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Detroit: The Black Bottom Community (Images of America: Michigan)

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Between 1914 and 1951, Black Bottom's black community emerged out of the need for black migrants to find a place for themselves. Because of the stringent racism and discrimination in housing, blacks migrating from the South seeking employment in Detroit's burgeoning industrial metropolis were forced to live in this former European immigrant community. During World War I th ...more
Paperback, 127 pages
Published October 26th 2009 by Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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Michele White
Apr 12, 2012 Michele White rated it it was amazing
I purchase this book last year and found it extremely informational...I gave it to someone who grew up in black bottom..who loved the book as well...Mr Williams did an excellent job
Adra
Aug 28, 2010 Adra rated it it was amazing
There are other documentaries about the history of Detroit and the Black Bottom era however, Jeremy Williams 2009 testament is amazing and definitely the one to have. Prior to providing the historical migration of the African American voyage to Detroit, Michigan in 1840, Mr. Williams tells and also states the European transition to Detroit as well. Often documentaries can be difficult to get through. The 125 pages enclosed within his latest debut titled, Images of America is very informative,and ...more
jane
May 01, 2015 jane rated it it was ok
Many photo dates are obviously wrong if you look at the clothing. Not much narrative and some repetition in the text. Great topic though.
Cynthia Walsh-brown
Loved it. I grew up in Detroit and I always heard my family talk about "Hastings street" and all that went on there. The book made me remember the old days.
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Nice pictorial essay of the place and time though there is much more of the story to be told.
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Jeremy Williams has a B.A. in History from Michigan State University and is currently pursuing an M.A. in African American Studies. He is the author of Detroit: The Black Bottom Community and has also published The Rise and Fall of Black Bottom, 1914-1951: A Social, Cultural, and Political Analysis of an African American Community in the Michigan State

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