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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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University of Michigan-Dearborn's Mardigian Library
A New Look at America's Freshwater Coast
A detailed picture of the status of the Great Lakes at the end of the twentieth century.
The Story of Maritime Muskegon
The first book to document the maritime history of the port city Muskegon combining historical detail and good storytelling.
Their Contribution to the Development of the Saginaw Valley and the Keweenaw Peninsula, 1840-1914
The first major study of the migration of French Canadians to Michigan during the nineteenth century and their substantial impact on the state’s development.
A Roster and History of Troops Activated Prior to the American Civil War
The first extensive treatment of Michigan's early military forces, this book includes the names of all known Michiganians who answered the call to arms prior to the Civil War and explains the circumstances of each major conflict.
A History of the Chrysler Corporation
The first comprehensive history of the Chrysler Corporation, this book is intended for readers interested in the history of automobiles and of American business, and for fans and critics of Chrysler’s products.
A History of the Boys and Girls Republic
The story of a notable children’s institution founded at the turn of the twentieth century, this book looks at the lives of troubled children and those who helped them, and illuminates major shifts in America’s child welfare system.
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.
Autobiography of Michigan’s controversial governor from the Upper Peninsula.
The Pioneering Efforts of Detroit Police Commissioner George Edwards
Bridging the River of Hatred portrays the career of George Clifton Edwards, Jr., Detroit's visionary police commissioner.
Songs of the Great Lakes Sailors
A collection of stories, lyrics, music and folklore centered on the Great Lakes.
Walter, Roy, and Victor
This book portrays the brothers' lifelong commitment to each other and to workers' rights.
First Bishop of Marquette, Michigan
An introductory biography of Baraga, lengthy passages from his letters, vignettes about persons in the text and a comprehensive bibliography yield an in-depth portrait of mid-nineteenth century life, especially in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
A history of the Finnish people in Michigan published in English for the first time.
Picturing Early Detroit, 1701-1838
Fascinating glimpses of Detroit in the years before photography.
Sailing Ships and the Lake Michigan Frontier
Schooner Passage is a history of some of the magnificent sailing vessels and their role in maritime trade along Lake Michigan.
A delightful story that illustrates the mail delivery system for Great Lakes freighters.
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The Life of Otis Milton Smith
In Looking Beyond Race, Otis Milton Smith recounts his life as an African American who overcame poverty and prejudice to become a successful politician, and eventual president of General Motors.
Geography, geology, architecture, and biography are joined to create this detailed study of a region and the majestic sandstone with which it was developed.
The Goodridge Brothers, African American Photographers, 1847-1922
The story of the most prolific African American photographers in North America.
Contemporary Michigan Poetry
An anthology that offers a sampling of the best poetry written by Michigan writers.