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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
Available July 2016
ISBN: 9780814341612
$44.99
eBOOK
Available July 2016
ISBN: 9780814341629

Adversity and Justice

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

Kevin 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
Available June 2016
ISBN: 9780814336076
$39.99
eBOOK
Available 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
Available May 2016
ISBN: 9780814342060
$54.99
eBOOK
Available May 2016
ISBN: 9780814342077

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
Available January 2016
ISBN: 9781772121254
$29.95

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
$39.99
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
$54.99
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
$39.99
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
$49.95
Hardback
Published: January 2015
ISBN: 9781551953205
$79.95

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
$31.99
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
$39.99
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
$34.95
eBOOK
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780814339305
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Embodying Hebrew Culture

Aesthetics, Athletics, and Dance in the Jewish Community of Mandate Palestine

Nina S. Spiegel

Details the creation of a Hebrew cultural aesthetic that was intentionally and distinctly physical.

Hardback
Published: June 2013
ISBN: 9780814336366
$39.95
eBOOK
Published: June 2013
ISBN: 9780814336373

The Origins and Onset of the Romanian Holocaust

Henry Eaton

Explores the Romanian government's role in the initial killing operations of the Holocaust in 1941.

Paperback
Published: May 2013
ISBN: 9780814338728
$29.95
eBOOK
Published: May 2013
ISBN: 9780814338568
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The Intellectual History and Rabbinic Culture of Medieval Ashkenaz

Ephraim Kanarfogel

Examines the intellectual proclivities of twelfth- and thirteenth-century Ashkenazic rabbinic culture as a whole.

Hardback
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814330241
$59.95
eBOOK
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814338025
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Border Crossings

The Detroit River Region in the War of 1812

Edited by Denver Brunsman, Joel Stone, Douglas Fisher

Explores interactions among the diverse inhabitants on the American and Canadian sides of the Detroit River who were bitterly divided by the War of 1812.

Paperback
Published: November 2012
ISBN: 9780615616612
$12.95
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Michigan's Historic Railroad Stations

Michael H. Hodges

A photographic survey of 31 railroad stations around the state of Michigan with architectural observations and short histories of each.

Hardback
Published: October 2012
ISBN: 9780814334836
$39.95
eBOOK
Published: October 2012
ISBN: 9780814338124
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Detroit's Historic Places of Worship

Compiled and edited by Marla O. Collum, Barbara E. Krueger, and Dorothy Kostuch
Photographs by Dirk Bakker
With a Foreword by John Gallagher

A vibrantly photographed historical survey of significant Detroit houses of worship.

Hardback
Published: September 2012
ISBN: 9780814334249
$39.95
eBOOK
Published: September 2012
ISBN: 9780814338117
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The Glory Years of the Detroit Tigers

1920-1950

William M. Anderson

With a foreword by Dan Dickerson

Examines in text and vivid photographs a thirty-year span of Detroit Tigers baseball, from 1920 to 1950.

Hardback
Published: June 2012
ISBN: 9780814335895
$39.95
eBOOK
Published: June 2012
ISBN: 9780814335925

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

People, Law, and Politics

David Gardner Chardavoyne

A chronological history of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, from its beginnings in the 1830s to the present.

Hardback
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 9780814334614
$39.95
eBOOK
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 9780814337202
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The Waning of Emancipation

Jewish History, Memory, and the Rise of Fascism in Germany, France, and Hungary

Guy Miron

Explores the role of public memory and images of the past in the Jewish communities of Germany, France, and Hungary as they faced changing political and social conditions.

Hardback
Published: October 2011
ISBN: 9780814334706
$49.95
eBOOK
Published: October 2011
ISBN: 9780814337080

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