By: Nora Faires, Nancy Hanflik
Michigan State University Press:
Seller ID: 137719
Condition: Illustrated with vintage photographs, 1 table, and 2 maps, Notes, Glossary, Index, 240 pp., 6.00" x 9.00", September 2005, cloth, Michigan State University Press
Jewish Life in the Industrial Promised Land--1855-2005 combines an examination of the evolution of a small ethnic and religious community with analysis of the dramatic rise and decline of an industrial boomtown. In both popular accounts and scholarly writings, Flint has become an icon of manufacturing production become rustbelt ruin. As this book shows, even during Flint's vaunted postwar "golden age," Jews participated in the good life of consumer abundance but remained outside the city's major industry of automaking and absent from its most important corridors of power. Throughout th... View More...