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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. Very insightful for a guy who lived near Detroit throughout this time 1980s but really had only a vague distant idea of what was going on Ze ev got to talk with just about anyone he wanted Lots of good lessons here Etapy zmiany w terapii uzależnień. Wybór i planowanie interwencji 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. Very insightful for a guy who lived near Detroit throughout this time 1980s but really had only a vague distant idea of what was going on Ze ev got to talk with just about anyone he wanted Lots of good lessons here

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Devil's Night And Other True Tales of Detroit

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 city that it was in 1988 Fashioned through interviews with people living in the differing ethnic areas and with the politicians that run the cities and townships that make up Detroit area Author does a fine job of detailing the racial divides and why the city is divided along such defined racial linesThis book helped to give me some perspective of the struggle that the city and it s people have gone through historically and in a lot of ways still struggle with to this dayAuthor also gives his account of growing up in the area and adds a nice touch of a relationship that he cultivated lost and regained over the course of growing up moving away and coming back to document what Detroit had become Also if you want to see and read about the issues that citizens still struggle with there is a great website at wwwdetroityescom Lots of pictures links forums and news It s not just advertisement Though there is evidence of a city that celebrates its strengths and its history there s also a ton of evidence in pictures of the crumbling city that Detroit still is

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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. This was written the year I was born 1988 and it reflects the backward attitudes of that time period


10 thoughts on “Devil's Night And Other True Tales of Detroit

  1. says:

    I live about 25 minutes south yes south of Detroit in Ontario Since we are so close pretty much all our media except maybe Hockey Night in Canada comes from Detroit and if we're looking to go shopping especially now that our dollar is worth out to eat or see a concert or sporting event Detroit is the closest place to goCurrently there is a

  2. says:

    This was written the year I was born 1988 and it reflects the backward attitudes of that time period

  3. says:

    I strongly debated whether to give this book one star or no stars at all I figured the author deserved one star for getting me to spend money on this book which I will never get back and actually read itI thought the book w

  4. says:

    Second TimeI read this book when it was first published and this week in Trump Time and it looses a star It's a 30 year regression I underlined a number of Chafet's opinions and he sounds as if anticipated TrumpTwo points 1 Johnson's point th

  5. says:

    Very insightful for a guy who lived near Detroit throughout this time 1980s but really had only a vague distant idea of what was going on Ze'ev got to talk with just about anyone he wanted Lots of good lessons here

  6. says:

    I found this after a search Detroit recently declared bankruptcy Not unprecedented fo a city but this is a large one Further the name

  7. says:

    This book was fascinating; it definitely addressed a lot of the political climate I didn't know about in the late 80's and early 90's as well as some of the interesting characteristics and political tendencies of Coleman Young I did have a problem with this book though and that was the author's treatment of the friction between the suburbs and Detroit while reporting very scarcely on what was happening in some of the smaller suburbs duri

  8. says:

    A well done accounting of how and why Detroit had become the third world city that it was in 1988 Fashioned through interviews with people living in the differing ethnic areas and with the politicians that run the cities and township

  9. says:

    After a few years living in Michigan I got curious about Detroit and started picking up books about the city at the library This is a great snapshot of Detroit in the late eighties with plenty of historical and cultural background to help people like me who didn't grow up in the area It captures suburbanurban relations well and portrays both sides critically and empathetically although I think it's hard not to come ou

  10. says:

    Well written even handed description of What Is Wrong with Detroit Some chapters are a little cultural touristy others a little sentimental and the information is only current through the 1989 mayoral election That said history is history and this book should be reuired reading in every high school in metro Detroit As a native Grosse Pointer I'm a little ashamed that some of the content of this book was news

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