Nixon –From Detente to Watergate
From Rust Belt to Sun Belt
“Industrial restructuring decimated all workers, but deindustrialization fell heaviest on the city’s African Americans. Although many middle-class Black Detroiters managed to move out of the city’s ghettos, by 1960, 19.7 percent of Black autoworkers in Detroit were unemployed, compared to just 5.8 percent of whites….When riots rocked Detroit in 1967, 25 to 30 percent of Black residents between ages eighteen and twenty-four were unemployed.” –American Yawp, chapter 28, section VI
- How did issues of race and class intersect and also sometimes collide during the 1970s? What was the impact on political parties?
- Why was the American South and West such an attractive outlet for business development in the post-1945 period?
Gender Politics and Resistance in the 1970s
- Why was 1973 such a pivotal year for what the American Yawp describes as the “Politics of Love, Sex, and Gender”?