History

Ethnic Michigan

Michigan has a rich history of ethnic diversity. Early European explorers were met by the most populous Native American tribes of the Ottawa, Potawatomi, and the Ojibwa (or Chippewa) people. Later, in the 17th century, the French voyageurs explored and settled in Michigan. These included Etienne Brule, Jacques Marquette, and Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, the founder of the city of Detroit. However, over time large populations of various European, Middle Eastern, and Asian ethnicities have emigrated to our state. Find out more about the people who have contributed to Michigan's growth and culture.
 

Arab Americans in Metro Detroit: a pictorial history by Anan Ameri ; Yvonne Lockwood

New True Crime

Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracies: fact or fiction? Some are believable, others stretch the outer limits of credulity. Which are which? You, the reader, decide.

Collected Conspiracies

The new hate: a history of fear and loathing on the populist right by Arthur Goldwag

Among the truthers: a journey through America's growing conspiracist underground by Jonathan K

63 documents the government doesn't want you to read by Jesse Ventura, with Dick Russ

Secret societies [videodisc]: the dark mysteries of power revealed by produced by Content Inc. and Imagen Satelital/Infinito Channel

Michigan Biography

Read about some of the many noteworthy individuals who have made their mark on our great state!

Life with Mae: a Detroit family memoir by Neal Shine

The Dodge brothers: the men, the motor cars, and the legacy by Charles K. Hyde

William G. Milliken: Michigan's passionate moderate by Dave Dempsey

Empire builders: how Michigan entrepreneurs helped make America great by Burton W. Folson, Jr

Documentary Detroit

Detropia [videodisc] by Loki Films presents ; in association with Ford Foundation/Justfilms and ITVS, Impact Partners and Vital Projects ; produced and directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

Detroit [videodisc]: remember when by produced by WTVS in association with the Detroit Historical Society and Museums

The Hudson's building [videodisc] by an Urban Gralic production ; presented by Public Benefit Corporation

Searching for Sugar Man [videodisc] by a Sony Pictures Classics release of a Red Box Films/Passion Pictures production in association with Canfield Pictures and the Documentary Co. ; produced by Simon Chinn, Malik Bendjelloul ; written and directed by Malik Bendjelloul

Henry Ford [videodisc]

Parallel Lives

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: July-November 2014

The Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month in Group Study Room A from 2:00-3:00PM.   In December we meet to share favorite titles and make suggestions for the coming year. No registration is required.

July 24

Gone girl: a novel by Gillian Flynn

August 28

The light between oceans: a novel by M.L. Stedman

September 25

The book thief by Markus Zusak

October 23

Me before you by Jojo Moyes

D-Day 70th Anniversary

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of occupied France during World War II. The operation began on June 6, 1944 and was the largest single-day amphibious invasion of all time, with 160,000 troops landing on the Normandy coast. President Obama will attend the D-Day commemorative events in France.

The dead and those about to die: D-Day: the Big Red One at Omaha Beach by John C. McManus

Neptune: the Allied invasion of Europe and the D-Day landings by Craig L. Symonds

Double cross: the true story of the D-day spies by Ben Macintyre

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