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The Orbit Magazine Anthology

Re-Entry

Rob St. Mary
With a Foreword by Jerry Vile

A history of three of Detroit’s most irreverent and memorable alt-media publications—Orbit, Fun, and White Noise—from 1978 to 1999.

Paperback
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814337318
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To Light a Fire

20 Years with the InsideOut Literary Arts Project

Edited by Terry Blackhawk and Peter Markus

Twenty-three writers reflect on their experiences working with public school students as part of Detroit’s innovative InsideOut Literary Arts Project.

Paperback
Published: August 2015
ISBN: 9780814341179
eBOOK
Published: August 2015
ISBN: 9780814341186

Race, Religion, and the Pulpit

Rev. Robert L. Bradby and the Making of Urban Detroit

Julia Marie Robinson

Hardback
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814332917
eBOOK
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340370
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Trumbull Ave.

Poems by Michael Lauchlan

Free verse poems driven by a narrative impulse and informed by decades of work in and around Detroit.

Paperback
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340967
eBOOK
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340974
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Garden for the Blind

Stories by Kelly Fordon

Captivating linked stories that follow a group of characters from an upscale suburb of Detroit over several decades.

Paperback
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814341049
eBOOK
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814341056

Mapping Detroit

Land, Community, and Shaping a City

Edited by June Manning Thomas and Henco Bekkering

Illustrates and analyzes Detroit’s dramatic physical transformation in a balanced mix of text and maps.

Paperback
Published: March 2015
ISBN: 9780814340264
eBOOK
Published: March 2015
ISBN: 9780814340271
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Asian Americans in Michigan

Voices from the Midwest

Edited by Sook Wilkinson and Victor Jew
With a Foreword by Frank H. Wu and an Afterword by Bich Minh Nguyen

Explores a neglected cultural and social history from a variety of perspectives.

Paperback
Published: March 2015
ISBN: 9780814332818
eBOOK
Published: March 2015
ISBN: 9780814339749
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Making Callaloo in Detroit

Stories by Lolita Hernandez

Stories of hope and quirky survival in the city of Detroit colored by Caribbean culture and memory.

Paperback
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814339695
eBOOK
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814339701

Images from the Arsenal of Democracy

Charles K. Hyde

Hardback
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 9780814339817
eBOOK
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 9780814339824
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"Old Slow Town"

Detroit during the Civil War

Paul Taylor

Details Detroit's tumultuous social, political, and military history during the Civil War.

Hardback
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780814336038
eBOOK
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780814339305
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Arsenal of Democracy

The American Automobile Industry in World War II

Charles K. Hyde

Hardback
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780814339510
eBOOK
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780814339527
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The Colored Car

Jean Alicia Elster

For young readers, the powerful story of an African American girl's train journey south from Detroit in 1937.

Paperback
Published: September 2013
ISBN: 9780814336069
eBOOK
Published: September 2013
ISBN: 9780814336083
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Reveal Your Detroit

An Intimate Look at a Great American City

A Community Engagement Project Led by the Detroit Institute of Arts
Bradford Frost

Presents photos from a unique community exhibit sponsored by the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Paperback
Published: September 2013
ISBN: 9780814339633
eBOOK
Published: September 2013
ISBN: 9780814339640

Redevelopment and Race

Planning a Finer City in Postwar Detroit

June Manning Thomas

A history of how racial disunity and industrial decline handicapped post-World War II urban planning initiatives in Detroit.

Paperback
Published: April 2013
ISBN: 9780814339077
eBOOK
Published: April 2013
ISBN: 9780814339084
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Revolution Detroit

Strategies for Urban Reinvention

John Gallagher

A practical guide to what's working in urban reinvention with examples drawn from Detroit and other cities.

Paperback
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338711
eBOOK
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338575

The Political Activities of Detroit Clubwomen in the 1920s

A Challenge and a Promise

Jayne Morris-Crowther

Follows the work of Detroit women's organizations as they dealt with issues related to voting, industrialization, and immigration.

Hardback
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338155
eBOOK
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338162

Subverting Modernism

Cass Corridor Revisited, 1966-1980

Julia R. Myers

Exhibition catalog highlighting artists of Cass Corridor from the 1960s-1970s.

Paperback
Published: February 2013
ISBN: 9780912042978
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Border Crossings

The Detroit River Region in the War of 1812

Edited by Denver Brunsman, Joel Stone, Douglas Fisher

Explores interactions among the diverse inhabitants on the American and Canadian sides of the Detroit River who were bitterly divided by the War of 1812.

Paperback
Published: November 2012
ISBN: 9780615616612

The Buildings of Detroit

A History

W. Hawkins Ferry
With a new foreword by John Gallagher

The definitive volume on Detroit's architectural history, from the 1700s to the end of the twentieth century.

Hardback
Published: October 2012
ISBN: 9780814316658
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Detroit's Historic Places of Worship

Compiled and edited by Marla O. Collum, Barbara E. Krueger, and Dorothy Kostuch
Photographs by Dirk Bakker
With a Foreword by John Gallagher

A vibrantly photographed historical survey of significant Detroit houses of worship.

Hardback
Published: September 2012
ISBN: 9780814334249
eBOOK
Published: September 2012
ISBN: 9780814338117

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