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Hamtramck: Soul Of A City: Images of America
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.

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by Greg Kowalski
Since its founding in 1798, the city of Hamtramck, Michigan has evolved from a dusty farming community on the edge of Detroit into a nationally recognized town of culture and character. The Dodge Main factory, founded in 1910, drew thousands of immigrants to the city of Hamtramck, and a vibrant, multi-cultural community began to grow. Over the course of the next 90 years, the people of Hamtramck developed a landmark educational system, a strong devotion to church and family, a fiery political scene, and labor-organizing activities with national reverberations. In this book, Greg uses a unique collection of historical photographs to document Hamtramck's incredible growth throughout the years, and reveal the unmatched integrity, commitment, and independence of its people.

Author Bio: Greg Kowalski is Chairman of the Hamtramck Historical Commission and a lifelong Hamtramck resident. An author and editor, his articles have appeared in many area newspapers and magazines. He recently published Hamtramck: The Driven City through Arcadia's Making of America series.
  • Softcover
  • 128 pages
  • 200 black and white photographs
  • Size 6.5" x 9.25" 16.5cm x 23.5cm Signed By The Author

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