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Detroit History

This library research guide provides an introduction to library resources related to Detroit's history, notable people, and more.

Audiovisual Resources

Streaming videos are viewable online. Search for more using the Films on Demand Database or AVON: Academic Video Online.

Deforce:  The Past, Present, and Future of Detroit

Once viewed as a model for urban America, Detroit has experienced what many believe to be the worst downturn in living standards and population of any large American city. Exactly how and why such a dramatic change occurred is still being debated, but the answers will undoubtedly shed light on challenges facing the U.S. as a whole. This documentary searches for the causes behind Motor City’s disturbing decline. Some content may be objectionable. (86 minutes)




DVDs must be viewed in the library. Search for more using the SC4 Library Catalog.