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On Jewish Folklore

Raphael Patai

Provides a rich harvest of Jewish customs and traditional beliefs, gathered from all over the world and from ancient to modern times.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344217
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344200

Witness Through the Imagination

Jewish American Holocaust Literature

S. Lillian Kremer

A critical reading of themes and stylistic strategies of major American Holocaust fiction to determine its capacity to render the prelude, progress, and aftermath of the Holocaust.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343937
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343944

Seasons of Grace

A History of the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit

Leslie Woodcock Tentler
Foreword by Edmund Cardinal Szoka

Seasons of Grace is a history of the catholic Church and community in southern lower Michigan from the 1830s through the 1950s.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344002
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343999

Rabbinic Judaism in the Making

The Halakhah from Ezra to Judah I

Alexander Guttmann

The study of the evolution of normative Judaism from the time of Ezra (ca. 400 B.C.) to Judah I, the Prince (ca. 200 A.D.).

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344026
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344019

Going Greek

Jewish College Fraternities in the United States, 1895-1945

Marianne R. Sanua

A history of Jewish fraternities and sororities in the early-twentieth-century United States.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344194
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344187

Songquest

The Journals of Great Lakes Folklorist Ivan H. Walton

Edited by Joe Grimm

The field notes of a pioneering folklorist who collected the songs, stories, and cultural history of Great Lakes sailors in the 1930s.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344613
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344606

Jewish Agricultural Utopias in America, 1880-1910

by Uri D. Herscher

The first comprehensive treatment of America’s Jewish farming utopias revealing the confluence of American and Jewish utopian traditions and measures the impact of the American experiments on the nascent kibbutz movement in Palestine.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344651
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344644

The Israeli-American Connection

Its Roots in the Yishuv, 1914-1945

Michael Brown

An examination of the ways in which the American experience influenced some of the major Jewish leaders during and between the world wars.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344590
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344583

Jewish Buenos Aires, 1890- 1939

In Search of an Identity

Victor A. Mirelman

Examination of the changing facade of the Argentinean Jewish community from the beginning of mass Jewish immigration in 1890 to its decline in 1930.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344576
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344569

The Life and Work of Ludwig Lewisohn

Volume 1: "A Touch of Wildness"

Ralph Melnick

Biography of Ludwig Lewisohn’s life until 1934, an imposing literary figure in America and Europe during the first half of the twentieth century.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344675
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344668

United States Jewry, 1776-1985

Volume 4, The East European Period, The Emergence of the American Jew Epilogue

Jacob Rader Marcus

In the final volume of this set, Marcus deals with the coming and challenge of the East European Jews from 1852 to 1920.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345061
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345054

United States Jewry, 1776-1985

Volume 2, The Germanic Period

Jacob Rader Marcus

The second volume of this seminal work on American Jewry covers the period from 1841 to 1860.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344712
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344705

Working Detroit

Steve Babson
with Ron Alpern, Dave Elsila, and John Revitte

Working Detroit documents the events in the city's ongoing struggle to build an industrial society that is both prosperous and humane.

eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345092

Ambiguous Relations

The American Jewish Community and Germany Since 1945

Shlomo Shafir

Addresses the complex relationships between American Jews and Germany over the fifty years following the end of World War II.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345085
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345078

Life and Work of Ludwig Lewisohn, Volume II

"This Dark and Desperate Age"

Ralph Melnick

This second volume portrays Lewisohn's last decades as an outspoken opponent of Nazi Germany.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345047
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345030

The Shaping of Jewish Identity in Nineteenth Century France

Jay R. Berkovitz

Focusing on the ideology of regeneration, Jay Berkovitz traces the social, economic, and religious struggles of nineteenth-century French Jews.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344088
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344071

Twenty Israeli Composers

Voices of a Culture

Robert Fleisher

Twenty of Israel's leading art-music composers discuss the interaction of inspiration, method and cultural context in their work, revealing both international and national influence and scope.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344255
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344248

The Burden

African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery

Edited by Rochelle Riley
Foreword by Nikole Hannah-Jones

Examines the continued emotional, economic, and cultural enslavement of African Americans in the twenty-first century.

Hardback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345146
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345153

In Fitting Memory

The Art and Politics of Holocaust Memorials

Text by Sybil Milton
Photographs by Ira Nowinski

In Fitting Memory, a critical survey of Holocaust memorials and monuments in Europe, Israel, and the United States, focuses on the archeological remains at the original sites of Nazi terror which constituted the first postwar memorials.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343753
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343760

Tradition and Politics

The Religious Parties of Israel

Gary S. Schiff

A comprehensive study of religious parties of Israel.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343890
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343906

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