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.

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.

Marlena

Author: Julie Buntin

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732548821

Category: Fiction

Page: 367

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Die fünfzehnjährige Cat ist neu in der Stadt, einsam und unglücklich - bis sie ihre Nachbarin kennenlernt, die wunderschöne und unberechenbare Marlena. Eine Freundschaft beginnt, voller Versprechungen, intensiv und gefährlich wie die Jugend selbst: erste Drinks, erste Zigaretten, erste Küsse. Marlena aber wird immer riskanter - und Cat wird ein Versprechen brechen, das sie jetzt, Jahrzehnte später, einholen wird. Die atemberaubende Geschichte zweier Mädchen und einem Jahr im ländlichen Michigan, das die eine ihr Leben kosten wird und die andere für immer verändern.

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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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'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 sonderbare letzte Reise des Donald Crowhurst

Author: Ron Hall,Nicholas Tomalin

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492953239

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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Ein Klassiker über ein zeitlos spannendes Abenteurerschicksal Im Juli 1969 wird mitten im Atlantik eine Jacht entdeckt – die Segel sind gesetzt, aber der Trimaran ist leer. Nur die Log- und Tagebücher befinden sich noch an Bord und offenbaren ein dunkles Geheimnis. Ihr Verfasser Donald Crowhurst war acht Monate zuvor aufgebrochen, um im Wettstreit mit namhaften Seglern wie Robin Knox-Johnston und Bernard Moitessier als schnellster Solosegler nonstop die Welt zu umrunden. Was damals kaum jemand wusste: Crowhurst verfügte weder über Hochseeerfahrung noch über ein seetaugliches Boot. Doch warum war der Unternehmer und Familienvater dennoch bei dem Rennen, das die Sunday Times mit einem Preisgeld von 5000 Pfund ausgelost hatte, angetreten? Und was ist an Bord geschehen, dass er für immer verschollen blieb? Einfühlsam arbeiten die Autoren anhand der letzten Aufzeichnungen die Vorgeschichte und sonderbaren Abläufe auf See auf. Sie berichten von menschlichem Streben und Versagen. Erzählen eine Geschichte über Heldentum, in der kein Held vorkommt. Und zeichnen das Porträt eines bemerkenswerten Mannes, der am Ende keinen Ausweg mehr sah. »Crowhursts Geschichte ist dramatischer als alle anderen, geheimnisvoller und dunkler als ›All is lost‹.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazin »Eine der außergewöhnlichsten Seefahrtgeschichten, die je veröffnetlicht wurde.« The Washington Post »Ein Meisterstück.« The New Yorker »Eines der packendsten Lesestücke über das Segeln überhaupt.« FAZ

Aretha Franklin

Queen of Soul

Author: Mark Bego

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3841901506

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 315

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Aus ihrem Privatleben hat die 20-fache Grammy-Gewinnerin Aretha Franklin immer ein Geheimnis gemacht. Bestsellerautor Mark Bego gelingt es trotzdem, ein ebenso faszinierendes wie privates Porträt der Queen of Soul zu zeichnen. Das Buch handelt von ihren musikalischen Erfolgen, den Männern ihres Lebens, dem lebenlangen Kampf gegen Esssucht und Übergewicht, ihrer Flugangst und ihren Fehden mit anderen Stars. Sämtliche Originialalben werden detailliert und kenntnisreich beschrieben und die Musik in den Kontext der jeweiligen Zeit gesetzt. Ein Buch, das jeden Musik- und Soulfan begeistern wird.

The Soulful Kinda Music Guide to Detroit Soul

A Discography of the Motor City

Author: Dave Rimmer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533246356

Category:

Page: 270

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Detroit was a Jazz city in the 1950s, but with the dawn of the the Sixties, the sound the city wanted was Soul Music. You can't ignore the influence that Berry Gordy Jr had on the city's music. He built the largest Black American owned company in the world with his Motown Empire. But there was so much more to the music of the Motor City. There were hundreds of little labels who produced music just as good as that of the major labels, but for one reason or another (Usually a lack of promotion and money) they failed to become hits. This book tries to redress that balance, by focusing on the smaller labels and the artists who made great records, but never got the hits. Stuffed full to the brim with Label Listings and Artist Discographies, this is a book for the serious Detroit afficianado.

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

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.

Detroit Then and Now

Author: Cheri Y. Gay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781571456892

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

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Celebrating America's favorite cityscapes, this series combines historic interest and contemporary beauty. Then and Now features fascinating archival photographs contrasted with specially commissioned, full-color images of the same scene today. A visual lesson in the historic changes of our greatest urban landscapes.

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

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.

Metro Detroit Boxing

Author: Lindy Lindell

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738518879

Category: History

Page: 128

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Boxing seemed to spring up in Detroit as early as 1900: heavyweight champ Jim Jeffries and future heavyweight champ Tommy Burns fought that year. With the emergence of Joe Louis in the 1930s and Thomas Mearns in the late 1970s, Motown enjoyed surges of interest in the sport. At the dawn of a new millenium, the presence of three casinos has given the sport another revival of interest in the city. Metro Detroit Boxing showcases over 180 photographs that reveal not only the personalities who have enlivened the sport in the Detroit area, but also the places in which boxers, trainers, managers, and promoters fought, trained, lived, worked, and recreated. Photographs include where Joe Louis went to school, trained, and fought. Various boxing celebrities, including Muhammad Ali, are caught for the camera, socializing with eminent politicians and other figures of the day.