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X Feel free to edit! Just keep this professional and accurate, please :) Reading Summaries The mid-term exam will consist of 3 short essay questions. ONE question will specifically ask about class readings. You will be given a choice of two of the readings we have discussed in class, and you will write on ONE. Make sure you can identify what the reading is about, its main argument, the sources used as evidence, any problems or issues with the article, and connections to broader class themes. Aim for 2 paragraphs. The second question will ask you to trace the growth and development of the city of Detroit up to 1946 with respect to one of our major themes (industrialization, immigration, population, or geography). Make sure that you can identify and explain the most important historical developments for each theme! You will also be asked to explain how one of the locales we visited as a class (the Redford Theater, Enastern Market, or the DIA) reflects these themes. 3-4 paragraphs. The third question will ask you to identify elements of structure and agency within that historical development, and apply what we learned about both to this analysis. 3-4 paragraphs. -Dr. Fowler Redford Theater ( Modern Times ) You can tie this with industrialization Eastern Market Good example for Geography and population. The Eastern Market was the hub for farmers and dealers especially since how accessible it was and how densely popular that area was. DIA- not the DIA it was called the Detroit Historical Society Diego Rivera Mural and it’s illustration of automobile industrialization along with it’s presence of a diverse workforce so a possible narrative of immigration from Europe and migration from the south and how Henry Ford acted as an agent in a structure of the automotive industry? If you wanna talk about the art movements themselves, the artist that create movements like Warhol with pop art and Picasso with cubism were agents that were working against structure which was the art movements that restricted them. 1. Bekkering and Liu - Mapping Detroit: A City of Holes a. Main Idea: provide a guide to help understand how Detroit became an evolving, urbanized space through the four phases of the auto industry and the usage of the
nine spatial systems. i. was doomed from the start and had unsustainable growth due to a lack of regulations within the process of urban sprawl of the city b. Sources used: i. Maps ii. other people’s studies of maps c. Critiques: i. Lots of maps. Maps were hard to decipher, especially for those without a background in cartography ii. The article was meant for scholars, not an easy read for the average person iii. Hard to find a thesis - the “argument” was hard to find aka no argument because was an informative piece “We intend this chapter to (a) provide further information about the historical evolution of urban space in the Detroit city and region, (b) determine in particular what spatial features in the city’s landscape

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