Detroit An American Autopsy Summary

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Detroit: An American Autopsy was written by Charlie LeDuff. He was wandering for years, working across Asia, Europe, and the Arctic edge working as several type of occupation. And then, he settled into the life of Journalism and lives with his wife and daughter on the edge of the Detroit city limits. He featured this book with forlorn and pathetic of Detroit. Because Detroit, which was a richest big city and led the nation in home ownership, is now its poorest and a foreclosure capital. The author offered appraisals of the city with spotlight of case scenario including effects of unemployment, illiteracy, murder, city government corruption, foreclosure and arson.
How rich Detroit was we can see that by 1958, 20 percent of the Detroit workforce was not to worry, the city had its own welfare system to provide health care, fuel, and rent and gave $10 every week to adults for food; $5 to children. It is
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In this point, I was concerned about rule of law because the whole system are corrupt from top to bottom.
In economic, people tried to escape from sprawling grubby factory and steaming smokestacks. Detroit’s slide was long and inexorable (p80). The factories closed in 1956 and was left to rot pulling down the city. LeDuff might find the root of problem out but he did not mention explicitly and did not address opinions. He just wrote that we might blame postwar industrial policies, the city’s collapse on the 1967 riot and the white flight, Coleman Young and his culture of corruption and cronyism, the gas shocks of the seventies and the trade agreements of the Clinton years.
Consequence of economic sliding, when the people died, it was difficult to bury because of poverty. The people were traumatize by the funeral. I don’t think there is no one dare to bunk with a zombie. But anyway, they need to look for money to bury corpse. It was socially effected to the