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Steamboats and Sailors of the Great Lakes

Mark L. Thompson

Steamboats and Sailors of the Great Lakes traces the evolution of the Great Lakes shipping industry over the last three centuries.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343340
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814338353

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

No Haven for the Oppressed

United States Policy Toward Jewish Refugees, 1938-1945

by Saul S. Friedman

A comprehensive analysis on the United States policy toward Jewish refugees during World War II.

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

Queen of the Lakes

Mark L. Thompson

Queen of the Lakes, perfect for coffee tables, lakefront cabins, and boat lovers' bookshelves, tells the story of each of the ships that has been honored with the title "Queen of the Great Lakes."

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343364
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343371

All-American Anarchist

Joseph A. Labadie and the Labor Movement

Carlotta R. Anderson

All-American Anarchist offers a comprehensive biography of influential Detroit labor activist Joseph A. Labadie.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343265
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343272

Detroit on Stage

The Players Club, 1910-2005

Marijean Levering

Detroit on Stage traces the extraordinary history of Detroit’s The Players Club from its beginnings in 1910 until present.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343227
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343234

Without Bounds

The Life and Death of Rabbi Ya'aqov Wazana

Yoram Bilu

Without Bounds illuminates the life of the mysterious Rabbi Ya'aqov Wazana.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343241
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343258

Harry Bertoia, Printmaker

Monotypes and Other Monographics

June Kompass Nelson

A representative of the principle styles and themes that emerges from Harry Bertoia’s printmaking and structure work.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343692
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343708

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

Survival and Regeneration

Detroit’s American Indian Community

Edmund Jefferson Danziger, Jr.

Survival and Regeneration tells the story of Detroit's significant and oft-forgotten Native American community.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343326
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343333

"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

American Aliya

Portrait of an Innovative Migration Movement

Chaim I. Waxman

A broad analysis of the phenomenon of American migration to Israel.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343425
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343418

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

Constructing Modern Identities

Jewish University Students in Germany, 1815-1914

Keith H. Pickus

By examining the lives and social dynamics of Jewish university students, Pickus shows how German Jews rearranged their self-images and redefined what it meant to be Jewish.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343524
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343517

John Jacob Astor

Business and Finance in the Early Republic

John Denis Haeger

Biography of John Jacob Astor's life and his career as a merchant, fur trader, and land speculator as vehicles for examining several important themes and issues in American economic and urban development between 1790 and 1860.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343449
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343432

From East to West

The Westward Migration of Jews from Eastern Europe During the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Moses A. Shulvass

Covers the period of the Chmielnicki Massacre and the Thirty Years War, and the movement of impoverished Jewish refugees into Western Europe.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343463
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343456

A Bibliography of Jewish Education in the United States

Compiled and Edited by Norman Drachler

Entries from thousands of publications whether in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, and German on all aspects of Jewish education from pre-school through secondary education.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343500
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343494

American Jewry and the Holocaust

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1939-1945

Yehuda Bauer

Focus on the efforts made to aid European victims of World War II by the New York-based American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343487
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343470