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"Expanding the Frontiers of Civil Rights"

Michigan, 1948-1968

Sidney Fine

"Expanding the Frontiers of Civil Rights" documents an important shift in state level policy to make clear that civil rights in Michigan embraced all people.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343289
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343296

Detroit 1967

Origins, Impacts, Legacies

Edited by Joel Stone
With a Foreword by Thomas J. Sugrue

Examines relationships between black and white Detroit residents through the lens of 1967, fifty years later.

Hardback
Published: June 2017
ISBN: 9780814343036
eBOOK
Published: June 2017
ISBN: 9780814343043

From Tinseltown to Bordertown

Los Angeles on Film

Celestino Deleyto

Close readings that look for "the real Los Angeles" in a selection of contemporary movies.

Paperback
Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814339855
eBOOK
Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814339862

Luke Karamazov

Conrad Hilberry
Foreword by Emanuel Tanay, M.D.

A vivd and detailed portrait of serial murder brothers Luke Karamazov and Tommy Searl.

Paperback
Published: August 2016
ISBN: 9780814342886
Hardback
Published: August 2016
ISBN: 9780814318560
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A Fluid Frontier

Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland

Edited by Karolyn Smardz Frost and Veta Smith Tucker
With a foreword by David W. Blight

New research on the long, shared struggle for freedom by people of African descent in the Detroit River borderland from a uniquely bi-national perspective.

Paperback
Published: February 2016
ISBN: 9780814339596
eBOOK
Published: February 2016
ISBN: 9780814339602

Transnational Traditions

New Perspectives on American Jewish History

Edited by Ava F. Kahn and Adam D. Mendelsohn

Demonstrates the variety, complexity, and ramifications of the contacts and connections between Jews in America and their co-religionists abroad.

Paperback
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 9780814338612
eBOOK
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 9780814338629
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The Art of Memory

Historic Cemeteries of Grand Rapids, Michigan

Thomas R. Dilley

Traces the history of the cemetery in nineteenth- and twentieth-century America, with a specific discussion of the art, architecture, and history of the cemeteries of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Hardback
Published: September 2014
ISBN: 9780814340196
eBOOK
Published: September 2014
ISBN: 9780814340202

Images from the Arsenal of Democracy

Charles K. Hyde

A photographic history of the American automobile industry’s World War II defense production.

Hardback
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 9780814339817
eBOOK
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 9780814339824

Father Abraham's Children

Michigan Episodes in the Civil War

Frank B. Woodford
New Foreword by Arthur M. Woodford

Collects anecdotes, legends, stories, and reminiscences of Civil War veterans from a wide variety of written sources and personal interviews, in paperback for the first time.

Paperback
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9780814339572
eBOOK
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9780814339589

Cinema and Community

Progressivism, Exhibition, and Film Culture in Chicago, 1907-1917

Moya Luckett

Investigates how progressivism structured many aspects of understudied era of cinema.

Paperback
Published: December 2013
ISBN: 9780814337257
eBOOK
Published: December 2013
ISBN: 9780814337264
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"Old Slow Town"

Detroit during the Civil War

Paul Taylor

Details Detroit's tumultuous social, political, and military history during the Civil War.

Hardback
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780814336038
eBOOK
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780814339305
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Arsenal of Democracy

The American Automobile Industry in World War II

Charles K. Hyde

Examines the role of the American automobile industry in producing vehicles, weapons, and other war products during World War II.

Hardback
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780814339510
eBOOK
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780814339527

Among the Enemy

A Michigan Soldier’s Civil War Journal

Edited by Mark Hoffman

Collects the detailed and personal writings of a member of the First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics during the Civil War.

Paperback
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814334713
eBOOK
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338537

The Political Activities of Detroit Clubwomen in the 1920s

A Challenge and a Promise

Jayne Morris-Crowther

Follows the work of Detroit women's organizations as they dealt with issues related to voting, industrialization, and immigration.

Hardback
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338155
eBOOK
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338162

The West Wing

Janet McCabe

Explores how the award-winning NBC drama offered a space for vibrant conversation about U.S. politics, identity, and culture.

Paperback
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814334362
eBOOK
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814338094

The Donna Reed Show

Joanne Morreale

Analyzes The Donna Reed Show, which aired from 1958 to 1966, as a key moment of cultural transition.

Paperback
Published: November 2012
ISBN: 9780814335086
eBOOK
Published: November 2012
ISBN: 9780814338087
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Coney Detroit

Katherine Yung and Joe Grimm

A lively and thorough history of Detroit’s culinary icon: the coney island hot dog.

Paperback
Published: April 2012
ISBN: 9780814335185
eBOOK
Published: April 2012
ISBN: 9780814337189

Max Lilienthal

The Making of the American Rabbinate

Bruce L. Ruben

Explores the life and thought of Rabbi Max Lilienthal, who created a new model for the American rabbinate.

Hardback
Published: December 2011
ISBN: 9780814335161
eBOOK
Published: December 2011
ISBN: 9780814336670
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The Fall and Recapture of Detroit in the War of 1812

In Defense of William Hull

Anthony J. Yanik

Details the first major U.S. setback in the War of 1812 and analyzes the background and aftermath of Hull’s surrender.

Hardback
Published: September 2011
ISBN: 9780814335987
eBOOK
Published: September 2011
ISBN: 9780814335956

The Independent Orders of B'nai B'rith and True Sisters

Pioneers of a New Jewish Identity, 1843-1914

Cornelia Wilhelm

Explores the roles of the two oldest American Jewish fraternal organizations in the process of American Jewish identity formation.

Hardback
Published: July 2011
ISBN: 9780814334034
eBOOK
Published: July 2011
ISBN: 9780814337059

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