The Dawn of Detroit

The Dawn of Detroit

Tiya Miles has skillfully assembled fragments of a distant historical record, introducing new historical figures and unearthing struggles that remained hidden from view until now. “In her eloquent account,” the Washington Post declared, ...

Author: Tiya Miles

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781620972328

Category: History

Page: 288

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2018 Frederick Douglass Book Prize Co-Winner 2018 John Hope Franklin Prize Finalist 2018 Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award (Nonfiction) Winner 2018 American Book Award Winner 2018 Harriet Tubman Prize Finalist 2018 Merle Curti Social History Award Winner 2018 James A. Rawley Prize Co-Winner A New York Times Editor’s Choice selection “If many Americans imagine slavery essentially as a system in which black men toiled on cotton plantations, Miles upends that stereotype several times over.” —New York Times Book Review The prizewinning, nationally celebrated account of the slave origins of a major northern city A brilliant paradigm-shifting book that “transports the reader back to the eighteenth century and brings to life a multiracial community that began in slavery” (The New York Times), The Dawn of Detroit reveals for the first time that slavery was at the heart of the Midwest’s iconic city. Hailed by Publishers Weekly in a starred review as “a necessary work of powerful, probing scholarship,” The Dawn of Detroit meticulously uncovers the experience of the unfree—both native and African American—in a place wildly remote yet at the center of national and international conflict. Tiya Miles has skillfully assembled fragments of a distant historical record, introducing new historical figures and unearthing struggles that remained hidden from view until now. “In her eloquent account,” the Washington Post declared, “Miles conjures up a city of stark disparity and lives quashed.” A message from the past for our troubled present, The Dawn of Detroit is “an outstanding contribution that seeks to integrate the entirety of U.S. history, admirable and ugly, to offer a more holistic understanding of the country” (Booklist, starred review).
Categories: History

African Diaspora in the United States and Canada at the Dawn of the 21st Century The

African Diaspora in the United States and Canada at the Dawn of the 21st Century  The

THE RACIAL DIVIDE AND SOCIOECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES
IN METROPOLITAN DETROIT: 1990–2000 ... In 2000, the Detroit Metropolitan
Area (Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties) consisted of 4,043,467 people.

Author: John W. Frazier

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438436852

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Page: 383

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Offers important new perspectives on the African diaspora in North America. Drawing on the work of social scientists from geographic, historical, sociological, and political science perspectives, this volume offers new perspectives on the African diaspora in the United States and Canada. It has been approximately four centuries since the first Africans set foot in North America, and although it is impossible for any text to capture the complete Black experience on the continent, the persistent legacy of Black inequality and the winds of dramatic change are inseparable parts of the current African diaspora experience. In addition to comparing and contrasting the experiences and geographic patterns of the African diaspora in the United States and Canada, the book also explores important distinctions between the experiences of African Americans and those of more recent African and Afro-Caribbean immigrants.
Categories: SOCIAL SCIENCE

A People s Atlas of Detroit

A People s Atlas of Detroit

23 Fort Detroit “A Company of Negros mounted the Guard” James Askin to
Charles Askin, August 18, 1807, Askin Papers vol. 2, 566, quoted in Tiya Miles, e
Dawn of Detroit, 192. 23 Whipping Post “that any justice of the peace” Laws of the
 ...

Author: Andrew Newman

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814342985

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Critical, wide-ranging analyses of Detroit’s redevelopment and alternative visions for its future.
Categories: Social Science

Albert Kahn

Albert Kahn

A biography of the German-born Jewish architect who, from the 1880s through the early 1940s, designed elegant homes, factories for Henry Ford, and industrial plants to support the United States' war effort.

Author: Roger Matuz

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814329578

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 101

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A biography of the German-born Jewish architect who, from the 1880s through the early 1940s, designed elegant homes, factories for Henry Ford, and industrial plants to support the United States' war effort.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

DAWN Quarterly Report

DAWN Quarterly Report

SMSA SYSTEM DATA DETROIT SMSA BOUNDARIES - 1972 EMERGENCY
ROOMS - January - March 1978 Number of facilities Eligible ERS 59 ( 100 % )
Non - DAWN ERS 15 ( 25 % ) DAWN - affiliated ERS 44 ( 75 % Consistent DAWN
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Author: Drug Abuse Warning Network

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123784816

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Detroit

Detroit

Memo from Irvin Corley, Jr., Director, Detroit City Council, Fiscal Analysis Division
to Detroit City Council Members, October 13 ... For the tale of the 2011 budget
battle, see Darren A. Nichols, “Job, service cuts cloud dawn of Detroit fiscal year,”
 ...

Author: Lewis D. Solomon

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412852050

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 171

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As America’s most dysfunctional big city, Detroit faces urban decay, population losses, fractured neighborhoods with impoverished households, an uneducated, unskilled workforce, too few jobs, a shrinking tax base, budgetary shortfalls, and inadequate public schools. Looking to the city’s future, Lewis D. Solomon focuses on pathways to revitalizing Detroit, while offering a cautiously optimistic viewpoint. Solomon urges an economic development strategy, one anchored in Detroit balancing its municipal and public school district’s budgets, improving the academic performance of its public schools, rebuilding its tax base, and looking to the private sector to create jobs. He advocates an overlapping, tripartite political economy, one that builds on the foundation of an appropriately sized public sector and a for-profit private sector, with the latter fueling economic growth. Although he acknowledges that Detroit faces a long road to implementation, Solomon sketches a vision of a revitalized economic sector based on two key assets: vacant land and an unskilled labor force. The book is divided into four distinct parts. The first provides background and context, with a brief overview of the city’s numerous challenges. The second examines Detroit’s immediate efforts to overcome its fiscal crisis. It proposes ways Detroit can be put on the path to financial stability and sustainability. The third considers how Detroit can implement a new approach to job creation, one focused on the for-profit private sector, not the public sector. In the fourth and final part, Solomon argues that residents should pursue a strategy based on the actions of individuals and community groups rather than looking to large-scale projects.
Categories: Business & Economics

Detroit

Detroit

PUTTING THE WORLD ON WHEELS DAWN OF DETROIT'S AUTO AGE. Detroit
can be said to have entered the 20th century a few years earlier than the rest of
the country. On March 6, 1896, a 28-year-old mechanical engineer named ...

Author: Richard Bak

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439615225

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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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.
Categories: Photography

Detroit s Historic Hotels and Restaurants

Detroit s Historic Hotels and Restaurants

INTRODUCTION Detroit grew at a phenomenal rate starting at the dawn of the
20th century and reaching its peak in the 1950s. The biggest boom era was the
period between 1915 and 1927 when people and businesses poured into the city
.

Author: Patricia Ibbotson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738550809

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.
Categories: History

Art in Detroit Public Places

Art in Detroit Public Places

Both fountain and a towering portal titled Dawn were designed by David Barr
who , born and raised in Detroit , was for many years a professor of art at nearby
Macomb Community College . The asymmetric portal , constructed of twenty ...

Author: Dennis Alan Nawrocki

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814333788

Category: Art

Page: 234

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Third edition of a favorite guide to major examples of public art in metropolitan Detroit, updated for the first time since 1999.
Categories: Art

Carmina Detroit

Carmina Detroit

Author: Dawn McDuffie

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015070744845

Category: Poetry

Page: 31

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Categories: Poetry

Detroit

Detroit

Putting together an image-driven journal of Detroit in the ragtime and jazz age
poses significant challenges as Detroit can ... At the dawn of the 20th century,
many commercially successful compositions coming out of Detroit's Whitney-
Warner ...

Author: Jon Milan

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738561134

Category: History

Page: 127

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Detroit has always been at the forefront of American popular music development, and the ragtime years and jazz age are no exception. The city's long history of diversity has served the region well, providing a fertile environment for creating and nurturing some of America's most distinctly indigenous music. With a focus on the people and places that made Detroit a major contributor to America's rich musical heritage, Detroit: Ragtime and the Jazz Age provides a unique photo journal of a period stretching from the Civil War to the diminishing years of the big bands in the early 1940s.
Categories: History

Detroit s Cass Corridor

Detroit s Cass Corridor

INTRODUCTION Founded by the French in 1701 , Detroit became an American
city after the Revolutionary War . ... With the dawn of the 20th century , the growth
of the automobile industry and the immense demographic and economic growth
 ...

Author: Armando Delicato

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738582689

Category: History

Page: 127

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Welcome to the Cass Corridor, an area geographically bound by freeways and major thoroughfares, yet boundless in its rich history and influence. Since the French established the sleepy ribbon farms in the 1700s, the Cass Corridor has experienced a fascinating evolution. Home to affluent gentry in the Victorian era, the area became the hub for automotive parts suppliers, film distribution, and pharmaceuticals at the turn of the 20th century. The interwar period saw the area transition to a working-class neighborhood that descended into a slum. The Cass Corridor, however, redefined itself, Detroit, and the nation as a home to the counterculture movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The corridor has long been a cradle of creativity that many renowned personalities called home, including Charles Lindbergh, Gilda Radner, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Marcus Belgrave, and others.
Categories: History

Detroit s Holy Cross Cemetery

Detroit s Holy Cross Cemetery

It grew from a little mission's graveyard in the wilderness to the 65acre cemetery it
is today through the foresight and dedication of a small group of men who at the
dawn of the 20th century recognized the need for a Catholic cemetery on the ...

Author: Elaine Walters Raymo

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439624333

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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In the early hours before dawn on October 6, 1907, a raging fire illuminated the sky as the historic chapel that stood on the cemetery grounds for over half a century reduced to a pile of cinders and ash. Lit by sparks from a nearby barn ablaze from an act of arson, the fire destroyed priceless paintings, relics, statues, and artifacts that held sacrament to the area's earliest settlers. So ended the era of the cemetery's obscure past and launched a new era for the little mission?turned?graveyard nestled southwest of Detroit. Detroit's Holy Cross Cemetery is a collage of persons whose immigrant dreams landed them in an area budding with industry. The cemetery's evolution reflects the waves of immigration, from the early French to the Irish, Germans, Hungarians, Poles, and Hispanics. From its 1838 2-acre roots to its current 65-acre span, Holy Cross Cemetery filled the need for a Catholic cemetery on Detroit's west side.
Categories: Photography

Detroit Then Now

Detroit Then   Now

"Detroit Then and Now" is a fascinating look at this city's great history, taking historic photographs from the dawn of the camera age and comparing them with full-color photographs of the same scenes today.

Author: Cheri Y. Gay

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015071312949

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

View: 845

Famous the world over for automobile manufacture and the distinctive sounds of Motown music, Detroit, the Motor City, celebrated its 300th birthday in 2001. "Detroit Then and Now" is a fascinating look at this city's great history, taking historic photographs from the dawn of the camera age and comparing them with full-color photographs of the same scenes today.
Categories: Architecture

Dusk of Dawn The Oxford W E B Du Bois

Dusk of Dawn  The Oxford W  E  B  Du Bois

... case of, Detroit, 133 Sylvain, Georges, 140 “Synthetic Philosophy,” by Herbert
Spencer, 26 Taft, William Howard, 36, 112, 117, 118, 121, 122 Talbert, Mary, 133
Talladega College, 93 Taussig, Prof., 19 Tempelhofer Feld, 21 Temps, Le, Paris,
 ...

Author: W. E. B. Du Bois

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199386734

Category: History

Page: 222

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W. E. B. Du Bois was a public intellectual, sociologist, and activist on behalf of the African American community. He profoundly shaped black political culture in the United States through his founding role in the NAACP, as well as internationally through the Pan-African movement. Du Bois's sociological and historical research on African-American communities and culture broke ground in many areas, including the history of the post-Civil War Reconstruction period. Du Bois was also a prolific author of novels, autobiographical accounts, innumerable editorials and journalistic pieces, and several works of history. Dusk of Dawn, published in 1940, is an explosive autobiography of the foremost African American scholar of his time. Du Bois writes movingly of his own life, using personal experience to elucidate the systemic problem of race. He reflects on his childhood, his education, and his intellectual life, including the formation of the NAACP. Though his views eventually got him expelled from the association, Du Bois continues to develop his thoughts on separate black economic and social institutions in Dusk of Dawn. Readers will find energetic essays within these pages, including insight into his developing Pan-African consciousness. With a series introduction by editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and an introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah, this edition is essential for anyone interested in African American history.
Categories: History

Detroit

Detroit

This book points out many of the seminal events and noteworthy turning points of Detroit's long journey, some little known: the city's fall to the British during the War of 1812, the existence of slavery in Detroit as late as the 1820s, and ...

Author: Paul Vachon

Publisher: Reedy Press

ISBN: 1681061805

Category: History

Page: 144

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Let's talk a walk"¬‚¬"a long walk, back over three centuries. At the dawn of the eighteenth century Detroit was established as simply an outpost for the French to take advantage of the fur trade while keeping the British at bay. Over the subsequent 300 plus years this small settlement advanced to become a regional hub of commerce, a focal point of nineteenth century industrial strength, and ultimately the nexus of the auto business--the industry that redefined mobility and in doing so changed the course of world history. Detroit's long evolution occurred along an often rocky path, marked by a devastating fire, military conquests, conflicts with southern slave hunters, a burgeoning population, all while enduring persistent racial tensions and insurrection. As the Arsenal of Democracy the city proved essential to the allied victory in World War II; but the following decades proved ruinous. As the city bled people and resources, whole areas were decimated--yet nonetheless poised for a rousing comeback. This book points out many of the seminal events and noteworthy turning points of Detroit's long journey, some little known: the city's fall to the British during the War of 1812, the existence of slavery in Detroit as late as the 1820s, and Mayor Hazen Pingree's aggressive advocacy for the everyday citizen against corporate interests. Chapters devoted to the twentieth century highlight Detroit's underappreciated architectural heritage, the development of its notable cultural institutions, as well as the exploits of assorted scoundrels, such as the Black Legion, the Purple Gang, Harry Bennett and Father Charles Coughlin. Triumphant sports teams, the contributions of religious leaders, and courage of civil rights leaders are all brought to life, completing this chronological sketch of America's city of the straits.
Categories: History