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This is Detroit, 1701-2001: An Illustrated History

This is Detroit, 1701-2001: An Illustrated History

by Arthur M. Woodford, A. Woodford
     
 

This Is Detroit tells the story in more than 400 pictures of the growth of the oldest city of interior America. Founded in July 1701, Detroit was destined before its birth to be a city of outstanding commercial and political importance, and of talented men and women.

In Detroit's long history, its flag changed three times. Twice it yielded to conquering

Overview

This Is Detroit tells the story in more than 400 pictures of the growth of the oldest city of interior America. Founded in July 1701, Detroit was destined before its birth to be a city of outstanding commercial and political importance, and of talented men and women.

In Detroit's long history, its flag changed three times. Twice it yielded to conquering armies. Twice it underwent the horrors of an Indian siege. And once it was consumed by fire. Yet it has overcome disasters to take its place as the world's most advanced industrial center.

This pictorial account of Detroit's 250 years has been assembled from the treasures of the city's foremost institutions-the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Burton Collection of the Detroit Public Library, the Detroit Historical Society, and the enormous files of The Detroit News.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814329146
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Series:
Great Lakes Books Series
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Milo M. Quaife, for years secretary and editor of the Burton Historical Collection, is co-author of Michigan from Primitive Wilderness to Industrial Commonwealth; author of Lake Michigan in the Bobbs-Merrill Series on the American Lakes (of which he is general editor), founder of the Wisconsin Magazine of History, and editor of the Lakeside Classics and more than fifty volumes of American history source material.

William White, assistant professor of journalism in Wayne University and former newspaperman on The Chattanooga Times, The Los Angeles Examiner, and The Hartford Courant, has written five books and more than one hundred articles in bibliography, literature, history, and journalism.

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