Michigan and the Great Lakes

A History of Ann Arbor

Jonathan Marwil
A narrative history of Ann Arbor's transformation from frontier community to world-renowned center for learning and research

Description

"I found it filled with many interesting things . . . ."
—Arthur Miller

"For those of us who have admiration and affection for the university and the city of Ann Arbor, it is fascinating reading."
—Gerald R. Ford, 38th President of the United States

"Marwil clearly documents the great impact of the University of Michigan in shaping the town's history, but succeeds in portraying Ann Arbor's own character and identity. . . . a delightful book."
—Robert M. Warner, Dean Emeritus, School of Information and Library Studies, University of Michigan, and former Archivist of the United States

Jonathan Marwil is a historian and the author of The Trials of Counsel: Francis Bacon in 1621 and Frederic Manning: An Unfinished Life.

Praise / Awards

  • "For those of us who have admiration and affection for the university and the city of Ann Arbor, it is fascinating reading."
    —Gerald R. Ford

Look Inside

A History of Ann Arbor
Contents
Acknowledgements - ix
Preface - xi
1. The Most Desirable Residence in the Great West: 1824-1851 - 1
2. A New Athens: 1851-1878 - 25
3. City of Knowledge and Homes: 1878-1914 - 55
4. The City Where Commerce and Education Meet: 1914-1945 - 93
5. Research Center of the Midwest: 1945-1980 - 135
Illustrations - 171
A Note on Sources - 175
Notes - 176
Index - 187

Product Details

  • 7 x 10.
  • 208pp.
  • photographs, illustrations.
Available for sale worldwide

  • Hardcover
  • 1991
  • Available
  • 978-0-472-09463-9

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  • $27.95 U.S.

  • Paper
  • 1991
  • Available
  • 978-0-472-06463-2

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  • $21.95 U.S.

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