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Prayer & Community

The Havurah in American Judaism

Riv-Ellen Prell

Combining history and ethnography, Prell uses current theories about ritual and prayer to understand men's and women's struggles with their religious tradition and their desire to create community.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344460
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344477

From New Zion to Old Zion

American Jewish Immigration and Settlement in Palestine, 1917-1939

Joseph B. Glass

Analyzes the migration of American Jews to Palestine between the two world wars and explores the contribution of these settlers to the building of Palestine.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344231
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344224

The Forerunners

Dutch Jewry in the North American Diaspora

Robert P. Swierenga

A detailed history of the immigration of Dutch Jews to the United States and to the whole American diaspora.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344170
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344163

Independent Man

The Life of Senator James Couzens

Harry Barnard
With an Introduction by David L. Lewis

The only book-length biography of a major Michigan figure who served as Detroit’s mayor and contributed to the early success of the Ford Motor Company.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343968
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814335871

Harry Bertoia, Sculptor

June Kompass Nelson

The first book devoted to the life and work of a contemporary Italian-born American artist Harry Bertoia.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343722
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343715

The Iron Hunter

Chase S. Osborn
With an Introduction by Robert M. Warner

Autobiography of Michigan’s controversial governor from the Upper Peninsula.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343951
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814335857

United States Jewry, 1776-1985

Volume 3, The Germanic Period, Part 2

Jacob Rader Marcus

The third volume covers the period from 1860 to 1920, beginning with the Jews, slavery, and the Civil War, and concluding with the rise of Reform Judaism.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344736
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344729

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

Hugo Von Hofmannsthal

Three Plays

Translated with an Introduction by Alfred Schwarz

The translations collected here-Death and the Fool, Electra, and The Tower represent different periods and interests in his career as a dramatist.

Paperback
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814312865

Raul Ruiz's Cinema of Inquiry

Edited by Ignacio Lopez-Vicuna and Andreea Marinescu

Investigates the work of global filmmaker Raúl Ruiz.

Paperback
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814341063
eBOOK
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814341070

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