Well recently I have just finished a book for my American cities class with a liberal professor. The book is called “The origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and inequality in postwar Detroit” by Thomas Sugrue and with a title like that you already know you are in trouble. I went into this book expecting it to be the liberal lies on how conservatives have destroyed America and spread rampant racism. I was not disjointed in that but what I got was a man who believed as well that capitalism was a failure. This mans viewpoints are completely illogical and it is scary that there are people out there like this. He hates large corporations and even when they try to help the downtrodden blacks they are somehow doing something even worse. The conspiracy to keep the black man down is way over done by this man. He is out of his mind when describing the various program and conspiracies among them. He picks the most extreme examples of racism and holds them up as the norm for this time period which simply does not make sense. Well I could drone on and on about this book but I will just leave it at that for now. For the record the other two books for the class are not bad.
Crabgrass Frontier: The suburbanization of the United States by Kenneth Jackson can be boring at times but it is a pretty good summary and although I know Kevin disagrees with me I do not mind this book.
Downtown: Its Rise and Fall, 1880-1950 by Robert Fogelson is a very good book and one that I would highly recommend. He presents the issues very clearly and in an interesting tone for a history book.
Also more posts to come after April 20th which is when my thesis is due. 70 pages down and editing to go!!!