DETROIT 48202 Reviewed in "Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography"

Andrew Newman of the Dep't of Anthropology at Wayne State University says the following about DETROIT 48202 in Antipode: 

Detroit 48202 and A People’s History of Detroit steer the conversation towards the history-making capacity of Detroiters rather than viewing the city and its residents as victims in need of saving. In doing so, these works make the case – implicitly and explicitly – that Detroit’s history of Black-led social movements have made an impact that stretches far beyond the history of the city itself. In both the documentary and book, albeit in quite different narrative styles, Detroit emerges as a wellspring of Black protest that predates and underlays Black Lives Matter and the global protest movements against systemic racism and colonialism that have proliferated in the wake of George Floyd’s murder.

Taken together, one could imagine A People’s History of Detroit and Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route as a useful pair for informing students about urban history, labor history, social movements, and for that matter a genealogy underlying the current wave of racial justice protests sweeping the globe.

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