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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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From New Zion to Old Zion

American Jewish Immigration and Settlement in Palestine, 1917-1939

Joseph B. Glass

Analyzes the migration of American Jews to Palestine between the two World Wars and explores the contribution of these settlers to the building of Palestine.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344231
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344224

For Our Soul

Ethiopian Jews in Israel

Teshome G. Wagaw

For Our Soul describes the ongoing process of adjustment and absorption that the Ethiopian Jewish immigrants experienced in Israel.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344101
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344095

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

The Life and Work of Ludwig Lewisohn

Volume 1: "A Touch of Wildness"

Ralph Melnick

Biography of Ludwig Lewisohn’s life until 1934, an imposing literary figure in America and Europe during the first half of the twentieth century.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344675
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344668

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 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

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

Songquest

The Journals of Great Lakes Folklorist Ivan H. Walton

Edited by Joe Grimm

The field notes of a pioneering folklorist who collected the songs, stories, and cultural history of Great Lakes sailors in the 1930s.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344613
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344606

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

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