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For Our Soul

Ethiopian Jews in Israel

Teshome G. Wagaw

For Our Soul describes the ongoing process of adjustment and absorption that the Ethiopian Jewish immigrants experienced in Israel.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344101
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344095

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

Toast of the Town

The Life and Times of Sunnie Wilson

Sunnie Wilson with John Cohassey

The life and times of Sunnie Wilson reflected on the changes in Detroit over the last sixty years.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343876
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343883

Uppermost Canada

The Western District and the Detroit Frontier, 1800-1850

R. Alan Douglas

Examines the historical, cultural, and social history of the Canadian portion of the Detroit River community in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344484
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344491

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

The Origin of the Modern Jewish Woman Writer

Romance and Reform in Victorian England

Michael Galchinsky

Analyses the development of Jewish women's writing in relation to Victorian literary history, women's cultural history, and Jewish cultural history.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344446
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344453

Jewish Immigrant Associations and American Identity in New York, 1880-1939

Jewish Landsmanshaftn in American Culture

Daniel Soyer

Study of a vital immigrant institution and the formation of American ethnic identity.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344507
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344514

Maurice Sugar

Law, Labor, and the Left in Detroit, 1912-1950

Christopher H. Johnson

A biography of the life of Maurice Sugar, a labor activist and lawyer for the United Auto Workers, highlighting his struggles of the early 1930s to bring the union message to Detroit.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344835
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814340042

Marketing Identities

The Invention of Jewish Ethnicity in Ost und West

David A. Brenner

A study of the first Jewish magazine to explore ethnic identity in early 20th century Germany.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345191
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345184

Jewish Moroccan Folk Narratives from Israel

Haya Bar-Itzhak and Aliza Shenhar

A unique selection of folk narratives of Moroccan Jews in Israel.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344521
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344538

From Sofia to Jaffa

The Jews of Bulgaria and Israel

Guy H. Haskell
Foreword by Raphael Patai

From Sophia to Jaffa chronicles the fascinating saga of a population relocated.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344064
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344057

United States Jewry, 1776-1985

Volume 1

Jacob Rader Marcus

Comprehensive history of Jewish immigration, segregation, and integration; of Jewry’s cultural exclusiveness and assimilation; of its internal division and indivisible unity; and of its role in the making of America.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344699
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344682

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

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

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

Jewish Poland—Legends of Origin

Ethnopoetics and Legendary Chronicles

Haya Bar-Itzhak

Examination the legends of origin of the Jews of Poland and discloses how the community is created.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343913
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343920

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
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814312865

Raul Ruiz's Cinema of Inquiry

Edited by Andreea Marinescu and Ignacio Lopez-Vicuna

Investigates the work of global filmmaker Raúl Ruiz.

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

Shelter from the Holocaust

Rethinking Jewish Survival in the Soviet Union

Edited by Mark Edele, Sheila Fitzpatrick, and Atina Grossmann

The first book-length study of the survival of Polish Jews in Stalin’s Soviet Union.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814342671
Hardback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814344408
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814342688

The Best Laid Plans

Interrogating the Heist Film

Edited by Jeannette Sloniowski and Jim Leach

Explores the significance of the heist film genre.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814342244
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814342251

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