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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.

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.

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.

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.

Published: May 2002
ISBN: 9780814330951
Published: May 2002
ISBN: 9780814338834

Communings of the Spirit, Volume 1

The Journals of Mordecai M. Kaplan, 1913-1934

Edited by Mel Scult

Selections from the diary of the founder of Reconstructionism in America, covering Kaplan’s early years as a rabbi, teacher of rabbis, and community leader.

Published: May 2002
ISBN: 9780814331163
Published: May 2002
ISBN: 9780814325759

A Little History of My Forest Life

An Indian-White Autobiography by Eliza Morrison

Written in 1894, this autobiography tells the story of a Chippewa-Scots-French woman from Madeline Island in Lake Superior.

Published: April 2002
ISBN: 9780970260628

Jewish Thought and Scientific Discovery in Early Modern Europe

David B. Ruderman
Foreword by Moshe Idel

Jewish Thought and Scientific Discovery in Early Modern Europe is a major contribution in understanding the cultural processes involved in the emergence and development of the consumer phase of science.

Published: August 2001
ISBN: 9780814329313

Judaism within Modernity

Essays on Jewish History and Religion

Michael A. Meyer

Judaism within Modernity explores Jewish historiography and the problems of periodization in modern Jewish history, with a focus on Jews of Germany and the United States.

Published: August 2001
ISBN: 9780814328743

The Diary of Bishop Frederic Baraga

First Bishop of Marquette, Michigan

Edited and Annotated by Regis M. Walling and Rev. N. Daniel Rupp
Translated by Joseph Gregorich and rev. Paul Prud’homme, S.J.

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.

Published: July 2001
ISBN: 9780814329993

History of the Finns in Michigan

Armas K. E. Holmio
Translated by Ellen M. Ryynanen

A history of the Finnish people in Michigan published in English for the first time.

Published: July 2001
ISBN: 9780814329740
Published: July 2001
ISBN: 9780814327906
Published: July 2001
ISBN: 9780814340004

Frontier Metropolis

Picturing Early Detroit, 1701-1838

Brian Leigh Dunnigan

Fascinating glimpses of Detroit in the years before photography.

Published: April 2001
ISBN: 9780814327678
Published: April 2001
ISBN: 9780814330111

Schooner Passage

Sailing Ships and the Lake Michigan Frontier

Theodore J. Karamanski

Schooner Passage is a history of some of the magnificent sailing vessels and their role in maritime trade along Lake Michigan.

Published: January 2001
ISBN: 9780814329115

A Global Community

The Jews from Aleppo, Syria

Walter P. Zenner

An interpretation of the historical experience of the Jewish community in Syria and in the other places to which Aleppan Jewry have immigrated.

Published: May 2000
ISBN: 9780814327913

The Politics of Genocide

The Holocaust in Hungary, Condensed Edition

Randolph L. Braham

An abbreviated version of the definitive work on the destruction of Hungarian Jewry.

Published: April 2000
ISBN: 9780814326916
Published: April 2000
ISBN: 9780814326909
Published: April 2000
ISBN: 9780814338896

The Transformation of German Jewry, 1780-1840

David Sorkin

This study analyzes the transformation of German Jewry in the period from 1780-1840.

Published: August 1999
ISBN: 9780814328286

Jewish Women in Historical Perspective, Second Edition

Edited by Judith R. Baskin

A collection of fully-revised and new essays that explore the richness of Jewish women's history.

Published: December 1998
ISBN: 9780814327135

A Place for Summer

A Narrative History of Tiger Stadium

Richard Bak

This historical companion of Tiger Stadium contains almost two hundred rare photographs that capture the spirit of 140 years of baseball in Detroit.

Published: June 1998
ISBN: 9780814325124

Envisioning Israel

The Changing Ideals and Images of North American Jews

Edited by Allon Gal

Envisioning Israel examines the deeply entwined yet often problematic historical relationship between American Jewry and the Jewish community in Israel and its predecessor, the yishuv, the Jewish settlement in Palestine from the 1880s until 1948

Published: November 1996
ISBN: 9780814326305

In the Wilderness with the Red Indians

German Missionary to the Michigan Indians, 1847-1853

E. R. Baierlein
Translated by Anita Z. Boldt
Edited with an Introduction by Harold W. Moll
Foreword by Pastor Richard Latterner

This is an historical account of a Lutheran missionary's life with American Indians in central lower Michigan in the 19th century.

Published: November 1996
ISBN: 9780814325810

Elmwood Endures

History of a Detroit Cemetery

Michael S. Franck

A celebration of an important Detroit landmark, Elmwood Endures reveals Detroit's rich and interesting history.

Published: September 1996
ISBN: 9780814325919