also one of the most complex urban environments in the world. In Revolution Detroit: Strategies for Urban Reinvention, John Gallagher argues that Detroit's experience can offer valuable lessons to other cities that are, or will soon be, dealing with the same broken municipal model. A follow-up to his award-winning 2010 work, Reimagining Detroit, this volume looks at Detroit's successes and failures in confronting its considerable challenges. It also looks at other ideas for reinvention drawn from the recent history of other cities, including Cleveland, Flint, Richmond, Philadelphia, and Youngstown, as well as overseas cities, including Manchester and Leipzig. This book surveys four key areas: governance, education and crime, economic models, and the repurposing of vacant urban land. Among the topics Gallagher covers are effective new urban governance models developed in Cleveland and Detroit; new education models highlighting low-income-but-high-achievement schools and districts; creative new entrepreneurial business models emerging in Detroit and other post-industrial cities; and examples of successful repurposing of vacant urban land through urban agriculture, restoration of natural landscapes, and the use of art in public places. He concludes with a cautious yet hopeful message that Detroit may prove to be the world's most important venue for successful urban experimentation and that the reinvention portrayed in the book can be repeated in many cities. Gallagher's extensive traveling and research, along with his long career covering urban redevelopment for the Detroit Free Press, has given him an unmatched perspective on Detroit's story. Readers interested in urban studies and recent Detroit history will appreciate this thoughtful assessment of the best practices and obvious errors when it comes to reinventing our cities.
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How to Prepare Your Curriculum Vitae

Author: Acy Jackson,Kathleen Geckeis

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071426268

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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The curriculum vitae, a resume of educational and work background, is essential for undergraduates applying to graduate and professional schools. Now revised and updated, How to Prepare Your Curriculum Vitae helps readers to analyze their academic career and create the best "academic resume" possible. Features: A new chapter on crafting international CVs Sample CVs, including scannable and international Extensive appendix material with a comprehensive list of action verbs and a bibliography of style books and manuals
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Safe As Houses

Author: Eric Walters

Publisher: Penguin Group

ISBN: 038567340X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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The date is October 15, 1954. Thirteen-year-old Elizabeth, who lives in the Toronto suburb of Weston, is a typical grade 8 girl. She has a secret crush on a boy in her class and she thinks Elvis Presley is "dreamy." Elizabeth also has a part-time job babysitting an adorable little grade 2 girl named Suzie, and Suzie’s not-so-adorable grade 6 brother, David. Elizabeth’s job is to walk Suzie and David home after school and then stay at their house with them until their mother gets home from work. David resents Elizabeth because he thinks he is too old for a babysitter, and he goes out of his way to make life miserable for her. On this particular evening, however, Elizabeth has more than a badly behaved boy to contend with. It is on this October night that Hurricane Hazel roars down on Toronto, bringing torrential rains that cause extensive flooding. David and Suzie’s house is on Raymore Drive, a street that will be practically wiped out by the floodwaters. David and Suzie’s parents are unable to reach the house, which means the children’s safety on this most deadly of nights is Elizabeth’s responsibility. She finds herself increasingly isolated. They are surrounded by rising water. The electricity goes out. The phone goes dead. Still, Elizabeth is sure they will be safe as long as they remain in the house. But are Elizabeth and the children really as "safe as houses"? Before this terrifying night is over, Elizabeth and David will have to learn to communicate and cooperate if they are to save their own lives and Suzie’s. Their survival in the midst of one of Canada’s worst disasters will depend upon their resourcefulness, maturity and courage. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Midrash & Medicine

Healing Body and Soul in the Jewish Interpretive Tradition

Author: William Cutter

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 1580234283

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 315

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This volume examines the spiritual shortfalls of our current healing environment and explores how midrash can help you see beyond the physical aspects of healing to tune in to your spiritual source.
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Three Strikes

Miners, Musicians, Salesgirls, and the Fighting Spirit of Labor's Last Century

Author: Howard Zinn,Dana Frank,Robin D. G. Kelley

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807050132

Category: History

Page: 184

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Essays examine three events in American labor history, including the failed attempt made by movie house musicians to retain their jobs following the introduction of talking pictures.
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Cohodas

the story of a family

Author: Wilbert H. Treloar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The Summer Before (The Baby-Sitters Club)

Author: Ann M. Martin

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338094580

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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The BSC returns in this fantastic prequel from Newbery Honor author Ann M. Martin. Before there was the Baby-Sitters Club, there were four girls named Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, and Stacey McGill. As they start the summer before seventh grade (also before they start the BSC), each of them is on the cusp of a big change. Kristy is still hung up on hoping that her father will return to her family. Mary Anne has to prove to her father that she's no longer a little girl who needs hundreds of rules. Claudia is navigating her first major crush on a boy. And Stacey is leaving her entire New York City life behind...
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On Asian Streets and Public Space

Author: Hee Limin,Low Boon Liang,Heng Chye Kiang

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9971694905

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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The rapid urbanization of the Asian continent and transformation of its cityscapes have incited many professionals and scholars to pay urgent attention to the study of Asian streets and public spaces in the hope of recording them, learning from their complex nature, and even applying distilled principles in new environments before they disappear under the assault of rapid urban transformation. This volume presents articles focusing on four prevalent themes, namely transformation and modernity, the culture of streets, experiencing the street and finally, design and quality of streets. However, these themes inevitably overlap, pointing out again the complexity of what we call the "street" and the necessity for interdisciplinary research. Finally, adding "Asian" to "street" opens up the discussion about spaces in the Asian city, and even concepts of "Asian-ness", if indeed such a concept can be defined. Believing in the importance of understanding "Asian streets" and "streets" in general for future design and planning of our cities, this collection of essays encourages greater interest in this subject, and therefore more interdisciplinary research. Accordingly, this book should interest not only urban planners, architects and other design and building professionals, but also environmentalists, sociologists, anthropologists, geographers and historians as well as the general public.
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