Before the Ghetto: Black Detroit in the Nineteenth Century
Before the Ghetto: Black Detroit in the Nineteenth Century
University of Illinois Press

Before the Ghetto: Black Detroit in the Nineteenth Century

  • Publish Date: 1975-07-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: David M. Katzman

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From the back cover: In one of the first volumes to expolor a nineteenth-century urban black community in depth, David Katzman shows that although slavery was abolished in Michigan in 1837, racial distinctions remained in the law and a caste-like social system locked most blacks into an inferior status. By analyzing the life-styles, occupations, institutions, residential patterns, class structure, and politics of the people and their community, he helps fill the gap between slavery and the ghetto in both urban and black history.


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