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Muddy Boots and Ragged Aprons: Images of the Working Class in Detroit, 1900-1930 Paperback – March 1, 1997


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press (March 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814324827
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814324820
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 10.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,703,673 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

Beautifully showcasing over 170 photos, Muddy Boots and Ragged Aprons is about the victories of the city's working people.

About the Author

Kevin Boyle, an assistant professor of history from the Universityof Massachusetts, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Victoria Getis received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By SaraBellum on June 16, 2000
Format: Paperback
My mom was born in working class Detroit, shortly after the period coved by this book. It literally made her cry. I will bring back lots of memories for natives and give a new generation a glimpse into what life was like for inner city dwellers during this important part of Detroit's history. This book fills a great void. So much of Michigan history is focused on the auto industry, the lakefront or the fashionable "Pointes". This book addresses the visual history of Detroit from the working class point of view. Great factories dominated the landscape. This book finds beauty and passion in the grit.Not only great for Detroit natives, any student of inner city history will enjoy this book. The photographs are beautifully produced and the narrative is well written. The authors' familiarity and great research shine through. This book is a "must" for anyone interested in urban studies, photography and history.
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