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Devil's Night And Other True Tales of Detroit

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; overnight Detroit was violently jerked from an existence as a prosperous integrated industrial center to that of a chaotic seething ghetto Chafets goes back to the city where he grew up and learned the facts of life a city where his strongest friendship was an unlikely one with a fatherless black teenager from the ghetto a city where reality set in early when Chafets's own grandfather was killed in a holdupChafets leads us through the wilderness of the distinct subcultures of contemporary Detroit He meets the black intelligentsia who view their independent state as progress for black America; he spends time with cops whose conflicting attitudes of pride in their work and bitt Second TimeI read this book when it was first published and this week in Tru

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On the night before Halloween Detroit explodes in flame The local citizens call that evening Devil's Night; tourists sociologists and even some visiting firefighters gather to witness this outpouring of urban frustration when houses abandoned buildings and unused factories burn to the ground in an orgy of arsonIn capturing Devil's Night and other troubling Motown movements Ze'ev Cha fets hailed as a 1980s de Tocueville by The New York Times returns to the city of his youth In the early 1960s Detroit seemed like the model American city Industry was booming as both blacks and whites found steady work in the auto industry But in 1967 the worst race riot in American history erupted I strongly debated whether to give this book one star or no stars at all I f

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Erness at their city's staggering crime rate lead to frustration; he explores the growing sects in the Muslim and Christian communities that provide ecstatic religious escape; he talks to whites from the segregated suburbs to find out why they fled and about the roots of their continuous antagonism; and he converses with Mayor Coleman Young who despite the abysmal social and financial conditions of his city is convinced he is leading Detroit and its black populace to a better and brighter futurePoignant perceptive and at times hilariously funny Devil's Night And Other True Tales of Detroit gives an unprecedented look at what Ze'ev Chafets calls America's first Third World City A well done accounting of how and why Detroit had become the third world cit Le second Empire out why they fled and about the roots Napoléon et l'opéra of their continuous antagonism; and he converses with Mayor Coleman Young who despite the abysmal social and financial conditions Souvenirs de campagnes du sergent Faucheur of his city is convinced he is leading Detroit and its black populace to a better and brighter futurePoignant perceptive and at times hilariously funny Devil's Night And Other True Tales Nouvelle Histoire de la France contemporaine, tome 10 : Les Débuts de la troisième République, 1871-1898 of Detroit gives an unprecedented look at what Ze'ev Chafets calls America's first Third World City A well done accounting La France et les Français sous la IIIe République 1870-1940 of how and why Detroit had become the third world cit

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