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Mediating Modernity

Challenges and Trends in the Jewish Encounter with the Modern World

Essays in Honor of Michael A. Meyer
Edited by Lauren B. Strauss and Michael Brenner

A landmark collection of essays by prominent academics in modern Jewish and German-Jewish history, honoring Michael A. Meyer, a pioneer in those fields.

Hardback
Published: June 2008
ISBN: 9780814333952
eBOOK
Published: June 2008
ISBN: 9780814339930
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A Picturesque Situation

Mackinac before Photography, 1615-1860

Brian Leigh Dunnigan

From the author of the award-winning Frontier Metropolis, a comprehensive visual history of the straits of Mackinac in pre-photographic images.

Hardback
Published: April 2008
ISBN: 9780814332146
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Summer Dreams

The Story of Bob-lo Island

Patrick Livingston

A definitive history of Bob-lo Island, a Canadian amusement park in the mouth of the Detroit River and a favorite recreation spot for generations of Detroit-area residents.

Paperback
Published: April 2008
ISBN: 9780814333655

Aby Warburg and Anti-Semitism

Political Perspectives on Images and Culture

Charlotte Schoell-Glass

A landmark study on Aby Warburg’s life and work, translated into English.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: March 2008
ISBN: 9780814332559

Tracy W. McGregor

Humanitarian, Philanthropist, and Detroit Civic Leader

By Philip P. Mason

Biography of Detroit philanthropist Tracy McGregor and his wife, Katherine Whitney McGregor, that details their support of charities and social movements in the first decades of the twentieth century.

Hardback
Published: January 2008
ISBN: 9780814333761

Disciplining Germany

Youth, Reeducation, and Reconstruction after the Second World War

Jaimey Fisher

A look at how the discussions, debates, and controversies in Germany about youth and reeducation after World War II helped Germans come to terms with their Nazi past, negotiate Allied occupation, and construct postwar German identity.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: June 2007
ISBN: 9780814333297
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Published: June 2007
ISBN: 9780814337431
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The Dodge Brothers

The Men, the Motor Cars, and the Legacy

Charles K. Hyde

The first comprehensive biography of John and Horace Dodge and the history of their company, Dodge Brothers.

Hardback
Published: April 2005
ISBN: 9780814332467
eBOOK
Published: April 2005
ISBN: 9780814337806

Facing the Glass Booth

The Jerusalem Trial of Adolf Eichmann

Haim Gouri
Translated by Michael Swirsky
With a Foreword by Alan Mintz

A detailed historical account of Adolf Eichmann’s trial that changed attitudes toward Holocaust survivors in Israeli society.

Paperback
Published: November 2004
ISBN: 9780814330876

Staging and Stagers in Modern Jewish Palestine

The Creation of Festive Lore in a New Culture, 1882-1948

By Yaacov Shavit and Shoshana Sitton
Translated by Chaya Naor

By analyzing key aspects of Hebrew culture, this book adds new dimension to the anthropological, sociological, and historical studies dealing with folklore, rituals, and festivals.

Hardback
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814328453
eBOOK
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814341889

Defining the Yiddish Nation

The Jewish Folklorists of Poland

Itzik Nakhmen Gottesman

An examination of the history of Yiddish folklore from Poland between the two world wars.

Hardback
Published: November 2003
ISBN: 9780814326695

The French Canadians of Michigan

Their Contribution to the Development of the Saginaw Valley and the Keweenaw Peninsula, 1840-1914

Jean Lamarre

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.

Paperback
Published: May 2003
ISBN: 9780814331583
eBOOK
Published: May 2003
ISBN: 9780814339978

Civic Culture and Urban Change

Governing Dallas

Royce Hanson

A study of how civic culture shaped policy responses to the demographic and economic transformations of Dallas, Texas.

Hardback
Published: April 2003
ISBN: 9780814330807
eBOOK
Published: April 2003
ISBN: 9780814337479

Jews and the German State

The Political History of a Minority, 1848-1933

Peter Pulzer

Now available in paperback, this book delivers a comprehensive one-volume account of the political history of Jews as a significant minority within Imperial Germany.

Paperback
Published: March 2003
ISBN: 9780814331309
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Michigan's Early Military Forces

A Roster and History of Troops Activated Prior to the American Civil War

Rosters compiled by Le Roy Barnett
with histories by Roger Rosentreter

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.

Hardback
Published: February 2003
ISBN: 9780814330814
eBOOK
Published: February 2003
ISBN: 9780814340301

For the Good of the Children

A History of the Boys and Girls Republic

Gay Pitman Zieger

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.

Hardback
Published: January 2003
ISBN: 9780814330869

Spirit Possession in Judaism

Cases and Contexts from the Middle Ages to the Present

Edited by Matt Goldish
With a foreword by Erika Bourguignon and an introduction by Joseph Dan

A rich, multidisciplinary exploration of spirit possession among Jews.

Hardback
Published: January 2003
ISBN: 9780814330036

Jewish Voices of the California Gold Rush

A Documentary History, 1849-1880

Edited with an Introduction by Ava F. Kahn

A history of the founding of California’s Jewish community during the Gold Rush.

Hardback
Published: September 2002
ISBN: 9780814328590

New Beginnings

Holocaust Survivors in Bergen-Belsen and the British Zone in Germany, 1945-1950

Hagit Lavsky

A sociohistorical analysis of the construction of Jewish life and national identity in post-Holocaust Germany.

Hardback
Published: June 2002
ISBN: 9780814330098

Bridging the River of Hatred

The Pioneering Efforts of Detroit Police Commissioner George Edwards

Mary M. Stolberg

Bridging the River of Hatred portrays the career of George Clifton Edwards, Jr., Detroit's visionary police commissioner.

Paperback
Published: May 2002
ISBN: 9780814325735

The Nazis' Last Victims

The Holocaust in Hungary

Edited by Randolph L. Braham and Scott Miller

The Nazis' Last Victims articulates and historically scrutinizes both the uniqueness and the universality of the Holocaust in Hungary, a topic often minimized in general works on the Holocaust.

Paperback
Published: May 2002
ISBN: 9780814330951
eBOOK
Published: May 2002
ISBN: 9780814338834

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