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Sin City North: Sex, Drugs, and Citizenship in the Detroit-Windsor Borderland

Holly M. Karibo

Abstract

Sin City North examines the history of illicit economies in the Detroit-Windsor borderland during the post-World War II period. Karibo uncovers a thriving illegal border culture in the bars, brothels, dance halls, and jazz clubs that emerged around the busiest crossing point between the United States and Canada. Prostitution and illegal drug economies gained renewed importance at a time when suburbanization, industrial decline, and racial segregation were re-shaping the region. For many residents, vice industries provided much-needed income in the fledgling labor market. Yet, the increasing vi ... More

Keywords: Vice, Prostitution, Drugs, Detroit, Michigan, Windsor, Ontario, Postwar, US-Canada border

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469625201
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625201.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Holly M. Karibo, author