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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 Burden

African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery

Edited by Rochelle Riley
Foreword by Nikole Hannah-Jones

Examines the continued emotional, economic, and cultural enslavement of African Americans in the twenty-first century.

Hardback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345146
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345153

Jewish Agricultural Utopias in America, 1880-1910

by Uri D. Herscher

The first comprehensive treatment of America’s Jewish farming utopias revealing the confluence of American and Jewish utopian traditions and measures the impact of the American experiments on the nascent kibbutz movement in Palestine.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344651
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344644

From Sofia to Jaffa

The Jews of Bulgaria and Israel

Guy H. Haskell
Foreword by Raphael Patai

From Sophia to Jaffa chronicles the fascinating saga of a population relocated.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344064
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344057

Independent Man

The Life of Senator James Couzens

Harry Barnard
With an Introduction by David L. Lewis

The only book-length biography of a major Michigan figure who served as Detroit’s mayor and contributed to the early success of the Ford Motor Company.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343968
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814335871

United States Jewry, 1776-1985

Volume 4, The East European Period, The Emergence of the American Jew Epilogue

Jacob Rader Marcus

In the final volume of this set, Marcus deals with the coming and challenge of the East European Jews from 1852 to 1920.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345061
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345054

Jewish Moroccan Folk Narratives from Israel

Haya Bar-Itzhak and Aliza Shenhar

A unique selection of folk narratives of Moroccan Jews in Israel.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344521
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344538

Jewish Buenos Aires, 1890-1939

In Search of an Identity

Victor A. Mirelman

Examination of the changing facade of the Argentinean Jewish community from the beginning of mass Jewish immigration in 1890 to its decline in 1930.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344576
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344569

Seasons of Grace

A History of the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit

Leslie Woodcock Tentler
Foreword by Edmund Cardinal Szoka

Seasons of Grace is a history of the Catholic Church and community in southern lower Michigan from the 1830s through the 1950s.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344002
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343999

Life and Work of Ludwig Lewisohn, Volume II

"This Dark and Desperate Age"

Ralph Melnick

This second volume portrays Lewisohn's last decades as an outspoken opponent of Nazi Germany.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345047
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345030

The Origin of the Modern Jewish Woman Writer

Romance and Reform in Victorian England

Michael Galchinsky

Analyses the development of Jewish women's writing in relation to Victorian literary history, women's cultural history, and Jewish cultural history.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344446
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344453

On Jewish Folklore

Raphael Patai

Provides a rich harvest of Jewish customs and traditional beliefs, gathered from all over the world and from ancient to modern times.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344217
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344200

Uppermost Canada

The Western District and the Detroit Frontier, 1800-1850

R. Alan Douglas

Examines the historical, cultural, and social history of the Canadian portion of the Detroit River community in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344484
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344491

Twenty Israeli Composers

Voices of a Culture

Robert Fleisher

Twenty of Israel's leading art-music composers discuss the interaction of inspiration, method and cultural context in their work, revealing both international and national influence and scope.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344255
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344248

Tradition and Politics

The Religious Parties of Israel

Gary S. Schiff

A comprehensive study of religious parties of Israel.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343890
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343906

Rabbinic Judaism in the Making

The Halakhah from Ezra to Judah I

Alexander Guttmann

The study of the evolution of normative Judaism from the time of Ezra (ca. 400 B.C.) to Judah I, the Prince (ca. 200 A.D.).

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344026
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344019

Harry Bertoia, Sculptor

June Kompass Nelson

The first book devoted to the life and work of a contemporary Italian-born American artist Harry Bertoia.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343722
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343715

Nazism, The Jews and American Zionism, 1933-1948

Aaron Berman

A sophisticated analysis of how the Zionist understanding of the Holocaust shaped the development of American Jewish policies and political activism.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344040
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344033

In Fitting Memory

The Art and Politics of Holocaust Memorials

Text by Sybil Milton
Photographs by Ira Nowinski

In Fitting Memory, a critical survey of Holocaust memorials and monuments in Europe, Israel, and the United States, focuses on the archeological remains at the original sites of Nazi terror which constituted the first postwar memorials.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343753
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343760

The Iron Hunter

Chase S. Osborn
With an Introduction by Robert M. Warner

Autobiography of Michigan’s controversial governor from the Upper Peninsula.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343951
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814335857

The Forerunners

Dutch Jewry in the North American Diaspora

Robert P. Swierenga

A detailed history of the immigration of Dutch Jews to the United States and to the whole American diaspora.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344170
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344163

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