The Changing Face of Inequality: Urbanization, Industrial Development, and Immigrants in Detroit, 1880-1920

The Changing Face of Inequality Urbanization Industrial Development and Immigrants in Detroit Originally published in The Changing Face of Inequality is the first systematic social history of a major American city undergoing industrialization Zunz examines Detroit s evolution between

  • Title: The Changing Face of Inequality: Urbanization, Industrial Development, and Immigrants in Detroit, 1880-1920
  • Author: Olivier Zunz
  • ISBN: 9780226994581
  • Page: 250
  • Format: Paperback
  • Originally published in 1983, The Changing Face of Inequality is the first systematic social history of a major American city undergoing industrialization Zunz examines Detroit s evolution between 1880 and 1920 and discovers the ways in which ethnic and class relations profoundly altered its urban scene Stunning in scope, this work makes a major contribution to our underOriginally published in 1983, The Changing Face of Inequality is the first systematic social history of a major American city undergoing industrialization Zunz examines Detroit s evolution between 1880 and 1920 and discovers the ways in which ethnic and class relations profoundly altered its urban scene Stunning in scope, this work makes a major contribution to our understanding of twentieth century cities.

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    • Mark Bowles says:

      Detroit, in the 1880s, was an ethnically fragmented, open city in the early stages of large scale economic and industrial transformation. By 1920 Detroit became an urban, industrial leader and the first city to experience a class reordering. Other studies have focused on ethnic fragmentation in Detroit, most recently by Richard Oestreicher's Solidarity and Fragmentation, which studies how the ethnic cleavage was briefly overcome in the late 19th century by the labor unions. This analysis was tra [...]

    • Mary says:

      If you have family who came to Detroit from Germany or Poland, chances are high that they arrived in the city between the years of 1880-1920. Packed with data and analysis about employment and demographics, this book explores the sociological and economic factors they faced. Dozens of charts are included containing insights into Detroiters' lives. A thorough and fascinating read.

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