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Wayne State University Press

Wayne State University Press is a leading publisher of Great Lakes books, Judaica, and African American studies, as well as a wide range of other scholarly and general interest titles. The Press disseminates research, advances education, and serves the local community while expanding the international reputation of the Press and the University.

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The Power of a Tale

Stories from the Israel Folktale Archives

Edited by Haya Bar-Itzhak and Idit Pintel-Ginsberg

A collection of over fifty folktales from the Israel Folktale Archives, translated into English with commentaries by thirty- eight prominent contemporary scholars of Jewish folklore.

Hardback
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9780814342084
eBOOK
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9780814342091

Concrete Boxes

Mizrahi Women on Israel's Periphery

Pnina Motzafi-Haller
With a Foreword by Virginia R. Dominguez

An evocative feminist ethnography focused on the rarely documented lives of women at the Israeli periphery.

Paperback
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9780814340592
Hardback
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9780814344422
eBOOK
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9780814340608

Comic Venus

Women and Comedy in American Silent Film

Kristen Anderson Wagner

Examines the social and historical significance of women’s contributions to American silent film comedy.

Paperback
Available January 2018
ISBN: 9780814341025
eBOOK
Available January 2018
ISBN: 9780814341032

The Best Laid Plans

Interrogating the Heist Film

Edited by Jeannette Sloniowski and Jim Leach

Explores the significance of the heist film genre.

Paperback
Available January 2018
ISBN: 9780814342244
eBOOK
Available January 2018
ISBN: 9780814342251

Hugo Von Hofmannsthal

Three Plays

Translated with an Introduction by Alfred Schwarz

The translations collected here-Death and the Fool, Electra, and The Tower represent different periods and interests in his career as a dramatist.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814312865

Shelter from the Holocaust

Rethinking Jewish Survival in the Soviet Union

Edited by Mark Edele, Sheila Fitzpatrick, and Atina Grossmann

The first book-length study of the survival of Polish Jews in Stalin’s Soviet Union.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814342671
Hardback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814344408
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814342688

Raul Ruiz's Cinema of Inquiry

Edited by Andreea Marinescu and Ignacio Lopez-Vicuna

Investigates the work of global filmmaker Raúl Ruiz.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814341063
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814341070

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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