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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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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

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

Witness Through the Imagination

Jewish American Holocaust Literature

S. Lillian Kremer

A critical reading of themes and stylistic strategies of major American Holocaust fiction to determine its capacity to render the prelude, progress, and aftermath of the Holocaust.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343937
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343944

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

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

The Shaping of Jewish Identity in Nineteenth Century France

Jay R. Berkovitz

Focusing on the ideology of regeneration, Jay Berkovitz traces the social, economic, and religious struggles of nineteenth-century French Jews.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344088
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344071

Toast of the Town

The Life and Times of Sunnie Wilson

Sunnie Wilson with John Cohassey

The life and times of Sunnie Wilson reflected on the changes in Detroit over the last sixty years.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343876
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343883

The Israeli-American Connection

Its Roots in the Yishuv, 1914-1945

Michael Brown

An examination of the ways in which the American experience influenced some of the major Jewish leaders during and between the world wars.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344590
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344583

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

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

Jewish Poland—Legends of Origin

Ethnopoetics and Legendary Chronicles

Haya Bar-Itzhak

Examination the legends of origin of the Jews of Poland and discloses how the community is created.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343913
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343920

United States Jewry, 1776-1985

Volume 1

Jacob Rader Marcus

Comprehensive history of Jewish immigration, segregation, and integration; of Jewry’s cultural exclusiveness and assimilation; of its internal division and indivisible unity; and of its role in the making of America.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344699
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344682

Working Detroit

Steve Babson
with Ron Alpern, Dave Elsila, and John Revitte

Working Detroit documents the events in the city's ongoing struggle to build an industrial society that is both prosperous and humane.

eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345092

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ambiguous Relations

The American Jewish Community and Germany Since 1945

Shlomo Shafir

Addresses the complex relationships between American Jews and Germany over the fifty years following the end of World War II.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345085
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345078

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