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"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

Remembering Air India

The Art of Public Mourning

Chandrima Chakraborty, Amber Dean & Angela Failler, Editors

A multi-layered examination of the bombing of Air India Flight 182, and its representation.

Paperback
Published: July 2017
ISBN: 9781772122596

The Detroit Riot of 1967

Hubert G. Locke

Eyewitness account of the civil disorder in Detroit in the summer of 1967.

Paperback
Published: July 2017
ISBN: 9780814343777
eBOOK
Published: July 2017
ISBN: 9780814343784

Detroit 1967

Origins, Impacts, Legacies

Edited by Joel Stone
With a Foreword by Thomas J. Sugrue

Examines relationships between black and white Detroit residents through the lens of 1967, fifty years later.

Hardback
Published: June 2017
ISBN: 9780814343036
eBOOK
Published: June 2017
ISBN: 9780814343043

Blackness Is Burning

Civil Rights, Popular Culture, and the Problem of Recognition

TreaAndrea M. Russworm

Blackness Is Burning critiques the way the politics of recognition and representation appear in popular culture as attempts to "humanize" black identity through stories of suffering and triumph or tales of destruction and survival.

Paperback
Published: October 2016
ISBN: 9780814340516
eBOOK
Published: October 2016
ISBN: 9780814340523

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
eBOOK
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340370
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Poems in Anishinaabemowin and English by Margaret Noodin

Modern Anishinaabemowin poetry in conversation with English translation.

Paperback
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340387
eBOOK
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340394
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Asian Americans in Michigan

Voices from the Midwest

Edited by Sook Wilkinson and Victor Jew
With a Foreword by Frank H. Wu and an Afterword by Bich Minh Nguyen

Explores a neglected cultural and social history from a variety of perspectives.

Paperback
Published: March 2015
ISBN: 9780814332818
eBOOK
Published: March 2015
ISBN: 9780814339749

Redevelopment and Race

Planning a Finer City in Postwar Detroit

June Manning Thomas

A history of how racial disunity and industrial decline handicapped post-World War II urban planning initiatives in Detroit.

Paperback
Published: April 2013
ISBN: 9780814339077
eBOOK
Published: April 2013
ISBN: 9780814339084

Booker T & Them

A Blues

As Presented by Bill Harris

A poetic reimagining of the life of Booker T. Washington that explores issues of being an African American male of note at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Paperback
Published: February 2012
ISBN: 9780814337165
eBOOK
Published: February 2012
ISBN: 9780814337172

Arab Detroit 9/11

Life in the Terror Decade

Edited by Nabeel Abraham, Sally Howell, and Andrew Shryock

Contributors explore the trauma, unexpected political gains, and moral ambiguities faced by Arab Detroiters in post-9/11 America.

Paperback
Published: September 2011
ISBN: 9780814335000
eBOOK
Published: September 2011
ISBN: 9780814336823

If We Must Die

From Bigger Thomas to Biggie Smalls

Aimé J. Ellis

Investigates a variety of texts in which the self-image of poor, urban black men in the U.S. is formed within, by, and against a culture of racial terror and state violence.

Paperback
Published: June 2011
ISBN: 9780814334133
eBOOK
Published: June 2011
ISBN: 9780814336656

From Bourgeois to Boojie

Black Middle-Class Performances

Edited by Vershawn Ashanti Young with Bridget Harris Tsemo

Examines how generations of African Americans perceive, proclaim, and name the combined performance of race and class across genres.

Paperback
Published: April 2011
ISBN: 9780814334683
eBOOK
Published: April 2011
ISBN: 9780814336427

Pages from a Black Radical's Notebook

A James Boggs Reader

Edited by Stephen M. Ward
With an Afterword by Grace Lee Boggs

Collects nearly four decades’ worth of writings by Detroit political and labor activist James Boggs.

Paperback
Published: March 2011
ISBN: 9780814332566
eBOOK
Published: March 2011
ISBN: 9780814336410

Keepin' It Hushed

The Barbershop and African American Hush Harbor Rhetoric

Vorris L. Nunley

Examines the barbershop as a rhetorical site in African American culture across genres, including fiction, film, poetry, and theater.

Paperback
Published: February 2011
ISBN: 9780814333488
eBOOK
Published: February 2011
ISBN: 9780814336458
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The Color of Law

Ernie Goodman, Detroit, and the Struggle for Labor and Civil Rights

Steve Babson, Dave Riddle, and David Elsila

Biography of Ernie Goodman, a Detroit lawyer and political activist who played a key role in social justice cases.

Hardback
Published: October 2010
ISBN: 9780814334966
eBOOK
Published: October 2010
ISBN: 9780814336380

Hollywood Goes Oriental

CaucAsian Performance in American Film

Karla Rae Fuller
With a Foreword by Tom Gunning

An in-depth look at the portrayal of Asian characters by non-Asian actors in classical Hollywood film.

Paperback
Published: August 2010
ISBN: 9780814334676
eBOOK
Published: August 2010
ISBN: 9780814335383
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Birth of a Notion; Or, The Half Ain't Never Been Told

A Narrative Account with Entertaining Passages of the State of Minstrelsy and of America & the True Relation Thereof

As Written by Bill Harris

A critical look at black identity in American history and popular culture as told from a performative African American perspective.

Paperback
Published: May 2010
ISBN: 9780814334089
eBOOK
Published: May 2010
ISBN: 9780814335277

Mediterranean Israeli Music and the Politics of the Aesthetic

Amy Horowitz

Examines a pan-ethnic style of music created by North African and Middle Eastern Israeli musicians in the late twentieth century.

Paperback
Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9780814334652

Members of the Tribe

Native America in the Jewish Imagination

Rachel Rubinstein

A history of representations of American Indians in Jewish literature and popular media.

Paperback
Published: March 2010
ISBN: 9780814334348
eBOOK
Published: March 2010
ISBN: 9780814337004

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