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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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Prayer & Community

The Havurah in American Judaism

Riv-Ellen Prell

Combining history and ethnography, Prell uses current theories about ritual and prayer to understand men's and women's struggles with their religious tradition and their desire to create community.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344460
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344477

United States Jewry, 1776-1985

Volume 2, The Germanic Period

Jacob Rader Marcus

The second volume of this seminal work on American Jewry covers the period from 1841 to 1860.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344712
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344705

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

United States Jewry, 1776-1985

Volume 3, The Germanic Period, Part 2

Jacob Rader Marcus

The third volume covers the period from 1860 to 1920, beginning with the Jews, slavery, and the Civil War, and concluding with the rise of Reform Judaism,.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344736
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344729

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

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

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

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 Immigrant Associations and American Identity in New York, 1880-1939

Jewish Landsmanshaftn in American Culture

Daniel Soyer

Study of a vital immigrant institution and the formation of American ethnic identity.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344507
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344514

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

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

Going Greek

Jewish College Fraternities in the United States, 1895-1945

Marianne R. Sanua

A history of Jewish fraternities and sororities in the early-twentieth-century United States.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344194
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344187

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

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

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

Marketing Identities

The Invention of Jewish Ethnicity in Ost und West

David A. Brenner

A study of the first Jewish magazine to explore ethnic identity in early 20th century Germany.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345191
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345184

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

The Forgetting Tree

A Rememory

Rae Paris

A personal narrative of past and present racial violence and resistance to terror in the United States.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814344262
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814344279

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 December 2017
ISBN: 9780814342244
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814342251

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

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