Detroit

Remembering the 1967 Detroit Riot, part 1: “Before the whole damn studio went up in flames”

by Brian Matzke July 10, 2017

“Before the whole damn studio went up in flames”: Motown at the start of the 1967 riot The Automobile and American Culture David L. Lewis and Laurence Goldstein, Editors Before Motown A History of Jazz in Detroit, 1920-60 Lars Bjorn with Jim Gallert One Nation Under A Groove Motown and American Culture Gerald Early I Hear a Symphony Motown and Crossover R&B Andrew Flory Guitars, Bars, and Motown Superstars Dennis Coffey This month marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit riot, also knowns as the 12th Street riot, one of the deadliest and most destructive riots in American history. […]

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HOLIDAY SALE: Select books only $5, $10, or 50% off!

by Lauren Stachew November 26, 2016

As you begin your search for gifts this holiday season, look no further than the University of Michigan Press! Our holiday sale features a variety of classics, favorites, conversation starters, and new titles – all at a variety of discounts. Use discount code UMHOL16, valid through January 2, 2017.   GO BLUE      NATURE              MICHIGAN HISTORY       CONTAINING MULTITUDES                                      

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Remembering Tom Hayden

by Jenny Geyer October 26, 2016

Stephanie Steinberg, author of In the Name of Editorial Freedom: 125 Years at the Michigan Daily, wrote the following piece as a tribute to her work with Tom Hayden while writing her book.   Many will remember Tom Hayden as a 1960s radical activist, California state legislator or that guy who was once married to actress Jane Fonda. I’ll always remember Tom as a fellow Michigan Daily editor-in-chief, and someone who cared as much about the University of Michigan’s student-run newspaper as me. After his passing Sunday night, newspapers across the country highlighted Tom’s significance in history. The New York Times said […]

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Vernor’s 150th Anniversary

by Kasie Pleiness June 6, 2016

Vernor’s Ginger Ale celebrates its 150th anniversary this week. Created in 1866 by James Vernor, Vernor’s was first introduced in a drugstore in Detroit. The Michigan made ginger ale spread from city to city through the sale of bottling franchises, but was not distributed nationally until the 1960s. Vernor’s is the oldest continuously produced soda pop in the United States, preceding Coke, Pepsi, Hires, and Faygo. On June 11, the Vernor’s Ginger Ale Collector’s Club will be hosting a 150th Anniversary Party at the Detroit Historical Museum. The event will feature a presentation on the history of the soda pop, […]

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John L. Tishman, author of Building Tall, dies at 90

by Kasie Pleiness February 10, 2016

John L. Tishman, author of Building Tall and University of Michigan graduate, passed away on Saturday, February 6 in his New York home at the age of 90. Tishman, who inherited the Tishman Realty and Construction Company from his grandfather, is known for transforming the skylines of Detroit, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. Before taking over his grandfather’s company, Tishman studied electrical engineering at U of M and served in the U.S. Navy. His projects include the original “twin towers” of the World Trade Center in New York, the Hancock Tower in Chicago, the Renaissance Center in Detroit, the […]

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