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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

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

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

  • 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: 1475994354
  • Category: History
  • Page: 414
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1935. In the middle of the Great Depression, after months of unemployment, Ken Morris found a job at the Briggs Manufacturing Company, the toughest auto company in Detroit. 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. 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. He also provides portraits of early auto industrialists, their companies, their henchmen and the gangsters they hired to destroy the labor movement.

Corporate Power and Urban Crisis in Detroit

Corporate Power and Urban Crisis in Detroit

  • Author: Lynda Ann Ewen
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400871972
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 330
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Lynda Ann Ewen offers the first thoroughgoing Marxist-Leninist analysis, based on primary research, of the structure and dynamics of class relations and corporate power in a major U.S. metropolitan area. She contends that Detroit's urban crisis is not a temporary aberration in a good system run amuck, but the logical result of years of social planning and the use of human and natural resources for the benefit of the few. In general, analyses of the problems in American society have endorsed capitalist ideals and assumptions. Nevertheless, these analyses and the reform measures that have accompanied them in the past decade have done little to alleviate the plight of the cities. To determine what action should now be taken, Professor Ewen focuses on the development of class conflict in the United States and its manifestations in Detroit. The author analyzes kinship and also ownership and control of the major firms in Detroit. The contradictions that led to the urban crisis, she concludes, are inherent in the fundamental nature of a class society, in which the social means of production are privately owned by an elite group who must produce profits at all costs. She argues that to protect its interests and prepare the way for socialism, the working class requires a grasp of its historical and present opposition to the ruling class. Originally published in 1978. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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.

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: Religion
  • 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.

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.

Detroit Cracked and Midnight Sex in Detroit

Detroit Cracked and Midnight Sex in Detroit

  • Author: Mojo
  • Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
  • ISBN: 1434992411
  • Category: Cocaine abuse
  • Page: 310
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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!

Italians in Detroit

Italians in Detroit

  • Author: Armando Delicato
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780738539850
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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People of Italian descent have been present in Detroit since Alfonso Tonti, second-in-command to Antoine Cadillac, participated in the founding of the city in 1701. By the close of the 19th century, the trickle of Italian immigrants had become a torrent, as thousands rushed to the growing industrial center. Settling on the lower east side, the community grew rapidly, especially north and east into Macomb County. Italians in Detroit did not remain in a "little Italy," but mingled with the diverse population of the city. Through a combination of hard work and strong family and community ties, the Italians of Detroit have achieved their dreams of a better life. They have met the challenges of living in a new land while nurturing the culture of the old country. The challenge that remains is to nurture a love of heritage among young Italian Americans as the immigrant generation fades.

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.

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.

Detroit's Historic Hotels and Restaurants

Detroit's Historic Hotels and Restaurants

  • Author: Patricia Ibbotson
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780738550800
  • Category: History
  • Page: 127
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Detroit's population grew rapidly after the beginning of the 20th century due to the growth of the automobile and other industries, and the city became a tourist and convention center. Detroit was in its heyday in the 1920s when it was the fourth-largest city in the United States. Some of Detroit's larger hotels were architectural masterpieces, nationally known, and were the center of social activities. Others were lesser-known second-class hotels now largely forgotten. Detroit restaurants ranged from the self-serve to the elegant. These hotels and restaurants, many of which are gone now, are preserved in nearly 200 vintage postcards, allowing the reader to take a trip down memory lane.

Discovering Stained Glass in Detroit

Discovering Stained Glass in Detroit

  • Author: Nola Huse Tutag,Lucy Hamilton
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • ISBN: 9780814318751
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 166
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The Detroit area boasts many fine examples of stained glass representing a variety of periods and styles. The European stained glass collection at teh Detroit Institute of Arts ranks amongst the most important in the United States. Churches and synagogues contain panels from notable designsers and studios, and exquisite glass can also be found in many public and private buildings like the Detroit Public Library, Cranbrook House, the Guardian Building, and the David Whitney, Jr., house. Discovering Stained Glass in Detroit contains sixty examples of the area's stained glass treasures, each stunningly presented in full color. Author Nola Huse Tutag accompanies each illustration with an explanatory text. Line drawings illustrate the buildings where the panels are located. The windows represent works by designers such as Louis Comfort Tiffany, Charles J. Connick, Frank Lloyd Wright, Henry Matisse, as well as those from European and American studios.

Baseball in Detroit

Baseball in Detroit

1886-1968

  • Author: David Lee Poremba
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 1439642222
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 128
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Covering over 80 years of America’s favorite pastime, Baseball in Detroit 1886–1968 takes fans back to the glory days of Ty Cobb in the early 20th century and follows the progress of the Detroit Tigers. From the three-time pennant winners of this century’s first decade to the last real championship team of 1968, Detroiters have flocked to see their team play, win or lose. The fact that they have played at the same intersection of town for over a century is a tribute to the pride and loyalty that each has shown for the other. It could be said that no other baseball franchise has such a close relationship with its constituency. This relationship is clearly shown in a fascinating photographic collection, and sports fans everywhere will appreciate this candid glimpse into our nation’s favorite game. As we approach the next millennium, a new stadium is under construction for this historic team. It, too, will be the place of legends, where great players and fans will create another glorious 100 years of baseball history in Detroit. The American League, to which the Detroit Tigers belong as charter members, is fast approaching its own centennial.

A Hanging in Detroit

A Hanging in Detroit

Stephen Gifford Simmons and the Last Execution under Michigan Law

  • Author: David G. Chardavoyne
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • ISBN: 9780814337394
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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The first historical study—and a riveting account—of the last execution in Michigan.

Brewed in Detroit

Brewed in Detroit

Breweries and Beers Since 1830

  • Author: Peter H. Blum
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • ISBN: 9780814326619
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 353
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Brewed in Detroit describes the history of the brewing industry in the Detroit metropolitan area from its beginning in the 1830s to the present revival by microbrewers and brewpubs.