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date: 19 July 2019

Deindustrialization and the American Postindustrial City, 1950–present 

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Urban History
Author(s):
Chloe E. TaftChloe E. Taft

The municipal bankruptcy of Detroit, Michigan, in 2013 punctuated what some economists called an inevitable economic transition. Many American cities had been deindustrializing for decades, but the Motor City, with $18 billion in debt, roughly 40 percent of its residents living in poverty, and nearly 80,000 abandoned and blighted properties, became a global symbol of urban decline.... ...

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