Poletown: COMMUNITY BETRAYED
by Jeanie Wylie
University of Illinois Press, 1989
Cloth: 978-0-252-01624-0 | Paper: 978-0-252-06153-0
Library of Congress Classification HD9710.U54G4758 1989
Dewey Decimal Classification 323.46

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ABOUT THIS BOOK
More than 4,200 residents of Detroit's "Poletown" community lost their homes in the 1980s when the neighborhood was razed to accommodate construction of a Cadillac plant on land where generations of Polish immigrants had lived, worked, and worshipped. Poletown is the story of the only group in Detroit to oppose the construction plan: the Poles and blacks who fought side by side to save their neighborhood, one of the city's oldest integrated communities.
"This book is about the ramifications of raw corporate power going unchecked." -- John Conyers, Michigan congressman
"Racial class is a fundamental problem in America. But Poletown demonstrates that economic class is even more fundamental." -- Rev. Jesse Jackson
 
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