Among the Enemy
A Michigan Soldier’s Civil War Journal
Collects the detailed and personal writings of a member of the First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics during the Civil War.
The West Wing
Explores how the award-winning NBC drama offered a space for vibrant conversation about U.S. politics, identity, and culture.
The Donna Reed Show
Analyzes The Donna Reed Show, which aired from 1958 to 1966, as a key moment of cultural transition.
A lively and thorough history of Detroit’s culinary icon: the coney island hot dog.
The Making of the American Rabbinate
Explores the life and thought of Rabbi Max Lilienthal, who created a new model for the American rabbinate.
The Fall and Recapture of Detroit in the War of 1812
In Defense of William Hull
Details the first major U.S. setback in the War of 1812 and analyzes the background and aftermath of Hull’s surrender.
The Independent Orders of B'nai B'rith and True Sisters
Pioneers of a New Jewish Identity, 1843-1914
Explores the roles of the two oldest American Jewish fraternal organizations in the process of American Jewish identity formation.
Bread to Eat and Clothes to Wear
Letters from Jewish Migrants in the Early Twentieth Century
Collects and analyzes letters from Jewish men and women in the early stages of migrating from Eastern Europe.
Monopoly on Wheels
Henry Ford and the Selden Automobile Patent
Examines the eight-year legal fight to overturn the Selden automobile patent in the early days of the American auto industry.
The Color of Law
Ernie Goodman, Detroit, and the Struggle for Labor and Civil Rights
Biography of Ernie Goodman, a Detroit lawyer and political activist who played a key role in social justice cases.
Leon Uris and the Americanization of Israel’s Founding Story
Examines the phenomenon of Exodus and its influence on post–World War II understandings of Israel’s beginnings.
Copper Mining and Community Building on Lake Superior, 1840s-1990s
Details a century and a half of copper mining along Upper Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, from the arrival of the first incorporated mines in the 1840s until the closing of the last mine in the mid-1990s.
Maxwell Motor and the Making of the Chrysler Corporation
A detailed history of Maxwell Motor Company, a medium-sized Detroit automaker that became the foundation of the Chrysler Corporation.
A Newscast for the Masses
The History of Detroit Television News
Explores the development of local television news and the economic and social factors that elevated it to prominence.
"My Brave Mechanics"
The First Michigan Engineers and Their Civil War
An important and little-known chapter of Michigan’s Civil War history, drawn from the letters, diaries, and regimental records of the First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics regiment.
A Badger Boy in Blue
The Civil War Letters of Chauncey H. Cooke
The Civil War letters of a young Wisconsin soldier, previously published in the Wisconsin Magazine of History, 1920–1922, are made available for the first time to a wide audience.
"I Hope to Do My Country Service"
The Civil War Letters of John Bennitt, M.D., Surgeon, 19th Michigan Infantry
A revealing firsthand account of the Civil War as told through the letters of a Michigan regimental surgeon.
The Practical Utopians
American Workers and the Cooperative Movement in the Gilded Age
An exploration of the ideological conflicts and practical experiences of late-nineteenth-century American workers who pursued "cooperation" as an alternative to "competitive" capitalism.
A Hanging in Detroit
Stephen Gifford Simmons and the Last Execution under Michigan Law
The first historical study—and a riveting account—of the last execution in Michigan.
Jewish Voices of the California Gold Rush
A Documentary History, 1849-1880
A history of the founding of California’s Jewish community during the Gold Rush.