The Dawn of Detroit

A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits

Author: Tiya Miles

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1620972328

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 Longlisted for the 2018 Cundill History Prize 2018 Merle Curti Social History Award Winner 2018 James A. Rawley Prize Co-Winner A New York Times Editor’s Choice selection A Michigan Notable Book of 2018 A Booklist Editors’ Choice Title for 2017 “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 “[Miles] has compiled documentation that does for Detroit what the Works Progress Administration and the Federal Writers’ Project slave narratives did for other regions, primarily the South.” —Washington Post “[Tiya Miles] is among the best when it comes to blending artful storytelling with an unwavering sense of social justice.” —Martha S. Jones in The Chronicle of Higher Education “A necessary work of powerful, probing scholarship.” —Publisher Weekly (starred) “A book likely to stand at the head of further research into the problem of Native and African-American slavery in the north country.” —Kirkus Reviews 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).

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

Author: John W. Frazier,Joe T. Darden,Norah F. Henry

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438436858

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.

The Dawn of Conservation Diplomacy

U.S.-Canadian Wildlife Protection Treaties in the Progressive Era

Author: Kurkpatrick Dorsey

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295990031

Category: History

Page: 311

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In the first decades of the twentieth century, fish in the Great Lakes and Puget Sound, seals in the North Pacific, and birds across North America faced a common threat: over harvesting that threatened extinction for many species. Progressive era conservationists saw a need for government intervention to protect threatened animals. And because so many species migrated across international political boundaries, their protectors saw the necessity of international conservation agreements. In The Dawn of Conservation Diplomacy, Kurkpatrick Dorsey examines the first three comprehensive wildlife conservation treaties in history, all between the United States and Canada: the Inland Fisheries Treaty of 1908, the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911, and the Migratory Bird Treaty of 1916.

Albert Kahn

Builder of Detroit

Author: Roger Matuz

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814329573

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.

Live alone and like it

Benimmregeln für die vergnügte Singlefrau

Author: Marjorie Hillis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492247795

Category: Single women

Page: 170

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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.

Die Moortochter

Psychothriller

Author: Karen Dionne

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641208467

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Helena Pelletier lebt in Michigan auf der einsamen Upper Peninsula. Sie ist eine ausgezeichnete Fährtenleserin und Jägerin – Fähigkeiten, die sie als Kind von ihrem Vater gelernt hat, als sie in einer Blockhütte mitten im Moor lebten. Für Helena war ihr Vater immer ein Held – bis sie vor fünfzehn Jahren erfahren musste, dass er in Wahrheit ein gefährlicher Psychopath ist, der ihre Mutter entführt hatte. Helena hatte daraufhin für seine Festnahme gesorgt, und seit Jahren sitzt er nun im Hochsicherheitsgefängnis. Doch als Helena eines Tages in den Nachrichten hört, dass ein Gefangener von dort entkommen ist, weiß sie sofort, dass es ihr Vater ist und dass er sich im Moor versteckt. Nur Helena hat die Fähigkeiten, ihn aufzuspüren. Es wird eine brutale Jagd, denn er hat noch eine Rechnung mit ihr offen ...

Detroit

Ragtime and the Jazz Age

Author: Jon Milan

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738561134

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.

Das Wunder der wilden Insel

Author: Peter Brown

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641194466

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Preisgekrönt und bezaubernd: ein moderner Klassiker Als das Robotermädchen Roz erstmals die Augen öffnet, findet sie sich auf einer wilden, einsamen Insel wieder. Wie sie dorthin gekommen ist und warum, weiß sie nicht. Das Wetter und ein wilder Bär setzen ihr übel zu, und Roz begreift, dass sie sich ihrer Umgebung anpassen muss, wenn sie überleben will. Also beobachtet sie, erlernt die Sprache der Tiere und entdeckt, dass Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft sie weiterbringen. Viele würden das Blechmonster zwar am liebsten verjagen, aber Roz gibt nicht auf. Sie zieht ein Gänseküken auf, und endlich fassen die Tiere Vertrauen. Als Roz dann in großer Gefahr schwebt, stehen sie ihr als Freunde bei.

THE DAWN OF TIME TRAVEL

Author: Richard Tiernan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462029914

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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When the nine thousand year-old bones of a man are found near the little town of Black River, local Indians dispute archeologists over the use of the bones. But, former FBI computer expert, Mary Webber, working for the Black River Sheriff’s Office, matches the bones to a missing man from modern time. A top secret, government agency, led by Mark Denver, races against time to change history before local sheriff’s detective, Frank McDermott, and his new love, Mary Webber, unearth the mystery of the bones. Follow the mystery, romance, intrigue, and adventure as one mystery is unraveled only to start an adventure in time for government agent, Capt. Paul Andrews, who must go back to the past to recover his best friend and correct history.

Voyages of the Dawn Treader

Author: Daniel Graham, Sr.

Publisher: Rainbow, Sunshine, and Stars

ISBN: 0988470047

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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Travels and love stories of a Christian computer programmer. Includes pictures. Aspirations of a struggling software engineer. Family ruminations and stories.

Detroit's Cass Corridor

Author: Armando Delicato,Elias Khalil

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738582689

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.

Stayin' Alive

The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class

Author: Jefferson Cowie

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 159558532X

Category: History

Page: 488

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An epic account of how middle-class America hit the rocks in the political and economic upheavals of the 1970s

Dawn of Discovery

The Early British Travellers to Crete

Author: Dudley Moore

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443853747

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 225

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This book focuses on three important British travellers to Crete during the 18th and 19th centuries to establish whether or not they made any significant contribution to the field of research with regard to the archaeological heritage of Bronze Age Crete. It is an attempt to bring these ‘lost pioneers’ of antiquity to the fore and to recognize their efforts as part of the foundation of the discovery of the island’s Bronze Age archaeology prior to the ground-breaking excavations of Sir Arthur Evans. The three travellers examined here are Richard Pococke (1704–65), Robert Pashley (1805–59) and Thomas Spratt (1811–88). Having dealt with the terms that these travellers used in describing ancient remains, the book looks briefly at the background to Bronze Age Crete itself. Thereafter the development from antiquarianism into archaeology is followed to establish the motives behind these travellers’ wanderings in Crete. This also involves a discussion of other British travellers to Crete and problems they may have encountered with an island in the throes of Ottoman turbulence. Using their published journals, the author has followed the footsteps of Pococke, Pashley and Spratt to see what they may have discovered, and compared their written accounts with what is physically there today. The results are most intriguing.

Dawn of the Valkyrie

Author: C. J. Alexander

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469735660

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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At three widely-separated locations, mob figures are assassinated. At a small private university on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Dr. Peter Kohler and Barbara Cahill, his graduate teaching assistant, stare at a computer screen upon which a very strange sequence of characters appears. Recognizing it as encrypted, the professor instructs his teaching assistant to decode the message. She does, and within hours, attempts are made to kill both of them. Now people are dead, and they must run for their lives. The question is: Who is trying to kill them? And why? The trail leads through federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies, government think tanks, and intrigues of international conglomerates. It is time for professionals, but the hand is being played by amateurs. The stakes: Their lives. And maybe everyone else's as well.

Detroit

Three Pathways to Revitalization

Author: Lewis D. Solomon

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412852056

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.

The Days of Wee Willie, Old Cy and Baseball War

Scenes from the Dawn of the Deadball Era, 1900-1903

Author: Chuck Kimberly

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786494018

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

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This account of the four baseball seasons of 1900 through 1903 seeks to capture the flavor of the period by providing yearly overviews from the standpoint of each team and by focusing more deeply on 30 or more players of the era--not only such legendary stars as Cy Young and Willie Keeler, but also relative unknowns such as Bill Keister and Kip Selbach. Each team section is supplemented by a table providing the significant batting and pitching statistics for each regular team member. The major theme of the period was the baseball war between the National and American leagues from 1900 to 1903. But the broad multi-season, multi-team view allows varying the focus. The pennant races receive due attention but there are other aspects of the baseball drama, such as: the aging star who finds a way to extend his period of dominance (Cy Young); the young, unpolished phenom whose raw talent enables him to excel (Christy Mathewson); and the fierce competitor who risks injury to help his team (Joe McGinnity or Deacon Phillippe).

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1965: January-June

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: N.A

Category: Copyright

Page: 1394

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Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)