Ann Arbor in the 20th Century: A Photographic History

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Ann Arbor began the 20th century as a modest manufacturing and farm trading center with a small co-existing university community. By the end of the century, Ann Arbor had developed into a cosmopolitan city, home to people from all over the world. Ann Arbor in the 20th Century details the important developments that occurred over a period of 100 years, as residents witnessed the growth of its neighborhoods, schools, shopping areas, and social services. Enormous changes to the physical landscape of the town-brought about by innovations in architecture, the influence of industry and entertainment, and the transition from horse-drawn vehicles to automobiles-are all documented through this collection of photographs. Images of famous visitors, such as Carrie Nation railing against alcohol and President Kennedy introducing the Peace Corps, are included.
ISBN: 9780738520100
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Michigan
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In this companion to the best-selling Ann Arbor in the 19th Century, author Grace Shackman leads readers on a guided tour of a beloved home town. Shackman is a history columnist for the Ann Arbor Observer, and is a contributor to Old West Side News. She teaches local history classes at Washtenaw Community College and is a regular guest on the Ted Heusel Show on WAAM radio. She served as an elected Washtenaw County commissioner for eight years.
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