Foundational Work on the Carceral State — A Review of “Whose Detroit?”

Thompson, Heather Ann. Whose Detroit?: Politics, Labor, and Race in a Modern American City. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001. Reviewed by Ian Toller-Clark Historians, social scientists, and public commentators have long wondered how and why America’s cities descended into an “urban crisis” in the final decades of the twentieth century. It has been twenty years […]

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