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.
The Experience of the Black Soldier, World War II
The interviews disclose the brutality of the unseen wars black servicemen fought when confronted with the official army policy of segregation and by attitudes in southern communities, as well as overseas.
Selections from Twelve Contemporary Authors
Selections from twelve contemporary authors.
Being Some Legends of Hungry Hollow
Robert Traver captures the genuine flavor of backwoods life in this story recounting the escapades of Danny and his four croonies.
In a nostalgic, yet nimble telling of his boyhood in Flushing, Michigan, Edmund Love notes that he was born into a world that ceased to exist almost as soon as he entered it.
An American Boyhood
In this memoir, Catton remembers his youth, his family, his home town, and his coming of age.
An Environmental History
The Late, Great Lakes is a powerful indictment of man's carelessness, ignorance, and apathy toward the Great Lakes.
An English Prose Version
Ralph Nash, in his approach to Gerusalemme Liberata, concluded that a close, fluent translation in prose of Tasso's epic would offer the most successful rendering of this important chivalric romance.
More Urban Folklore from the Paperwork Empire
Office copier folklore that regularly circulate in office buildings everywhere—is the subject of this innovative study.
A collection of readings respecting both the history a labor theories and the variety of theoretical points of view concerning the labor movement.
The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities
From Aabec in Antrim County to Zutphen in Ottawa County, from Hell to Hooker, Michigan Place Names is a compendium of information on the origins of the state's geographical names.
All share a common setting—the Eastern European Jewish town or shtetl, and all deal in different ways with a single topic—the Jewish confrontation with modernity.
Yarns and Reminiscences of the Greatest Storm in Inland Navigation
Freshwater Fury is the first comprehensive history of the Great Storm.
The Story of Upper Michigan
Call It North Country recounts the lives of miners, hunters, trappers, and lumberjacks—the hardy breeds who first populated the harsh land of the Upper Peninsula.
A Handbook of Etruscan Studies
A reliable and lively volume which brings readers into the mainstream of the latest Etruscan scholarship.
Helen Harlan Wulf’s post-stroke diary describes her struggle with the isolation and helplessness she felt as a victim of aphasia.
The Official Picture History of the Mackinac Bridge
This impressive photograph collection captures the struggles and the hardships, as well as the determination and the pride of the men who labored to build the Mackinac Bridge.
The Story of Mighty Mac
The project—the longest total suspension bridge in the world—would span the Starits of Mackinac where winds exceed eighty miles an hour and ice windrows reach a height of forty feet.
The Language of Black America
In this book, Smitherman makes a substantial contribution to an understanding of Black English by setting it in the larger context of Black culture and life style.
A reissue of the popular 1969 volume, this anthology includes a wide variety of selections from Middle English literature.
Annals of Niketas Choniates
One of the most important accounts of the Middle Ages, the history of Niketas Choniates describes the Byzantine Empire from 1118 to 1207. Niketas provides an eyewitness account of the sack of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade.