Cover for WYLIE: Poletown: Community Betrayed

Poletown

Community Betrayed

More than 4,200 residents of Detroit's "Poletown" community lost their homes in the 1980s when the neighborhood was razed to accommodate construction of a Cadillac plant on land where generations of Polish immigrants had lived, worked, and worshipped. Poletown is the story of the only group in Detroit to oppose the construction plan: the Poles and blacks who fought side by side to save their neighborhood, one of the city's oldest integrated communities.

"This book is about the ramifications of raw corporate power going unchecked."
-- John Conyers, Michigan congressman

"Racial class is a fundamental problem in America. But Poletown demonstrates that economic class is even more fundamental."
-- Rev. Jesse Jackson

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