Great Lakes Books Series
Editor: Thomas Klug, Wayne State University
The Great Lakes Books Series specializes in books of regional interest and importance to Michigan and the entire Great Lakes region. Inaugurated in 1986 to honor Michigan's 1987 sesquicentennial, the series currently includes titles on Michigan and regional history, the Upper Peninsula, military history, the Great Lakes and maritime history, Detroit history and culture, automotive history, art and architecture, literature, sports, ecology and the environment, and books for young readers.
In Whaleback Ships and the American Steel Barge Company, C. Roger Pellett explains that the construction of these ships and the industrial infrastructure required to build them was financed by a syndicate that included some of the major players active in the Golden Age of American capitalism. objectively examines the design of these ships using the original design drawings, notes the successes and failures of the company’s business strategy, and highlights the men at the operating level that attempted to make this strategy work. Readers interested in the maritime history of the Great Lakes and the industries that developed around them will find this monograph fascinating.
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For young readers, an illustrated true story about the women workers of World War II.
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John E. Fetzer and the Quest for the New Age is the remarkable story of the spiritual search of one of Michigan’s most successful entrepreneurs, a search that culminated in the Fetzer Institute whose ambitious mission is nothing less than the spiritual transformation of the world.
Biographical sketches of twenty notable young men with ties to Michigan.
A history of the American Steel Barge Company and the vessels that it built and operated.
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The Life of Senator James Couzens
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.
The Journals of Great Lakes Folklorist Ivan H. Walton
The field notes of a pioneering folklorist who collected the songs, stories, and cultural history of Great Lakes sailors in the 1930s.
The Western District and the Detroit Frontier, 1800-1850
Examines the historical, cultural, and social history of the Canadian portion of the Detroit River community in the first half of the nineteenth century.
A History of the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit
Seasons of Grace is a history of the Catholic Church and community in southern lower Michigan from the 1830s through the 1950s.
The Life and Times of Sunnie Wilson
The life and times of Sunnie Wilson reflected on the changes in Detroit over the last sixty years.
Autobiography of Michigan’s controversial governor from the Upper Peninsula.
"Expanding the Frontiers of Civil Rights" documents an important shift in state level policy to make clear that civil rights in Michigan embraced all people.
Joseph A. Labadie and the Labor Movement
All-American Anarchist offers a comprehensive biography of influential Detroit labor activist Joseph A. Labadie.
The Players Club, 1910-2005
Detroit on Stage traces the extraordinary history of Detroit’s The Players Club from its beginnings in 1910 until present.
Business and Finance in the Early Republic
Biography of John Jacob Astor's life and his career as a merchant, fur trader, and land speculator as vehicles for examining several important themes and issues in American economic and urban development between 1790 and 1860.
Queen of the Lakes, perfect for coffee tables, lakefront cabins, and boat lovers' bookshelves, tells the story of each of the ships that has been honored with the title "Queen of the Great Lakes."
Detroit’s American Indian Community
Survival and Regeneration tells the story of Detroit's significant and oft-forgotten Native American community.
Steamboats and Sailors of the Great Lakes traces the evolution of the Great Lakes shipping industry over the last three centuries.
Economic Development Lessons from Midsize Canadian Cities
Explores popular economic development strategies in midsize Canadian urban areas.
A young Croatian girl travels to America hoping to heal her father in 1880s northern Michigan.
Eyewitness account of the civil disorder in Detroit in the summer of 1967.