This Is Detroit : 1701-2001 (Great Lakes Books)

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This Is Detroit : 1701-2001 (Great Lakes Books)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 268 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780814329146
  • DDC分類 977.434

Full Description


An illustrated history of detroit from 1701 to the present. As it celebrates the three hundredth anniversary of its founding, Detroit can look back on its rise from frontier outpost to industrial metropolis. That evolution is now captured in a new book for general readers that traces the entire history of Detroit from its founding in 1701 to the present. Arthur M. Woodford takes readers back to the days of Cadillac's settlement and leads them through Detroit's transition from French village to British fort to American town. As the city's history unfolds, he describes the issues facing its inhabitants in different eras, including westward expansion, the Civil War, the Great Depression, and two world wars. He also emphasizes the many contributions of Detroit business and industry - particularly the automobile revolution - to the nation's development and establishes the city's place in the labor and civil rights movements. Woodford brings his history up to the present day by surveying Detroit's new cultural landscape, focusing on its current renaissance. Written in a brisk, engaging style and filled with historic illustrations and photographs, Woodford's work is an enjoyable and authoritative overview that captures the wide scope and great variety of a proud and multifaceted city. Published under the auspices of Detroit 300, this handsome volume is a highlight of the city's tricentennial celebration, presenting Detroit's best face to the world - and to the future.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            xi
The River 1 (4)
The First People 5 (10)
The French Village 15 (10)
The British Fort 25 (10)
The American Town 35 (12)
The Road West 47 (16)
The Civil War 63 (12)
An Industrial Center 75 (14)
The Automobile 89 (12)
World War 101(14)
The Great Depression 115(12)
A City of Champions 127(14)
The Rise of Labor 141(10)
The Arsenal of Democracy 151(10)
A City of Change 161(14)
Civil Rights and Civil Strife 175(10)
A City of Many Tongues 185(12)
Motown 197(20)
Tough Times 217(20)
Epilogue: A New Beginning 237(18)
Suggestions for Further Reading 255(2)
Index 257