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Made in Detroit

Made in Detroit

A South of 8 Mile Memoir

  • Author: Paul Clemens
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0307278530
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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A New York Times Notable BookA powerfully candid memoir about growing up white in Detroit and the conflicted point of view it produced. Raised in Detroit during the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s, Paul Clemens saw his family growing steadily isolated from its surroundings: white in a predominately black city, Catholic in an area where churches were closing at a rapid rate, and blue-collar in a steadily declining Rust Belt. As the city continued to collapse—from depopulation, indifference, and the racial antagonism between blacks and whites—Clemens turned to writing and literature as his lifeline, his way of dealing with his contempt for suburban escapees and his frustration with the city proper. Sparing no one—particularly not himself—this is an astonishing examination of race and class relations from a fresh perspective, one forged in a city both desperate and hopeful. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Made in Detroit

Made in Detroit

Poems

  • Author: Marge Piercy
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • ISBN: 0385353898
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 192
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A treasure trove of new poems by one of our most sought-after poets: poems that range from descriptions of the Detroit of her childhood to her current life on Cape Cod, from deep appreciations of the natural world to elegies for lost friends and relationships, from a vision of her Jewish heritage to a hard-hitting take on today’s political ironies. In her trademark style, combining the sublime with the gritty, Marge Piercy describes the night she was born: “the sky burned red / over Detroit and sirens sharpened their knives. / The elms made tents of solace over grimy / streets and alley cats purred me to sleep.” She writes in graphic, unflinching language about the poor, banished now by politicians because they are no longer “real people like corporations.” There are elegies for her peer group of poets, gone now, whose work she cherishes but from whom she cannot help but want more. There are laments for the suicide of dolphins and for her beloved cats, as she remembers “exactly how I loved each.” She continues to celebrate Jewish holidays in compellingly original ways and sings praises of her marriage and the small pleasures of daily life. This is a stunning collection that will please those who already know Marge Piercy’s work and offer a splendid introduction to it for those who don’t.

Made in Detroit

Made in Detroit

  • Author: Norman Beasley,George Washington Stark
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Automobile industry and trade
  • Page: 311
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Anecdotal history of the city and its people, 1900-1930, with chapters on the growth of the automobile industry.

Made in Detroit

Made in Detroit

  • Author: Rob Kantner
  • Publisher: Crimeline
  • ISBN: 9780553284584
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 262
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Detroit private detective Ben Perkins finds himself the prime suspect in the murder of his best friend, Paul Reardon, after an unknown killer wires Paul's car to explode

Built in Detroit

Built in Detroit

A Story of the UAW, a Company, and a Gangster

  • Author: Bob Morris
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1475994370
  • Category: History
  • Page: 414
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Ken Morris’s journey began one cold Pittsburgh morning in 1935. In the middle of the Great Depression, he was going to see the country as a door-to-door salesman. Detroit was to be his first and last stop. Life was hard and few people during this time of crisis knew how their future would evolve. After months of unemployment, Ken found a job at the Briggs Manufacturing Company, the toughest auto company in Detroit. Ken could not have known then he would eventually play a pioneering role in building one of the cleanest, most socially progressive labor unions the world has known-the United Automobile Workers. In Built in Detroit, author Bob Morris, Ken’s son, tells not only his father’s story, but also the UAW’s story-the battles with companies, the struggles within the union, and then the vicious attacks on Detroit labor leaders in the late 1940s. This story tells of the efforts to investigate these terrorist attacks on Detroit’s union leaders, including Ken Morris, Walter Reuther and others. This narrative sheds new light on the mystery of who tried to assassinate UAW president Walter Reuther. Rich with personal and historical details, Built in Detroit narrates a story unique to Detroit. It tells the story of a thriving city and the factories that gave the city life. Author Bob Morris deftly portrays many of the top labor leaders of the 1930s and 1940s, as well as the rank and file members who supported these labor leaders. It also provides portraits of early auto industrialists, their companies, their henchmen and the gangsters they hired to destroy the labor movement. In the case of the Briggs Manufacturing Company, it shows how a company that played loose with the law ultimately floundered, its Detroit heritage largely forgotten.

Maltese in Detroit

Maltese in Detroit

  • Author: Diane Gale Andreassi
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780738583372
  • Category: History
  • Page: 127
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Most Maltese immigrants came to the United States during the first decades of the 20th century after the discharge of skilled workers from the Royal British Dockyard in 1919 following the end of World War I. More than 1,300 Maltese came to the United States in the first quarter of 1920. Many people found work in the automobile industry, and with about 5,000 residents, Detroit had the largest Maltese population in the United States. Maltese in Detroit focuses on the many people of Maltese descent who made their homes in Detroit's Corktown area. By the mid-1920s, it is believed that more than 15,000 Maltese had settled in the United States. After World War II , the Maltese government launched a program to pay passage for Maltese willing to immigrate and remain abroad for at least two years. By the mid-1990s, an estimated more than 70,000 Maltese immigrants and descendants were living in the United States, with the largest single community in Detroit and its surrounding suburbs.

World Class Smiles, Made in Detroit

World Class Smiles, Made in Detroit

The Straight-Shooting Orthodontist's Guide to Your Amazing Smile

  • Author: Jamie Reynolds,MS Jamie Reynolds Dds
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781530355587
  • Category:
  • Page: 112
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Born and raised near Detroit, Michigan, James B. Reynolds, DDS, MS, and diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, is determined to help as many people as possible in his home city and beyond gain access to the orthodontic care they need. In a world of expanding technology and specialization, treatment options are increasing-and so is patient confusion. With so many paths and opinions, how can you possibly decide on, and feel confident about, a line of treatment for yourself or your loved ones? Dr. Reynolds has written this fun, friendly, and informative guide to lead you through the world of orthodontics and help you make these crucial decisions about treatment. In this handy book, he answers the most frequently asked questions, such as the differences between dentists and orthodontists, whether there's a safe way to get straight teeth faster, and ways to make the best treatment more affordable. It also includes a convenient quick reference guide for parents-with eleven essential things to consider while choosing an orthodontist. With this book, you'll have access to world-class advice, from a world-class orthodontist, who wants to put you and your family on the road toward achieving world-class smiles!

Making Callaloo in Detroit

Making Callaloo in Detroit

  • Author: Lolita Hernandez
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • ISBN: 0814339700
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 184
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The daughter of parents from Trinidad and Tobago and St. Vincent, Lolita Hernandez gained a unique perspective on growing up in Detroit. In Making Callaloo in Detroit she weaves her memories of food, language, music, and family into twelve stories of outsiders looking at a strange world, wondering how to fit in, and making it through in their own way. The linguistic rhythms and phrases of her childhood bring distinctive characters to life: mothers, sons, daughters, friends, and neighbors who crave sun and saltwater and would rather dance on a bare wood floor than give in to despair. In their kitchens, they make callaloo, bakes, buljol, sanchocho, and pelau—foods not usually associated with Detroit. Hernandez’s characters sing and dance, curse and love, and cook and eat. A niece races to make a favorite family dish correctly for an uncle in the hospital, three friends watch an unfamiliar and official-looking man in the neighborhood, lovers and daughters cope with sudden deaths of the men in their lives, a man who can no longer speak escapes his life in imagination, and families gather to celebrate the new year with joyful dancing against a backdrop of calypso music. Hernandez’s stories reflect the diversity of characters to be found at the intersection between cultures while also offering a window into a very particular and rich Caribbean culture that survives in the deepest recesses of Detroit. In addition to being a compelling and colorful read, Making Callaloo in Detroit explores questions of how we assimilate and retain identity, how families evolve as generations pass, how memory guides the present, and how the spirit world stays close to the living. All readers of fiction will enjoy this lush collection.

Old Islam in Detroit

Old Islam in Detroit

Rediscovering the Muslim American Past

  • Author: Sally Howell
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199372020
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
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Across North America, Islam is portrayed as a religion of immigrants, converts, and cultural outsiders. Yet Muslims have been part of American society for much longer than most people realize. This book documents the history of Islam in Detroit, a city that is home to several of the nation's oldest, 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. In 1921, they built the nation's first mosque in Highland Park. By the 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. When immigration laws were liberalized in 1965, new immigrants and new African American converts rapidly became the majority of U.S. Muslims. For them, Detroit's old Muslims and their mosques seemed oddly Americanized, even unorthodox. Old Islam in Detroit explores the rise of Detroit's earliest Muslim communities. It 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. Looking closely at this historical encounter, Old Islam in Detroit provides a new interpretation of the possibilities and limits of Muslim incorporation in American life. It shows how Islam has become American in the past and how the anxieties many new Muslim Americans and non-Muslims feel about the place of Islam in American society today are not inevitable, but are part of a dynamic process of political and religious change that is still unfolding.

Better Made in Michigan

Better Made in Michigan

The Salty Story of Detroit’s Best Chip

  • Author: Karen Dybis
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 1625855222
  • Category: History
  • Page: 144
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For many, Detroit is the crunch capital of the world. More than forty local chip companies once fed the Motor City's never-ending appetite for salty snacks, including New Era, Everkrisp, Krun-Chee, Mello Crisp, Wolverine and Vita-Boy. Only Better Made remains. From the start, the brand was known for light, crisp chips that were near to perfection. Discover how Better Made came to be, how its chips are made and how competition has shaped the industry into what it is today. Bite into the flavorful history of Michigan's most iconic chip as author Karen Dybis explores how Detroit "chipreneurs" rose from garage-based businesses to become snack food royalty.

Beautiful Terrible Ruins

Beautiful Terrible Ruins

Detroit and the Anxiety of Decline

  • Author: Dora Apel
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 0813574080
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 208
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Once the manufacturing powerhouse of the nation, Detroit has become emblematic of failing cities everywhere—the paradigmatic city of ruins—and the epicenter of an explosive growth in images of urban decay. In Beautiful Terrible Ruins, art historian Dora Apel explores a wide array of these images, ranging from photography, advertising, and television, to documentaries, video games, and zombie and disaster films. Apel shows how Detroit has become pivotal to an expanding network of ruin imagery, imagery ultimately driven by a pervasive and growing cultural pessimism, a loss of faith in progress, and a deepening fear that worse times are coming. The images of Detroit’s decay speak to the overarching anxieties of our era: increasing poverty, declining wages and social services, inadequate health care, unemployment, homelessness, and ecological disaster—in short, the failure of capitalism. Apel reveals how, through the aesthetic distancing of representation, the haunted beauty and fascination of ruin imagery, embodied by Detroit’s abandoned downtown skyscrapers, empty urban spaces, decaying factories, and derelict neighborhoods help us to cope with our fears. But Apel warns that these images, while pleasurable, have little explanatory power, lulling us into seeing Detroit’s deterioration as either inevitable or the city’s own fault, and absolving the real agents of decline—corporate disinvestment and globalization. Beautiful Terrible Ruins helps us understand the ways that the pleasure and the horror of urban decay hold us in thrall.

The Works Progress Administration in Detroit

The Works Progress Administration in Detroit

  • Author: Elizabeth Clemens
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780738551814
  • Category: History
  • Page: 127
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In the midst of the Depression, a government agency was created that changed the lives of thousands of Americans. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was more than a program that put the unemployed to work, it was a revolutionary concept that sought to improve the lives of Americans through the physical improvement of their surroundings and the physical and intellectual improvement of themselves. For the people of Detroit, the WPA built schools and libraries, provided clothing and shelter, and enriched their lives through literacy, health, and educational programs. It brought art, theater, and music to the masses through groundbreaking cultural programs and created the infrastructure necessary to allow Detroit to blossom into the aArsenal of Democracya and one of Americaas greatest cities.

Franchising in America

Franchising in America

The Development of a Business Method, 1840-1980

  • Author: Thomas S. Dicke
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 9780807820414
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 204
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Using a series of case studies from five industries, Dicke analyzes franchising, a marketing system that combines large and small firms into a single administrative unit, strengthening both in the process. He studies the franchise industry from the 1840s to the 1980s, closely examining the rights and obligations of both the parent company and the franchise owner.A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Digital Detroit

Digital Detroit

Rhetoric and Space in the Age of the Network

  • Author: Jeff Rice
  • Publisher: SIU Press
  • ISBN: 0809330881
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 247
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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Since the 1967 riots that ripped apart the city, Detroit has traditionally been viewed either as a place in ruins or a metropolis on the verge of rejuvenation. In Digital Detroit: Rhetoric and Space in the Age of the Network, author Jeff Rice goes beyond the notion of Detroit as simply a city of two ideas. Instead he explores the city as a web of multiple meanings which, in the digital age, come together in the city’s spaces to form a network that shapes the writing, the activity, and the very thinking of those around it. Rice focuses his study on four of Detroit’s most iconic places—Woodward Avenue, the Maccabees Building, Michigan Central Station, and 8 Mile—covering each in a separate chapter. Each of these chapters explains one of the four features of network rhetoric: folksono(me), the affective interface, response, and decision making. As these rhetorical features connect, they form the overall network called Digital Detroit. Rice demonstrates how new media, such as podcasts, wikis, blogs, interactive maps, and the Internet in general, knit together Detroit into a digital network whose identity is fluid and ever-changing. In telling Detroit’s spatial story, Rice deftly illustrates how this new media, as a rhetorical practice, ultimately shapes understandings of space in ways that computer applications and city planning often cannot. The result is a model for a new way of thinking and interacting with space and the imagination, and for a better understanding of the challenges network rhetorics pose for writing.

Detroit

Detroit

City of Industry

  • Author: David Lee Poremba
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780738520377
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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Detroit is known worldwide as the automotive capital of the world. What is not widely known is that, prior to the birth of the automobile, a tremendous diversity of manufactured goods transformed Detroit from a frontier town into a great industrial city. Another vital installment in a series of books about the Dynamic City, Detroit: City of Industry illustrates a slice of the city's history that is largely unknown. Through a collection of remarkable images that are among the oldest in the city, Detroit is revealed as a thriving, bustling manufacturing town that served as the world's leader in a number of important industries. Bessemer steel, iron, steel rails, freight cars, stoves, lumber, drugs, and cigars are just a few of the products that helped the city build the capital that was later needed to prosper during the automobile era. This book examines Detroit's development from the 1860s through the 1890s, and its evolution into a leading industrial center of the Midwest.

Miscellaneous Publication

Miscellaneous Publication

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Agriculture
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A Tour from the City of New York, to Detroit, in the Michigan Territory

A Tour from the City of New York, to Detroit, in the Michigan Territory

Made Between the 2d of May and the 22d of September, 1818 ... The Tour is Accompanied with a Map Upon which the Route Will be Designated ; a Particular Map of the Falls and River of Niagara, and the Environs of the City of Detroit

  • Author: William Darby
  • Publisher: New York : Published for the author, by Kirk & Mercein, and sold by Kirk & Mercein, A.T. Goodrich & Company James Eastburn & Company, W.B. Gilley, Charles Wiley & Company, R. M'Dermut, William Hooker, and Collins & Company New York, and by some others of the principal booksellers in the United States, 1819 (Brooklyn [N.Y.] : Printed by E. Worthington)
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Canada
  • Page: 228
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In a series of letters, William Darby (1775-1854), who describes himself as a member of the New-York Historical Society, chronicles his journey up the Hudson, across New York to Ogdensburg and Sackett's Harbor (on Lake Ontario), and on to Buffalo and Detroit. Along the way, he spends time in Rhinebeck, Utica, Geneva, Niagara Falls, and other points of scenic or economic interest. He also discusses the St. Lawrence River and its commercial traffic at length, analyzing development on both shores and comparing the United States's and Canada's growth. Darby made the trip across Lake Erie from Buffalo to Detroit on the schooner Zephyr, stopping at such towns as Dunkirk, Cleveland, and Sandusky. His return trip to New York took him back along the American shore of Lake Erie to Buffalo and Albany (by way of Auburn, the Finger Lakes, and Schenectady). Appended to these letters are "general remarks" (which include excerpts of a speech by Governor Clinton to the New York State Legislature), a description of Ballston Spa, a letter Darby received about the not-yet-opened Erie Canal, and long excerpts from Bouchette's Canada. Darby tells us primarily about the geology and natural features of the areas he visits as well as their current and future economic prospects. He provides some demographic information and occasionally mentions local accommodations. The book is accompanied by two colored maps, one of which details the route he took for his journey.

Hydroplane Racing in Detroit, 1946-2008

Hydroplane Racing in Detroit, 1946-2008

  • Author: David D. Williams
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780738560861
  • Category: History
  • Page: 127
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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

Detroit

1900-1930

  • Author: Richard Bak
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 1439615225
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 128
  • View: 1991
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In this new addition to the Images of America series, Richard Bak takes us on a visual journey through Detroit’s golden era, encompassing the first three decades of the twentieth century. It was during this time that the City of Detroit experienced its most rapid physical growth and underwent an unprecedented pace of social and technological change. Detroit: 1900–1930 contains nearly 190 illustrations, including studio portraits, snapshots, postcards, songsheet covers, and period advertisements. Collectively, these images evoke a past that is often too easily forgotten as older Detroiters pass away. As you thumb through the pages of this book, you will encounter such influential people as Henry Ford and other automotive pioneers who helped to “put the world on wheels.” Experience daily life as it was lived at the time of the First World War, and discover the major role Detroit played in this historic conflict. This volume highlights the wave of immigration that occurred here at the turn of the century, when roughly half of the city’s population hailed from other countries. Also featured are various scenes from the “Roaring Twenties,” the ill-fated experiment in Prohibition, and the effect of the Great Depression on the city’s economy.

Roads Were Not Built for Cars

Roads Were Not Built for Cars

How cyclists were the first to push for good roads & became the pioneers of motoring

  • Author: Carlton Reid
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1610916883
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 376
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Cyclists were written out of highway history in the 1920s and 1930s by the all-powerful motor lobby: Roads Were Not Built For Cars tells the real story, putting cyclists center stage again. Not that the book is only about cyclists. It will also contains lots of automotive history because many automobile pioneers were cyclists before becoming motorists. A surprising number of the first car manufacturers were also cyclists, including Henry Ford. Some carried on cycling right through until the 1940s. One famous motor manufacturing pioneer was a racing tricycle rider to his dying day.