The History Of Land And Property In Detroit

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Detroit Jacobin Reading Group says
The Detroit Jacobin Reading Group meets once a month in the Fine Arts Room on the Third Floor of the Detroit Public library.

This winter the Detroit Jacobin Reading Group is discussing land and property in Detroit. In January, we will focus on the historical context for land use and ownership in the city.

Please read the articles for this month's meeting below! You can find all the articles by clicking see more at the bottom of this description.

"Liberalism and Gentrification" by Gavin Mueller.
Gentrification isn’t a cultural phenomenon — it’s a class offensive by powerful capitalists. https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/09/liberalism-and-gentrification/

"Revitalization by Gentrification" by Patrick Sheehan in Jacobin.
Detroit is evicting tens of thousands from their homes this year, even as it trumpets an urban revival. https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/05/detroit-foreclosure-redlining-evictions/

"The Kidnapped Children of Detroit" by Marsha Music.
This essay references, in the form of memoir, the mid-century transition of land in this city. https://marshamusic.wordpress.com/the-kidnapped-children-of-detroit/

"From Landless to Landlords: Black Power, Black Capitalism, and the Co-Optation of Detroit's Tenant's Rights Movement" by David Goldberg in the Business of Black Power. This article unpacks the working's of property in Detroit's Tenant's Rights Movement of the sixties. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8VSqsmAXMlLTFJjdkk0c1pGQnA4Y1BXS3lTM2pqVnZiRE1N/view?usp=sharing

"From Sit-Down Strike to Lead Poisoning" by Health Care for All.
A by the numbers look at how the Flint Economy has changed, and how that affects the current water crisis.
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