AMCULT 311 - American Culture and the Humanities
Section: 002 Detroit: Race, Religion, and Ethnicity in the 20th Century
Term: FA 2017
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines the rich and complex history of Detroit’s racial, religious, and ethnic conflict, competition, and cooperation during the 20th century through a focus on a single street, Chene Street. Home to Polish Catholic and East European Jewish immigrants as well as Arab Muslim immigrants and African Americans, Chene Street offers microcosm for urban historical research using photographs, oral history interviews, letters, newspapers, maps, and documents. Although little of Chene Street on Detroit’s East Side remains today, students will have an opportunity to recreate a segment of its complex history through multimedia narratives as their final project. Class discussions will focus on interpretations of Detroit’s history, including such themes as migration and immigration, gender, religion, and labor organizing, as well as the Detroit riots of 1943 and 1967. Music, photography, fiction, and film will also be sampled along with a trip to Detroit.

Course Requirements:

Intended Audience:

No prerequisites, everyone welcome.

AMCULT 311 - American Culture and the Humanities
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ISBN: 9780809052189
Origins of the urban crisis, Author: Sugrue, Thomas, 1907-1953.
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0674005465
Dancing in the street : Motown and the cultural politics of Detroit, Author: Suzanne E. Smith., Publisher: Harvard University Press 4. print. 2001
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0472032070
Faith in the city : preaching radical social change in Detroit, Author: Angela D. Dillard., Publisher: Univ. of Michigan Press [Online-Au 2007
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0805079335
Arc of justice : a saga of race, civil rights, and murder in the Jazz Age, Author: Kevin Boyle., Publisher: Henry Holt 1st Owl Bo 2005
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0801857775
The Algiers Motel incident, Author: John Hersey ; with a new introduction by Thomas J. Sugrue., Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press Johns Hopk 1998
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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