All Our Yesterdays
A Brief History of DetroitBook - 1969
All Our Yesterdays is the first history of the City of Detroit to be published in the last twenty-five years. It is an account based on extensive historical research, yet is written in such a style as to make interesting and enjoyable reading.
The authors tell of the founding of the 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. Here also are accounts of the expansion of the automobile industry, the days of the roaring twenties, prohibition, the 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.