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CAUT Bulletin Archives

December 1998

Detroit: I Do Mind Dying: A Study in Urban Revolution

Dan Georgakas & Marvin Surkin, Cambridge: South End Press, 1998; 300 pp; paper $18 us; cloth $40 us.
This book tells the remarkable story of the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement, based in Detroit, and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, two of the most important political organizations of the 1960s and 1970s. The new edition makes available the full text of this out-of-print classic along with a new foreword by Manning Marable, interviews with participants in the League, and reflections on political developments over the past three decades by Georgakas and Surkin. The new edition includes commentary by Detroit activists Sheila Murphy Cockrel, Edna Ewell Watson, Michael Hamlin, and Herb Boyd. All of them reflect not only on the tremendous achievements of DRUM and the League, but on their political legacy for Detroit, for U.S. politics.

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