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Gendered Militarism in Canada

Learning Conformity and Resistance

Edited by Nancy Taber

Foreword by Patricia Gouthro

Important societal critique of how gender and militarism intersect in Canadians’ daily learning.

Paperback
Published: January 2016
ISBN: 9781772120844

The Little Third Reich on Lake Superior

A History of Canadian Internment Camp R

Ernest Robert Zimmermann, Michel S. Beaulieu & David K. Ratz, Editors

Accessible history of controversial POW camp run during World War II in northern Ontario, Canada.

Paperback
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780888646736

Images from the Arsenal of Democracy

Charles K. Hyde

A photographic history of the American automobile industry’s World War II defense production.

Hardback
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 9780814339817
eBOOK
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 9780814339824

Father Abraham's Children

Michigan Episodes in the Civil War

Frank B. Woodford
New Foreword by Arthur M. Woodford

Collects anecdotes, legends, stories, and reminiscences of Civil War veterans from a wide variety of written sources and personal interviews, in paperback for the first time.

Paperback
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9780814339572
eBOOK
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9780814339589
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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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Arsenal of Democracy

The American Automobile Industry in World War II

Charles K. Hyde

Examines the role of the American automobile industry in producing vehicles, weapons, and other war products during World War II.

Hardback
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780814339510
eBOOK
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780814339527

Among the Enemy

A Michigan Soldier’s Civil War Journal

Edited by Mark Hoffman

Collects the detailed and personal writings of a member of the First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics during the Civil War.

Paperback
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814334713
eBOOK
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338537
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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
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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

These Men Have Seen Hard Service

The First Michigan Sharpshooters in the Civil War

Raymond J. Herek

These Men Have Seen Hard Service recounts the fascinating history of one outstanding Michigan regiment during the Civil War.

Paperback
Published: March 2008
ISBN: 9780814334072
eBOOK
Published: March 2008
ISBN: 9780814338322
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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
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Michigan's Early Military Forces

A Roster and History of Troops Activated Prior to the American Civil War

Rosters compiled by Le Roy Barnett
with histories by Roger Rosentreter

The first extensive treatment of Michigan's early military forces, this book includes the names of all known Michiganians who answered the call to arms prior to the Civil War and explains the circumstances of each major conflict.

Hardback
Published: February 2003
ISBN: 9780814330814
eBOOK
Published: February 2003
ISBN: 9780814340301

Pontiac and the Indian Uprising

Howard H. Peckham

Pontiac and the Indian Uprising is both informative and reflective of the attitudes that existed fifty years ago about Native Americans.

Paperback
Published: March 1994
ISBN: 9780814324691

Custer and the Little Big Horn

A Psychobiographical Inquiry

by Charles K. Hofling

In this book, Hofling turns his attention to the psychological context in which Custer operated in order to understand the decisions which produced his final disaster.

Paperback
Published: October 1989
ISBN: 9780814318140

His Very Silence Speaks

Comanche—The Horse Who Survived Custer’s Last Stand

Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence

His Very Silence Speaks addresses larger issues such as the human relationship to animals and nature, cross-cultural differences in the ways animals are perceived, and the symbolic use of living and legendary animals in human cognition and communication.

Paperback
Published: May 1989
ISBN: 9780814321973