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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.
Advisory Editors: Fredric C. Bohm, DeWitt, Michigan; Sandra Sageser Clark, Michigan History Center; Thomas R. Dilley, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Brian Leigh Dunnigan, Clements Library; Keith Dye, University of Michigan-Dearborn; De Witt Dykes, Oakland University; Joe Grimm, Michigan State University; Laurie Harris, Shelby Township, Michigan; Charles K. Hyde, Pittsfield, Massachusetts; Susan Higman Larsen, Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan; Philip P. Mason, Phoenix, Arizona and Eagle Harbor, Michigan; Dennis Moore, Dearborn, Michigan; Erik C. Nordberg, Walter P. Reuther Library; Deborah Smith Pollard, University of Michigan–Dearborn; Michael O. Smith, Bentley Historical Library; Arthur M. Woodford, Harsens Island, Michigan
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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A delightful story that illustrates the mail delivery system for Great Lakes freighters.
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From Margin to Mainstream
In this volume, Nabeel Abraham and Andrew Shryock bring together the work of twenty-five contributors to create a richly detailed portrait of Arab Detroit.
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.
Contemporary Michigan Poetry
An anthology that offers a sampling of the best poetry written by Michigan writers.
The Goodridge Brothers, African American Photographers, 1847-1922
The story of the most prolific African American photographers in North America.
Breweries and Beers Since 1830
Brewed in Detroit describes the history of the brewing industry in the Detroit metropolitan area from its beginning in the 1830s to the present revival by microbrewers and brewpubs.
The History of the Pittsburgh Steamship Company
Tin Stackers tells its story of the role of the U.S. Steel Corporation’s largest commercial fleet.
A Season Aboard Great Lakes Freighters
A firsthand account of life aboard the ships of the Great Lakes.
The Seasons of a Great Lake
Huron is pleasurable reading for any student of natural history or the Great Lakes region, or for anyone who has ever spent time at a summer cottage or wished to do so.
The Story of Ancient Copper Working in the Lake Superior Basin
This work examines the archaeological record of copper mining in the Lake Superior area.
A Narrative History of Tiger Stadium
This historical companion of Tiger Stadium contains almost two hundred rare photographs that capture the spirit of 140 years of baseball in Detroit.
The Long Winter Ends tells the story of a year in the life of a young emigrant miner who leaves Cornwall in the southwest of England to work in the copper mines of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
The Other Ventures of Henry Ford
With over 200 photographs chosen from thousands in the collection of Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, Beyond the Model T gives attention to Henry Ford's numerous ventures outside of the auto industry.
German Missionary to the Michigan Indians, 1847-1853
This is an historical account of a Lutheran missionary's life with American Indians in central lower Michigan in the 19th century.
History of a Detroit Cemetery
A celebration of an important Detroit landmark, Elmwood Endures reveals Detroit's rich and interesting history.
Henry M. Leland
Master of Precision is the fascinating firsthand account of Henry Martyn Leland's life and work during the early days of the automobile industry.
Prohibition on the Michigan-Ontario Waterway
In Rumrunning and the Roaring Twenties, Philip P. Mason provides a fascinating look at the excesses and failures of Prohibition in the United States, and specifically in Michigan.
Lighthouse of the Upper Great Lakes
The Negro Leagues in Detroit, 1919-1933
In Turkey Stearnes and the Detroit Stars, Richard Bak documents the extraordinary history of Detroit's first and foremost black professional baseball team.