A Collection of Movers, Shakers, Lost Souls, and History Makers from Detroit’s Past
Compelling historical snapshots of figures and episodes in Detroit history, from the familiar to the obscure.
Pioneers of a New Jewish Identity, 1843-1914
Explores the roles of the two oldest American Jewish fraternal organizations in the process of American Jewish identity formation.
Letters from Jewish Migrants in the Early Twentieth Century
Collects and analyzes letters from Jewish men and women in the early stages of migrating from Eastern Europe.
Henry Ford and the Selden Automobile Patent
Examines the eight-year legal fight to overturn the Selden automobile patent in the early days of the American auto industry.
The Education of Jewish Girls in Tsarist Russia
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.
Leon Uris and the Americanization of Israel’s Founding Story
Examines the phenomenon of Exodus and its influence on post–World War II understandings of Israel’s beginnings.
A compilation of personal photographs, historical images, and written excerpts illuminating Ernest Hemingway’s significant ties to northern Michigan.
The Career of Israel Zangwill
Examines the fascinating and controversial career of Israel Zangwill—author, journalist, feminist, Zionist, and the first Jewish celebrity of the twentieth century.
The Jewish Community of Zakho in Iraqi Kurdistan
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.
Nash, Hudson, and American Motors
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."
Portraits in Political and Cultural Change, 1760-1805
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.
Showcases the founding, development, and growth of Wayne State University, Michigan’s third largest public university, in historical photographs.
Jewish Youth and Zionism in the Aftermath of the Holocaust
An inspiring examination of young survivors of the Holocaust and their role in the creation of the state of Israel.
Judaism, State, and Education in Nineteenth-Century France
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.
Stories and Images of the Berger Inquiry, Second Edition
Collected stories from people living in Northern Canada, told during the Berger Inquiry in 1975.
Memoir of respected Detroit civic and civil rights leader Arthur L. Johnson.
Challenges and Trends in the Jewish Encounter with the Modern World
A landmark collection of essays by prominent academics in modern Jewish and German-Jewish history, honoring Michael A. Meyer, a pioneer in those fields.
Mackinac before Photography, 1615-1860
From the author of the award-winning Frontier Metropolis, a comprehensive visual history of the straits of Mackinac in pre-photographic images.
The Story of Bob-lo Island
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.
Political Perspectives on Images and Culture
A landmark study on Aby Warburg’s life and work, translated into English.
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