a problem of postwar maladjustment, by the 1950s, the problem of vice came to
symbolize the problems of the postwar city writ large. Perhaps no city
demonstrates the newfound faith municipal leaders and local residents placed in
The early decades of the twentieth century sparked the Detroit-Windsor region's ascendancy as the busiest crossing point between Canada and the United States, setting the stage for socioeconomic developments that would link the border cities for years to come. As Holly M. Karibo shows, this border fostered the emergence of illegal industries alongside legal trade, rapid industrial development, and tourism. Tracing the growth of the two cities' cross-border prostitution and heroin markets in the late 1940s and the 1950s, Sin City North explores the social, legal, and national boundaries that emerged there and their ramifications. In bars, brothels, and dance halls, Canadians and Americans were united in their desire to cross racial, sexual, and legal lines in the border cities. Yet the increasing visibility of illicit economies on city streets—and the growing number of African American and French Canadian women working in illegal trades—provoked the ire of moral reformers who mobilized to eliminate them from their communities. This valuable study demonstrates that struggles over the meaning of vice evolved beyond definitions of legality; they were also crucial avenues for residents attempting to define productive citizenship and community in this postwar urban borderland.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-31 - Publisher: UNC Press Books
The early decades of the twentieth century sparked the Detroit-Windsor region's ascendancy as the busiest crossing point between Canada and the United States, setting the stage for socioeconomic developments that would link the border cities for years to come. As Holly M. Karibo shows, this border fostered the emergence of
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher: Dark Horse Books
The legendary Frank Miller returns with the second volume in the Sin City series of crime / mystery thrillers. With his trademark pitch-black dialogue, graphic action sequences and impossibly cool noirish flourishes, this is an indispensable follow-up. This new hardback edition is released to coincide with a major cinema adaptation,
Psychopathic hard man, Marvin, is drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse with the murderer of his lover, Goldie, and the police. As he teams up with Goldie's twin sister and friends, he finds himself taking on the corrupt authorities and the influential man behind it all -
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Frank Miller is arguably the most important cartoonist (writer AND artist) working in comics over the last 25 years. Mr. Miller is back in the spotlight with the release of DC's Dark Knight III- The Master Racein late 2015.Frank Miller's Sin City- The Hard Goodbye Curator's Collection includes the entire
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Dark Horse Publishing
An introduction by R.C. Harvey briefly examines the evolution of Miller's artwork throughout his career. Followed by a collection of completed panels, sketches, and cover illustrations from the author's series of Sin City books. Includes adult material.