Forgotten Detroit

Forgotten Detroit
Author: Paul Vachon
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780738560878
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgotten Detroit Book Excerpt:

Detroiters know their history well. Founded in 1701 by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, the city subsisted on a variety of industries: fur trading, stove building, and, of course, the automobile. Names such as Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh resonate in Detroiters' common memory. Detroit's meteoric rise during the 20th century established the city as an influential leader in commerce, culture, and religion. This growth spawned the development of numerous businesses, organizations, and institutions, many now forgotten. Albert Kahn left his indelible mark. Mary Chase Stratton created a new art form. And Henry Ford II changed the course of his family legacy. Forgotten Detroit delves into the wellspring of history to retell some of these lesser-known stories within Detroit's rich heritage.

This is Detroit 1701 2001

This is Detroit  1701 2001
Author: Arthur M. Woodford
Publsiher: Wayne State University Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780814329146
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This is Detroit 1701 2001 Book Excerpt:

Complemented by more than three hundred illustrations, this celebration of Detroit's tercentenary chronicles three hundred years of history, from its 1701 founding to the present day, tracing its evolution from backwoods French village to British fort to American city and exploring the issues that have confronted its inhabitants.

Twentieth Century Retailing in Downtown Detroit

Twentieth Century Retailing in Downtown Detroit
Author: Michael Hauser,Marianne Weldon
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780738561905
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twentieth Century Retailing in Downtown Detroit Book Excerpt:

As Detroit developed northward from the riverfront, Woodward Avenue became a mecca for retail, restaurants, and services. The 1870s and 1880s saw many independent merchants open their doors. By 1890, a new type of one-stop shopping had developed: the department store. Detroit's venerable Newcomb Endicott and Company was closely followed by other trailblazers: J. L. Hudson Company, Crowley Milner and Company, and the Ernst Kern Company. At its peak in the 1950s, the Woodward Avenue area boasted over four million square feet of retail, making it one of America's preferred retail destinations. Other Detroit emporiums such as the homegrown S. S. Kresge Company set trends in consumer culture. Generations made the trek downtown for back-to-school events, Easter shows, holiday windows, and family luncheons. Then, with the advent of suburban shopping centers, downtown stores began competing with their own branch locations. By the 1970s and 1980s, the dominoes began to fall as both chain and independent stores abandoned the once prosperous Woodward Avenue.

Detroit

Detroit
Author: Richard Bak
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780738545776
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Detroit Book Excerpt:

Postcard photographers traveled the length and breadth of the nation snapping photographs of busy street scenes, documenting local landmarks, and assembling crowds of neighborhood children only too happy to pose for a picture. These images, printed as postcards and sold in general stores across the country, survive as telling reminders of an important era in America's history. Postcard photographers traveled the length and breadth of the nation snapping photographs of busy street scenes, documenting local landmarks, and assembling crowds of neighborhood children only too happy to pose for a picture. These images, printed as postcards and sold in general stores across the country, survive as telling reminders of an important era in America's history.

Driving Detroit

Driving Detroit
Author: George Galster
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-08-16
ISBN: 0812206460
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Driving Detroit Book Excerpt:

For most of the twentieth century, Detroit was a symbol of American industrial might, a place of entrepreneurial and technical ingenuity where the latest consumer inventions were made available to everyone through the genius of mass production. Today, Detroit is better known for its dwindling population, moribund automobile industry, and alarmingly high murder rate. In Driving Detroit, author George Galster, a fifth-generation Detroiter and internationally known urbanist, sets out to understand how the city has come to represent both the best and worst of what cities can be, all within the span of a half century. Galster invites the reader to travel with him along the streets and into the soul of this place to grasp fully what drives the Motor City. With a scholar's rigor and a local's perspective, Galster uncovers why metropolitan Detroit's cultural, commercial, and built landscape has been so radically transformed. He shows how geography, local government structure, and social forces created a housing development system that produced sprawl at the fringe and abandonment at the core. Galster argues that this system, in tandem with the region's automotive economic base, has chronically frustrated the population's quest for basic physical, social, and psychological resources. These frustrations, in turn, generated numerous adaptations—distrust, scapegoating, identity politics, segregation, unionization, and jurisdictional fragmentation—that collectively leave Detroit in an uncompetitive and unsustainable position. Partly a self-portrait, in which Detroiters paint their own stories through songs, poems, and oral histories, Driving Detroit offers an intimate, insightful, and perhaps controversial explanation for the stunning contrasts—poverty and plenty, decay and splendor, despair and resilience—that characterize the once mighty city.

Detroit

Detroit
Author: David Lee Poremba
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1999-02-18
ISBN: 1439621527
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Detroit Book Excerpt:

Professional sports have played an important part in the history of the people and the City of Detroit since the turn of the century. Detroit sports teams have given the city a unique identity and provided the means to gain both a sense of community pride and a unity of spirit. At no other time was this more evident than during the decades from the 1920s through the 1950s, when Detroit teams rose consistently to the top of their individual professions. In 1935, the three professional sports teams in Detroit accomplished a remarkable feat by each winning their respective league titles and going on to capture the World Championships of baseball, football, and hockey, earning for the City of Detroit the honored sobriquet of “City of Champions.” Here began a close and lasting relationship between Detroit sports teams and their fans.

Detroit Divided

Detroit Divided
Author: Reynolds Farley,Sheldon Danziger,Harry J. Holzer
Publsiher: Russell Sage Foundation
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2000-05-25
ISBN: 1610441982
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Detroit Divided Book Excerpt:

Unskilled workers once flocked to Detroit, attracted by manufacturing jobs paying union wages, but the passing of Detroit's manufacturing heyday has left many of those workers stranded. Manufacturing continues to employ high-skilled workers, and new work can be found in suburban service jobs, but the urban plants that used to employ legions of unskilled men are a thing of the past. The authors explain why white auto workers adjusted to these new conditions more easily than blacks. Taking advantage of better access to education and suburban home loans, white men migrated into skilled jobs on the city's outskirts, while blacks faced the twin barriers of higher skill demands and hostile suburban neighborhoods. Some blacks have prospered despite this racial divide: a black elite has emerged, and the shift in the city toward municipal and service jobs has allowed black women to approach parity of earnings with white women. But Detroit remains polarized racially, economically, and geographically to a degree seen in few other American cities. A Volume in the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality

The Detroit Lawyer

The Detroit Lawyer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bar associations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Arab Detroit

Arab Detroit
Author: Nabeel Abraham
Publsiher: Wayne State University Press
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2000-08-01
ISBN: 0814339786
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arab Detroit Book Excerpt:

Metropolitan Detroit is home to one of the largest, most diverse Arab communities outside the Middle East, yet the complex world Arabic-speaking immigrants have created there is barely visible on the landscape of ethnic America. In this volume, Nabeel Abraham and Andrew Shryock bring together the work of twenty-five contributors to create a richly detailed portrait of Arab Detroit. The book goes behind the bulletproof glass in Iraqi Chaldean liquor stores. It explores the role of women in a Sunni mosque and the place of nationalist politics in a Coptic church. It follows the careers of wedding singers, Arabic calligraphers,restaurant owners, and pastry chefs. It examines the agendas of Shia Muslim activists and Washington-based lobbyists and looks at the intimate politics of marriage, family honor, and adolescent rebellion. Memoirs and poems by Lebanese, Chaldean, Yemeni, and Palestinian writers anchor the book in personal experience, while over fifty photographs provide a backdrop of vivid, often unexpected, images. In their efforts to represent an ethnic/immigrant community that is flourishing on the margins of pluralist discourse, the contributors to this book break new ground in the study of identity politics, transnationalism, and diaspora cultures.

Why Detroit Matters

Why Detroit Matters
Author: Brian Doucet
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-04-06
ISBN: 1447327861
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Detroit Matters Book Excerpt:

This edited book examines why what happens in Detroit matters for other cities around the world. Bridging academic and non-academic voices, contributions from many of the leading scholars on Detroit are joined by some of the city’s most influential writers, planners, artists and activists.

Directory of the City of Detroit with Its Environs

Directory of the City of Detroit  with Its Environs
Author: Julius P. Bolivar MacCabe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 114
Release: 1837
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Detroit (Mich.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Detroit Gesu Catholic Church and School

Detroit Gesu Catholic Church and School
Author: Patricia Montemurri
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-10-09
ISBN: 1439663181
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Detroit Gesu Catholic Church and School Book Excerpt:

In a reconfigured farmhouse just a mile outside of the city limits of Detroit, a Jesuit priest and 25 men, women, and children gathered to celebrate Sunday mass on March 19, 1922. The Reverend John McNichols named the Catholic mission church Gesu, the Italian word for "Jesus." Gesu became one of Detroit's landmark parishes. Its history illustrates the Motor City's boom, bust, resilience, and resurgence. It was the home parish of four Detroit mayors, powerful members of Congress, auto industry titans, sports legends, artists, authors, and actors. At its peak in the mid-1960s, Gesu School enrolled 1,600 students. Because of Detroit's decline and its racial and economic struggles, Gesu is one of only four Catholic elementary schools that remain in the city. But as Detroit rebounds, Gesu School is growing again.

Detroit Hamtramck Central Industrial Park UDAG

Detroit Hamtramck Central Industrial Park UDAG
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Old Islam in Detroit

Old Islam in Detroit
Author: Sally Howell
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2014
ISBN: 0199372004
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Old Islam in Detroit Book Excerpt:

Across North America, Islam is portrayed as a religion of immigrants, converts, and cultural outsiders. Yet Muslims have been embedded in American society for much longer than most people realize. Old Islam in Detroit documents the rich history of Islam in Detroit, a city that is home to several of America's oldest and most diverse Muslim communities. In the early 1900s, there were thousands of Muslims in Detroit. Most came from Eastern Europe, the Ottoman Empire, and British India. Bythe 1930s, new Islam-oriented social movements were taking root among African Americans in Detroit. By the 1950s, Albanians, Arabs, African Americans, and South Asians all had mosques and religious associations in the city, and they were confident that Islam could be, and had already become, an American religion. Old Islam in Detroit explores the rise of Detroit's earliest Muslim communities. The book documents the culture wars and doctrinal debates that ensued as these populations confronted Muslim newcomers who did not understand their manner of worship or the American identities they had created. By looking closely at this historical encounter, Sally Howell provides a new interpretation of the possibilities and limits of Muslim incorporation in American life. Showing how Islam has become American in the past, Howell argues that the anxieties many new Muslim Americans and non-Muslims feel about the place of Islam in American society today are part of a dynamic process of political and religious change that is still unfolding.

Communism in the Detroit Area

Communism in the Detroit Area
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1952
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Communism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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On This Day in Detroit History

On This Day in Detroit History
Author: Bill Loomis
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1626198330
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On This Day in Detroit History Book Excerpt:

One day at a time, discover colorful Motor City moments in history spanning more than three centuries. On November 5, 1851, Voice of the Fugitive published a letter in support of escaped slaves. On July 3, 1904, Monk Parry became the first monkey to drive a car, and on January 16, 1919, the Statler Hotel menu offered whale meat for dinner. The legendary Steve Yzerman was named captain of the Red Wings on October 7, 1986. Local historian Bill Loomis covers the big events and remarkable stories of life and culture from Detroit's founding to its recent struggles and rebirth.

Hydroplane Racing in Detroit

Hydroplane Racing in Detroit
Author: David D. Williams,Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2009-06-15
ISBN: 1439621179
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydroplane Racing in Detroit Book Excerpt:

Since the start of the 20th century, Detroit has been the hub of the motorized world. It was only natural that the powerful motors built in Detroit’s huge factories eventually found their way into high-speed boats and that organized racing soon followed. Starting in 1916, Detroit became the center of powerboat racing. Names like Gar Wood, Chris Smith, and Horace Dodge dominated the sports pages of the 1920s and 1930s. Following World War II, racing in Detroit entered its golden era. Led by local businessmen like Jack Schafer, Joe Schoenith, and George Simon, hydroplane racing captured the heart of the community in a way that has never been equaled.

Detroit CRP Study Design

Detroit CRP Study Design
Author: Detroit (Mich.). Mayor's Committee for Community Renewal
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 310
Release: 1968
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Urban renewal
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A History of Detroit s Palmer Park

A History of Detroit s Palmer Park
Author: Gregory C. Piazza
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015
ISBN: 1626197849
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Detroit s Palmer Park Book Excerpt:

Palmer Park is Detroit's underappreciated architectural jewel. Located around the intersection of McNichols Road (Six Mile) and Woodward Avenue, it embraces every style of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. United States senator Thomas Palmer originally developed the property as farmland and donated it to the city in the 1890s. Between 1924 and 1964, its character changed with some of the best examples of modern apartment living from top local architects, including one of just five buildings credited to the world-renowned Albert Kahn. Author Gregory C. Piazza showcases the exceptional story of building Palmer Park.

Report of the Detroit Area Conference on Industrial Modernization April 20 1965

Report of the Detroit Area Conference on Industrial Modernization  April 20  1965
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 27
Release: 1965
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Industries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Report of the Detroit Area Conference on Industrial Modernization April 20 1965 Book Excerpt: