Hamtramck:TheDrivenCity(MI) (MakingofAmerica)



Hamtramck:TheDrivenCity(MI) (MakingofAmerica) Surrounded Completely By The City Of Detroit, Hamtramck Is Today Home To 24,000 Residents, But Its Small Size Just 2.1 Square Miles Belies Its Expansive History And The Influence This Remarkable Community Has Had Far Beyond Its Borders.Founded As A Township In 1798, Hamtramck Remained Primarily A Rural Area Until The Early Twentieth Century, When Auto Pioneers John And Horace Dodge Opened A Factory On The South End Of Town In Just 20 Years, The City S Population Increased By A Staggering 1,600 Percent The Majority Of These Newest Residents Were Polish Immigrants, Who Brought With Them A Strong Work Ethic, A Rich Culture, A Genuine Joy For Living, And An Intense Appreciation For Democracy Legendary To This Day For Its Fiery Politics, The Solidly Democratic Hamtramck Openly Flaunted Prohibition, Received A Visit From President Franklin D Roosevelt, Strongly Supported The Early Labor Unions, And Even Served As A Key Headquarters For The Communist Party In North America In Hamtramck The Driven City, An Engaging Narrative Combined With Than 100 Black And White Images Will Take Readers On A Fascinating Journey Into The Past And Breathe New Life Into The Memorable Characters And Events, The Conflicts And Scandals That Formed The City S Distinctive Identity.


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