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Detroitland

A Collection of Movers, Shakers, Lost Souls, and History Makers from Detroit’s Past

Richard Bak
Foreword by Neal Rubin

Compelling historical snapshots of figures and episodes in Detroit history, from the familiar to the obscure.

Paperback
Published: September 2011
ISBN: 9780814334997

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

In Her Hands

The Education of Jewish Girls in Tsarist Russia

Eliyana R. Adler

Illuminates the role that private schools for Jewish girls played in Russian Jewish society and documents their influence on contemporary political discourse and educational innovation.

Hardback
Published: December 2010
ISBN: 9780814334928
eBOOK
Published: December 2010
ISBN: 9780814336854

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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Picturing Hemingway's Michigan

Michael R. Federspiel

A compilation of personal photographs, historical images, and written excerpts illuminating Ernest Hemingway’s significant ties to northern Michigan.

Hardback
Published: May 2010
ISBN: 9780814334478

A Jew in the Public Arena

The Career of Israel Zangwill

Meri-Jane Rochelson

Examines the fascinating and controversial career of Israel Zangwill—author, journalist, feminist, Zionist, and the first Jewish celebrity of the twentieth century.

Paperback
Published: February 2010
ISBN: 9780814334935
eBOOK
Published: February 2010
ISBN: 9780814340837

Unwitting Zionists

The Jewish Community of Zakho in Iraqi Kurdistan

Haya Gavish

A study of the Iraqi Jewish community of Zakho that investigates the community’s attachment to the Land of Israel, the effects of Zionist activity, and immigration to Palestine and Israel.

Hardback
Published: November 2009
ISBN: 9780814333662
eBOOK
Published: November 2009
ISBN: 9780814336892

Storied Independent Automakers

Nash, Hudson, and American Motors

Charles K. Hyde

Explores the business history of three major independent American automakers—Nash Motor Company, the Hudson Motor Car Company, and the American Motors Company—that faced fierce competition from the "Big Three."

Hardback
Published: November 2009
ISBN: 9780814334461
eBOOK
Published: November 2009
ISBN: 9780814340868

Revolutionary Detroit

Portraits in Political and Cultural Change, 1760-1805

Edited by Denver Brunsman and Joel Stone

This essay collection highlights the rich cultural history of Detroit during the American revolutionary era as the frontier outpost shifted, in one generation, from French to British to American control.

Paperback
Published: November 2009
ISBN: 9780615321141

A History of Wayne State University in Photographs

Evelyn Aschenbrenner
With an Introduction by Charles K. Hyde and a Foreword by Bill McGraw

Showcases the founding, development, and growth of Wayne State University, Michigan’s third largest public university, in historical photographs.

Hardback
Published: April 2009
ISBN: 9780814332825
eBOOK
Published: April 2009
ISBN: 9780814335673

Finding Home and Homeland

Jewish Youth and Zionism in the Aftermath of the Holocaust

Avinoam J. Patt

An inspiring examination of young survivors of the Holocaust and their role in the creation of the state of Israel.

Hardback
Published: March 2009
ISBN: 9780814334263

Challenges of Equality

Judaism, State, and Education in Nineteenth-Century France

Jeffrey Haus

Explores the relationship between Judaism, state, and education in France from the establishment of the Jewish Consistory in 1808 until the separation of church and state in 1905.

Hardback
Published: February 2009
ISBN: 9780814333808
eBOOK
Published: February 2009
ISBN: 9780814335499

Stories Told

Stories and Images of the Berger Inquiry, Second Edition

Patrick Scott

Collected stories from people living in Northern Canada, told during the Berger Inquiry in 1975.

Paperback
Published: November 2008
ISBN: 9780973884524
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Race and Remembrance

A Memoir

Arthur L. Johnson

Memoir of respected Detroit civic and civil rights leader Arthur L. Johnson.

Hardback
Published: August 2008
ISBN: 9780814333709
eBOOK
Published: August 2008
ISBN: 9780814337493

Mediating Modernity

Challenges and Trends in the Jewish Encounter with the Modern World

Essays in Honor of Michael A. Meyer
Edited by Lauren B. Strauss and Michael Brenner

A landmark collection of essays by prominent academics in modern Jewish and German-Jewish history, honoring Michael A. Meyer, a pioneer in those fields.

Hardback
Published: June 2008
ISBN: 9780814333952
eBOOK
Published: June 2008
ISBN: 9780814339930
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A Picturesque Situation

Mackinac before Photography, 1615-1860

Brian Leigh Dunnigan

From the author of the award-winning Frontier Metropolis, a comprehensive visual history of the straits of Mackinac in pre-photographic images.

Hardback
Published: April 2008
ISBN: 9780814332146
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Summer Dreams

The Story of Bob-lo Island

Patrick Livingston

A definitive history of Bob-lo Island, a Canadian amusement park in the mouth of the Detroit River and a favorite recreation spot for generations of Detroit-area residents.

Paperback
Published: April 2008
ISBN: 9780814333655

Aby Warburg and Anti-Semitism

Political Perspectives on Images and Culture

Charlotte Schoell-Glass

A landmark study on Aby Warburg’s life and work, translated into English.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: March 2008
ISBN: 9780814332559

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