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Abandon Automobile: Detroit City Poetry 2001 (African American Life) Reviews

Abandon Automobile: Detroit City Poetry 2001 (African American Life)

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Do poets’ surroundings shape their viewpoint and work? Abandon Automobile seeks to address this question by bringing together the work of more than one hundred of Detroit’s most acclaimed and accessible poets. Writing about location as if it were a living entity, these poets visualize Detroit as a variety of complex archetypes—the city becomes a savior, a beast, a nurturing mother, a seductress, a friend, an enemy. Like the city itself, the poetry represented is diverse and the poems are by turns tender, forceful, introspective, and vital. In the introduction to the volume, Melba Joyce Boyd and M. L. Liebler show how Detroit’s poetry scene has changed over the years to embrace political movements and cultural transformations. Readers will

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City Center to Regional Mall: Architecture, the Automobile, and Retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950

City Center to Regional Mall: Architecture, the Automobile, and Retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950

Winner of the Lewis Mumford Prize for Best Book Published in American City & Regional Planning History 1995-1997From the 1920s to the 1950s, Los Angeles did for the shopping center what New York and Chicago had done for the skyscraper. In a single generation, the American retail center shifted from the downtown core to the regional shopping center. This rise of the regional shopping center is one of the most significant changes to the American city in the twentieth century, and no other American city has done as much as Los Angeles to spur that change.Ten years in the making, City Center to Regional Mall is a sweeping yet

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Los Angeles and the Automobile: The Making of the Modern City

Los Angeles and the Automobile: The Making of the Modern City

More comprehensive than any other book on this topic, Los Angeles and the Automobile places the evolution of Los Angeles within the context of American political and urban history.

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