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Metis Pioneers

Marie Rose Delorme Smith and Isabella Clark Hardisty Lougheed

Doris Jeanne MacKinnon

Two remarkable Metis women’s lives during the prairie west’s transition from the fur trade.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9781772122718

All Our Yesterdays

A Brief History of Detroit

Frank B. Woodford and Arthur M. Woodford

All Our Yesterdays traces Detroit's history from its earliest settlement into the 1960s.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814344439
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343401

Anti-Semitic Stereotypes without Jews

Images of the Jews in England 1290-1700

Bernard Glassman

A study of the persistence of anti-Semitic stereotypes for 400 years in a society almost completely devoid of a Jewish population.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343548
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343531

"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

The Troubled Origins of the Italian Catholic Labor Movement, 1878–1914

Sándor Agócs

Sándor Agócs presents an intellectual and social history of the nascent Italian labor movement, exploring the conflicts between the conservative Catholic hierarchy and Catholic activists.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343302
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343319

No Haven for the Oppressed

United States Policy Toward Jewish Refugees, 1938-1945

by Saul S. Friedman

No Haven for the Oppressed wa the most thorough and the most comprehensive analysis to be written to date on the United States policy toward Jewish refugees during World War II.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343739
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343746

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
Available June 2017
ISBN: 9780814343036
eBOOK
Available June 2017
ISBN: 9780814343043

Communings of the Spirit

The Journals of Mordecai M. Kaplan, Volume 2: 1934–1941

Edited by Mel Scult

Selections from the diary of Mordecai Kaplan, founder of Reconstructionism in America, detailing a provocative firsthand account of Jewish life in America and of the mind of a very challenging thinker.

Hardback
Published: October 2016
ISBN: 9780814341612
eBOOK
Published: October 2016
ISBN: 9780814341629

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Grace, Grit, and Glory

Laurie Lanzen Harris with Paul Ganson

The first history of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra to describe and document its origins in 1887 to the present day, relating its changing fortunes in light of the economic, demographic, and cultural history of the city of Detroit.

Hardback
Published: September 2016
ISBN: 9780814331361
eBOOK
Published: September 2016
ISBN: 9780814340622

Adversity and Justice

A History of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Kevin M. Ball

A chronological history of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the site of the city of Detroit’s landmark bankruptcy case.

Hardback
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814336076
eBOOK
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814336090

Zionism without Zion

The Jewish Territorial Organization and Its Conflict with the Zionist Organization

Gur Alroey

Examines an alternative ideology to Zionism that attempted to build a Jewish State outside of Palestine.

Hardback
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814342060
eBOOK
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814342077

Detroit's Eastern Market

A Farmers Market Shopping and Cooking Guide, Third Edition

Lois Johnson and Margaret Thomas
Photographs by Bruce Harkness

An updated guide to Detroit’s renowned open-air farmers market, featuring stories and recipes from four generations of families, with new information, photos, and recipes.

Paperback
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814341599
eBOOK
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814341605

Grant Notley

The Social Conscience of Alberta, Second Edition

Howard Leeson
Rachel Notley, Foreword

Biography of Grant Notley, leader of Alberta’s New Democratic Party from 1968 to 1984.

Paperback
Published: January 2016
ISBN: 9781772121254
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Justus S. Stearns

Michigan Pine King and Kentucky Coal Baron, 1845-1933

Michael W. Nagle

Examines a major Michigan timber baron and political figure who also founded a coal-mining empire in Kentucky.

Hardback
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814341261
eBOOK
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814341278

In the Company of Others

The Development of Anthropology in Israel

Orit Abuhav

An ethnographic account of the history and development of anthropology in Israel.

Hardback
Published: June 2015
ISBN: 9780814338735
eBOOK
Published: June 2015
ISBN: 9780814338742

Race, Religion, and the Pulpit

Rev. Robert L. Bradby and the Making of Urban Detroit

Julia Marie Robinson

Details Reverend Bradby’s work during the Great Migration and the interwar period, when his Second Baptist Church became an important hub for Detroit’s African American community.

Hardback
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814332917
eBOOK
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340370

All under Heaven

The Chinese World in Maps, Pictures, and Texts from the Collection of Floyd Sully

Walter Davis

Diverse collection of maps, paintings, and illustrated texts—spanning five centuries—beautifully represents China’s transformation.

Paperback
Published: January 2015
ISBN: 9781551953199
Hardback
Published: January 2015
ISBN: 9781551953205

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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Little Traverse Bay, Past and Present

Michael R. Federspiel
With contemporary photographs by Rebecca Zeiss

Uses historic and contemporary images to trace the region’s evolution to a modern-day tourist destination.

Hardback
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814338193
eBOOK
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814338209
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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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