Hidden History of Ypsilanti

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The History Press, 2011 - History - 142 pages
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Hidden History of Ypsilanti features a collection of author Laura Bien's columns on the less-known, yet endlessly entertaining aspects of the city's history. Take a closer look at the role of women in the 19th century workplace. Travel through the culinary history of Ypsilanti and even Michigan. Recount the trials and tribulations of household servants. Join Bien as she examines the life less ordinary of Ypsilanti.
  

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Contents

Foreword by Paul Schreiber
7
Ypsis Failed Breakfast Cereal
23
The Male Suffragette
36
Factory Girls of 1910 Ypsilantis WaldorfAstoria 49
49
Modem
62
An Automatic ToastButterer
68
serVants Quarters
83
Fluffy Sparrow Heads
97
River Streets Dirty Laundry
110
Little Nemo in Ypsilanti
123
The Farmer and the Poet
137
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About the author (2011)

Laura Bien is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University. She contributes local history articles to the Ypsilanti Courier, the Ypsilanti Citizen, www.ypsinews.com, the Ann Arbor Observer and the Ann Arbor Chronicle. She lives in Ypsilanti with her husband.

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