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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

Bread to Eat and Clothes to Wear

Letters from Jewish Migrants in the Early Twentieth Century

Gur Alroey

Collects and analyzes letters from Jewish men and women in the early stages of migrating from Eastern Europe.

Paperback
Published: June 2011
ISBN: 9780814335192
eBOOK
Published: June 2011
ISBN: 9780814335833

Monopoly on Wheels

Henry Ford and the Selden Automobile Patent

William Greenleaf
With a New Introduction by David L. Lewis

Examines the eight-year legal fight to overturn the Selden automobile patent in the early days of the American auto industry.

Paperback
Published: March 2011
ISBN: 9780814335123
eBOOK
Published: March 2011
ISBN: 9780814335840
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The Color of Law

Ernie Goodman, Detroit, and the Struggle for Labor and Civil Rights

Steve Babson, Dave Riddle, and David Elsila

Biography of Ernie Goodman, a Detroit lawyer and political activist who played a key role in social justice cases.

Hardback
Published: October 2010
ISBN: 9780814334966
eBOOK
Published: October 2010
ISBN: 9780814336380

Our Exodus

Leon Uris and the Americanization of Israel’s Founding Story

M. M. Silver

Examines the phenomenon of Exodus and its influence on post–World War II understandings of Israel’s beginnings.

Hardback
Published: August 2010
ISBN: 9780814334430
eBOOK
Published: August 2010
ISBN: 9780814336397
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Hollowed Ground

Copper Mining and Community Building on Lake Superior, 1840s-1990s

Larry Lankton

Details a century and a half of copper mining along Upper Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, from the arrival of the first incorporated mines in the 1840s until the closing of the last mine in the mid-1990s.

Paperback
Published: May 2010
ISBN: 9780814334904
Hardback
Published: May 2010
ISBN: 9780814334584
eBOOK
Published: May 2010
ISBN: 9780814336960
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Maxwell Motor and the Making of the Chrysler Corporation

Anthony J. Yanik

A detailed history of Maxwell Motor Company, a medium-sized Detroit automaker that became the foundation of the Chrysler Corporation.

Hardback
Published: February 2009
ISBN: 9780814334232
eBOOK
Published: February 2009
ISBN: 9780814340851

A Newscast for the Masses

The History of Detroit Television News

Tim Kiska

Explores the development of local television news and the economic and social factors that elevated it to prominence.

Paperback
Published: February 2009
ISBN: 9780814333020
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"My Brave Mechanics"

The First Michigan Engineers and Their Civil War

Mark Hoffman
Foreword by William M. Anderson

An important and little-known chapter of Michigan’s Civil War history, drawn from the letters, diaries, and regimental records of the First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics regiment.

Hardback
Published: June 2007
ISBN: 9780814332924

A Badger Boy in Blue

The Civil War Letters of Chauncey H. Cooke

With an Introduction and Appendix by William Mulligan, Jr.

The Civil War letters of a young Wisconsin soldier, previously published in the Wisconsin Magazine of History, 1920–1922, are made available for the first time to a wide audience.

Paperback
Published: January 2007
ISBN: 9780814333433
eBOOK
Published: January 2007
ISBN: 9780814335536
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"I Hope to Do My Country Service"

The Civil War Letters of John Bennitt, M.D., Surgeon, 19th Michigan Infantry

Edited by Robert Beasecker with a foreword by William M. Anderson

A revealing firsthand account of the Civil War as told through the letters of a Michigan regimental surgeon.

Hardback
Published: March 2005
ISBN: 9780814331705
eBOOK
Published: March 2005
ISBN: 9780814337349

The Practical Utopians

American Workers and the Cooperative Movement in the Gilded Age

Steve Leikin

An exploration of the ideological conflicts and practical experiences of late-nineteenth-century American workers who pursued "cooperation" as an alternative to "competitive" capitalism.

Hardback
Published: January 2005
ISBN: 9780814331286
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A Hanging in Detroit

Stephen Gifford Simmons and the Last Execution under Michigan Law

David G. Chardavoyne

The first historical study—and a riveting account—of the last execution in Michigan.

Paperback
Published: July 2003
ISBN: 9780814331330
Hardback
Published: July 2003
ISBN: 9780814331323
eBOOK
Published: July 2003
ISBN: 9780814337394

Jewish Voices of the California Gold Rush

A Documentary History, 1849-1880

Edited with an Introduction by Ava F. Kahn

A history of the founding of California’s Jewish community during the Gold Rush.

Hardback
Published: September 2002
ISBN: 9780814328590

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
Published: July 2002
ISBN: 9780814343968
eBOOK
Published: July 2002
ISBN: 9780814335871

Communings of the Spirit

The Journals of Mordecai M. Kaplan, Volume 1: 1913-1934

Edited by Mel Scult

Selections from the diary of the founder of Reconstructionism in America, covering Kaplan’s early years as a rabbi, teacher of rabbis, and community leader.

Paperback
Published: May 2002
ISBN: 9780814331163
Hardback
Published: May 2002
ISBN: 9780814325759

"My World Is Gone"

Memories of Life in a Southern Cotton Mill Town

George G. Suggs, Jr.

In this firsthand account of his native Bladenboro, North Carolina, George G. Suggs, Jr., captures in rich detail the world of a thriving cotton mill town where the company was dominant but workers had forged a strong community.

Hardback
Published: May 2002
ISBN: 9780814330357

Judaism within Modernity

Essays on Jewish History and Religion

Michael A. Meyer

Judaism within Modernity explores Jewish historiography and the problems of periodization in modern Jewish history, with a focus on Jews of Germany and the United States.

Hardback
Published: August 2001
ISBN: 9780814328743

Negroes with Guns

Robert F. Williams
Foreword by Gloria House
Introduction by Timothy B. Tyson

A southern black community’s struggle to defend itself against racist groups.

Paperback
Published: June 1998
ISBN: 9780814327142

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