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Wayne State University Press
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All Our Yesterdays is an accurate account based on extensive historical research when initially published in 1969, and is written in such a style as to make interesting and historical snapshot of the history of the city of Detroit.The authors recount the founding of the town by the French, control by the British, and growth as an American city. These episodes are recounted in the words and deeds of the people who lived and worked here, men like Judge Woodward, Father Gabriel Richard, and Governor Lewis Cass. The reader meets, among others, old General Hull surrendering the city to the British General Brock, dread cholera epidemics killing hundreds of residents, a man named Vernor making up a batch of excellent ginger ale to sell in his drug store, and Charles King building and driving the city's first motor car. Here are also accounts of the expansion of the automobile industry, the days of the Roaring Twenties, Prohibition, Great Depression, World Wars I and II, and the city of the 1950s and 1960s. This is the story of a great city; a story of past deeds, present problems, and future hopes. But more important, this is a story by and about the people of Detroit, for it is the people that have made this city great.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontispiece
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Maps
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. 1. As It Was in the Beginning
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  1. 2. In the Shade of the Old Fleur-de-Lys
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  1. 3. The Lion’s Tale
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  1. 4. Yankee Doodle Comes to Town
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  1. 5. The New Breed
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  1. 6. Light in the Wilderness
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  1. 7. Their Brothers’ Keepers
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  1. 8. Men at Work
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  1. 9. The Old Home Town
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  1. 10. The People’s City
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  1. 11. A Whiff of Gasoline
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  1. 12. The Twentieth Century City
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  1. 13. Social Upheaval
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  1. 14. War and Ferment
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  1. 15. Today and Tomorrow
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  1. Chronology
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  1. Notes on Illustrations and Maps
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  1. Selected Bibliography
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814343401
Related ISBN
9780814344439
MARC Record
OCLC
1111977510
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-16
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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