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Maurice Sugar

Law, Labor, and the Left in Detroit, 1912-1950

Christopher H. Johnson

A biography of the life of Maurice Sugar, a labor activist and lawyer for the United Auto Workers, highlighting his struggles of the early 1930s to bring the union message to Detroit.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344835
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814340042
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Grimms' Tales around the Globe

The Dynamics of Their International Reception

Edited by Vanessa Joosen and Gillian Lathey

A systematic study of various factors in the international reception of Grimms’ fairy tales.

Paperback
Published: June 2014
ISBN: 9780814339206
eBOOK
Published: June 2014
ISBN: 9780814339213
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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

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

People, Law, and Politics

David Gardner Chardavoyne

A chronological history of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, from its beginnings in the 1830s to the present.

Hardback
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 9780814334614
eBOOK
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 9780814337202

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
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My Dura-Europos

The Letters of Susan M. Hopkins, 1927-1935

Bernard M. Goldman and Norma W. Goldman

Describes life from a woman’s perspective at the excavation of Dura-Europos, an ancient site that contained many remarkable archaeological finds.

Hardback
Published: November 2011
ISBN: 9780814335888

Love/Imperfect

Stories by Christopher T. Leland

New short stories from Christopher T. Leland that explore love in all of its forms and complexities.

Paperback
Published: April 2011
ISBN: 9780814334959
eBOOK
Published: April 2011
ISBN: 9780814335369
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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
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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

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

Roses and Revolutions

The Selected Writings of Dudley Randall

Edited and with an Introduction by Melba Joyce Boyd

Collects significant poetry, short stories, and essays by celebrated African American poet and publisher Dudley Randall.

Hardback
Published: August 2009
ISBN: 9780814334454

Tracking King Kong

A Hollywood Icon in World Culture, 2nd Edition

Cynthia Erb

Studies the cultural impact and audience reception of King Kong from the 1933 release of the original film until today.

Paperback
Published: April 2009
ISBN: 9780814334300
eBOOK
Published: April 2009
ISBN: 9780814337424
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Art in Detroit Public Places

Third Edition

Dennis Alan Nawrocki

Third edition of a favorite guide to major examples of public art in metropolitan Detroit, updated for the first time since 1999.

Paperback
Published: August 2008
ISBN: 9780814333785
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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

Wide Awake in Someone Else's Dream

Poems by M. L. Liebler

A new collection from Detroit poet M. L. Liebler, a unique voice in contemporary poetry.

Paperback
Published: February 2008
ISBN: 9780814333822
eBOOK
Published: February 2008
ISBN: 9780814335253

Tracy W. McGregor

Humanitarian, Philanthropist, and Detroit Civic Leader

By Philip P. Mason

Biography of Detroit philanthropist Tracy McGregor and his wife, Katherine Whitney McGregor, that details their support of charities and social movements in the first decades of the twentieth century.

Hardback
Published: January 2008
ISBN: 9780814333761

Remapping the Humanities

Identity, Community, Memory, (Post)Modernity

Edited by Mary Garrett, Heidi Gottfried, and Sandra F. VanBurkleo
with the assistance of Walter Edwards

An innovative collection demonstrating the rich potential for interdisciplinary learning found within the network of university-based humanities centers.

Paperback
Published: January 2008
ISBN: 9780814333693

Voices of the Lost and Found

Stories by Dorene O’Brien

A gripping and original debut collection of short stories from Michigan writer Dorene O’Brien.

Paperback
Published: May 2007
ISBN: 9780814333464
eBOOK
Published: May 2007
ISBN: 9780814335314

Crowds, Power, and Transformation in Cinema

Lesley Brill

A noted critic brings crowd theory to Film Studies, offering a bold new analysis of the pervasive cinematic themes of transformation and power.

Paperback
Published: January 2006
ISBN: 9780814332757
eBOOK
Published: January 2006
ISBN: 9780814337363
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Under Michigan

The Story of Michigan's Rocks and Fossils

Charles Ferguson Barker

An exciting trip below the surface of Michigan’s rocks and fossils.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: October 2005
ISBN: 9780814330883
eBOOK
Published: October 2005
ISBN: 9780814336496

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