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Detroit, Michigan: City of Industry (Images of America Series)
     

Detroit, Michigan: City of Industry (Images of America Series)

by David Lee Poremba
 

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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

Overview


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738520377
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/15/2002
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,320,625
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author


Author and local historian David Lee Poremba is the manager of the Burton Historical Collection at the Detroit Public Library. He has published six other books about Detroit for Arcadia and serves as an authority on regional history.

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