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Turning points : the Detroit riot of 1967 : a Canadian perspective  Cover Image E-book E-book

Turning points : the Detroit riot of 1967 : a Canadian perspective

Summary: "If racial progress comes from understanding, then knowing history must be a part of it. To that end, Colling's work is a fine contribution and a 'must read.'"--Howard McCurdy, President, Windsor and Detroit Black CoalitionThe Detroit Riot of 1967 marked a turning point in the attitudes and behaviour of people in all walks of life in the Border Cities. As the citizens of Windsor watched their nearest neighbour burn, the way they felt about Detroit changed radically. Perceptions of race relations, of the city across the river, and indeed of themselves, were altered in ways many had not thought.

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  • OCLC: ocn307642241
  • ISBN: 9781896219813
  • ISBN: 1896219810
  • ISBN: 1459712765
  • ISBN: 9781459712768
  • ISBN: 1554886538
  • ISBN: 9781554886531
  • ISBN: 1554880890
  • ISBN: 9781554880898
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 306 pages) : illustrations, map
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  • Publisher: Toronto : Natural Heritage Books, ©2003.

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-293) and index.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Explanatory Note From the Author; Introduction; Chapter 1: The Riot: The American Story; Chapter 2: Windsor Firefighters Join the Brigade; Chapter 3: Canadian Newsmen; Chapter 4: Caught By the Riot; Chapter 5: The Border Is Closed; Chapter 6: Relief; Chapter 7: Emancipation and Human Rights; Chapter 8: Slave and Racial History: Windsor; Chapter 9: Racial History: Detroit; Chapter 10: The Quebec Question; Chapter 11: Post Riot: Detroit; Chapter 12: The Aftermath: Windsor; Appendix I: AN ENTERPRISING SOCIOLOGIST: BENJAMIN SINGER; Appendix II: A TRIBUTE TO LIGHTFOOT.
Subject: Riots -- Michigan -- Detroit -- History -- 20th century
Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations
Detroit (Mich.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century
African Americans -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Detroit (Mich.) -- Foreign public opinion, Canadian
Public opinion -- Ontario -- Windsor

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