Catherine Porter, Constant Méheut, Matt Apuzzo and Selam Gebrekidan
New York Times
In 1791, enslaved Haitians did the seemingly impossible. They ousted their French masters and founded a nation. But France made generations of Haitians pay for their freedom — in cash. How much has remained a mystery, until now.
Unlike most of the other struggles of this era, this strike rested on the firm backbone of the women of the mining families and communities who continued the fight when the men were beaten and jailed and the strike near defeat.
This new history of Detroit seeks to guide readers through a century of the city's class struggles and the population's responses to deindustrialization, bankruptcy, and post-bankruptcy neoliberal-sponsored revival.