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Isaac Leeser and the Making of American Judaism

Lance J. Sussman

This illuminating biography of Isaac Leeser reconstructs his personal struggles, pioneer efforts on behalf of American Judaism, and visions of a viable American-Jewish synthesis.

Hardback
Published: October 1995
ISBN: 9780814319963

Response to Modernity

A History of the Reform Movement in Judaism

Michael A. Meyer

Comprehensive and balanced history of the Reform Movement.

Paperback
Published: April 1995
ISBN: 9780814325551
eBOOK
Published: April 1995
ISBN: 9780814337554

Turkey Stearnes and the Detroit Stars

The Negro Leagues in Detroit, 1919-1933

Richard Bak

In Turkey Stearnes and the Detroit Stars, Richard Bak documents the extraordinary history of Detroit's first and foremost black professional baseball team.

Paperback
Published: January 1995
ISBN: 9780814325827

Women of the Word

Jewish Women and Jewish Writing

Edited by Judith R. Baskin

Women of the Word is part of an emerging effort to listen to the voices of Jewish women both past and present.

Paperback
Published: October 1994
ISBN: 9780814324233

American Consuls in the Holy Land, 1832-1914

Ruth Kark

This volume provides new insights into the role of U.S. consuls in the Ottoman Middle East in the special context of the Holy Land.

Hardback
Published: September 1994
ISBN: 9780814325230

Strangers and Sojourners

A History of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula

Arthur W. Thurner

Strangers and Sojourners, with its integration of social and economic history, for the first time tells the complete story of the people from the Keweenaw Peninsula's Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon counties.

Paperback
Published: August 1994
ISBN: 9780814323960

Ojibwa Narratives

Of Charles and Charlotte Kawbawgam and Jacques LePique, 1893-1895

Edited by Arthur P. Bourgeois
Recorded with Notes by Homer H. Kidder

A fascinating collection of fifty-two narratives featuring the tales of three nineteenth-century Ojibwa storytellers.

Paperback
Published: May 1994
ISBN: 9780814325155

Iron Fleet

The Great Lakes in World War II

George J. Joachim

Iron Fleet focuses on the vital role played by the Great Lakes shipping industry during World War II.

Paperback
Published: April 1994
ISBN: 9780814324806
Hardback
Published: April 1994
ISBN: 9780814324790
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Pontiac and the Indian Uprising

Howard H. Peckham

Pontiac and the Indian Uprising is both informative and reflective of the attitudes that existed fifty years ago about Native Americans.

Paperback
Published: March 1994
ISBN: 9780814324691

Cobb Would Have Caught It

The Golden Age of Baseball in Detroit

Richard Bak

A peek into the mind and soul of professional baseball as it was played in a dynamic city fifty, sixty, and even seventy years ago.

Paperback
Published: April 1993
ISBN: 9780814323564

The Making of a Mining District

Keweenaw Native Copper 1500-1870

David J. Krause

The Making of a Mining District is the first book to fully document the Keweenaw Peninsula of northern Michigan’s large amount of pure metallic "native" state, and the unique value of these deposits.

Paperback
Published: December 1992
ISBN: 9780814324073

Michigan's Lumbertowns

Lumbermen and Laborers in Saginaw, Bay City, and Muskegon, 1870-1905

Jeremy W. Kilar

This study is a comprehensive history of these lumbertowns from their inception as frontier settlements to their emergence as reshaped industrial centers.

Paperback
Published: August 1990
ISBN: 9780814320730

The Making of Michigan, 1820-1860

A Pioneer Anthology

Edited by Justin L. Kestenbaum

The Making of Michigan is a wide-ranging collection of primary accounts of life in Michigan during the pioneer period.

Paperback
Published: May 1990
ISBN: 9780814319192

Deep Woods Frontier

A History of Logging in Northern Michigan

Theodore J. Karamanski

Examines the interplay between men and technology in the lumbering of Michigan's rugged Upper Peninsula.

Paperback
Published: October 1989
ISBN: 9780814320495

Frankfurt on the Hudson

The German Jewish Community of Washington Heights, 1933-1983, Its Structure and Culture

Steven M. Lowenstein

Using organizational bulletins, surveys, interviews, and personal observations and anecdotes, Lowenstein paints a picture of a unique lifestyle now in the process of merging into American Jewry and disappearing.

Paperback
Published: March 1989
ISBN: 9780814323854
eBOOK
Published: March 1989
ISBN: 9780814337516

Ideas of Jewish History

Michael A. Meyer

Acquaints the reader with both the universal and the particular challenges inherent in the writing of Jewish history.

Paperback
Published: January 1988
ISBN: 9780814319512

Danny and the Boys

Being Some Legends of Hungry Hollow

Robert Traver

Robert Traver captures the genuine flavor of backwoods life in this story recounting the escapades of Danny and his four croonies.

Paperback
Published: November 1987
ISBN: 9780814319284

The Situation in Flushing

By Edmund G. Love
Foreword by Judd Arnett

In a nostalgic, yet nimble telling of his boyhood in Flushing, Michigan, Edmund Love notes that he was born into a world that ceased to exist almost as soon as he entered it.

Paperback
Published: October 1987
ISBN: 9780814319178

Michigan Voices

Our State’s History in the Words of the People Who Lived It

Compiled and Edited by Joe Grimm

A fascinating assemblage of old family letters, diaries, journals, photos, and other memorabilia, Michigan Voices introduces the reader to a more personal side of the state’s history.

Paperback
Published: October 1987
ISBN: 9780814319680

Michigan Place Names

The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities

By Walter Romig
Foreword by Larry B. Massie

From Aabec in Antrim County to Zutphen in Ottawa County, from Hell to Hooker, Michigan Place Names is a compendium of information on the origins of the state's geographical names.

Paperback
Published: October 1986
ISBN: 9780814318386

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