Yesterday’s Detroit – Frank Angelo
The Indians came and called Detroit « Yondotega » wich means « the Great Village ». Then came the French and the British and the American and thousands of others from many lands.
And a great metropolis grew out of the wilderness to become the center of an automobile industry that would provide the world with freedom of mobility and the arms to defend it.
But still no description seems more suited to Detroit than the first « the Great Village », at last to Frank Angelo, native son of the city, as he looks lovingly at yesterday’s Detroit. He makes its story come alive with pictures that capture the city’s people at work and at play, in the midst of tragedy or joy, in prayer or perdition, in schools or in jails. More than two hundred historic photographs (many of them never published before) help tell this story of the people who have molded the character of a great city