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Wayne State University Press

Wayne State University Press is a leading publisher of Great Lakes books, Judaica, and African American studies, as well as a wide range of other scholarly and general interest titles. The Press disseminates research, advances education, and serves the local community while expanding the international reputation of the Press and the University.

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Bold Boys in Michigan History

Patricia Majher

Biographical sketches of twenty notable young men with ties to Michigan.

Paperback
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344545
eBOOK
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344552

The Berlin School and Its Global Contexts

A Transnational Art Cinema

Edited by Marco Abel and Jaimey Fisher

Germany’s most important filmmaking movement in conversation with its peers across the globe.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344903
Paperback
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342008
eBOOK
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342015

Whaleback Ships and the American Steel Barge Company

C. Roger Pellett

A history of the American Steel Barge Company and the vessels that it built and operated.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814344767
eBOOK
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814344774

Whitechapel Noise

Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse, London 1884–1914

Vivi Lachs

New perspectives on Anglo-Jewish history via the poetry and song of Yiddish-speaking immigrants in London from 1884 to 1914.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814344880
Paperback
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814343555
eBOOK
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814343562

Transforming Harry

The Adaptation of Harry Potter in the Transmedia Age

Edited by John Alberti and P. Andrew Miller

Focuses on the critical and theoretical implications of adapting the Harry Potter novels to films and media.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814344910
Paperback
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814342862
eBOOK
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814342879

Meet Behind Mars

Stories by Renee Simms

Explores the bonds of family, neighbors, lovers, and friends as they are tested in new environments.

Paperback
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814345122
eBOOK
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814345139

The Official Report on Human Activity

Stories by kim d. hunter

Jazz, opera, and various blues serve as the soundtrack for this collection of fairytales for grown-ups of all ages.

Paperback
Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9780814345207
eBOOK
Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9780814345214

Field Recordings

Poems by Russell Brakefield

Poetry that uses American folk music as a lens to investigate themes of family, art, and masculinity.

Paperback
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814344965
eBOOK
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814344972

The Lake Michigan Mermaid

A Tale in Poems

Linda Nemec Foster and Anne-Marie Oomen
Illustrated by Meridith Ridl

A modern-day fairy tale told in conversation between a young girl and the mermaid of Lake Michigan.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814342206
eBOOK
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814342213

Comic Venus

Women and Comedy in American Silent Film

Kristen Anderson Wagner

Examines the social and historical significance of women’s contributions to American silent film comedy.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814345290
Paperback
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814341025
eBOOK
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814341032

The Shaping of Jewish Identity in Nineteenth–Century France

Jay R. Berkovitz

Focusing on the ideology of regeneration, Jay Berkovitz traces the social, economic, and religious struggles of nineteenth-century French Jews.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344088
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344071

Harry Bertoia, Sculptor

June Kompass Nelson

The first book devoted to the life and work of a contemporary Italian-born American artist Harry Bertoia.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343722
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343715

From New Zion to Old Zion

American Jewish Immigration and Settlement in Palestine, 1917-1939

Joseph B. Glass

Analyzes the migration of American Jews to Palestine between the two world wars and explores the contribution of these settlers to the building of Palestine.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344231
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344224

In Fitting Memory

The Art and Politics of Holocaust Memorials

Text by Sybil Milton
Photographs by Ira Nowinski

In Fitting Memory, a critical survey of Holocaust memorials and monuments in Europe, Israel, and the United States, focuses on the archeological remains at the original sites of Nazi terror which constituted the first postwar memorials.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343753
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343760

The Iron Hunter

Chase S. Osborn
With an Introduction by Robert M. Warner

Autobiography of Michigan’s controversial governor from the Upper Peninsula.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343951
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814335857

The Origin of the Modern Jewish Woman Writer

Romance and Reform in Victorian England

Michael Galchinsky

Analyses the development of Jewish women's writing in relation to Victorian literary history, women's cultural history, and Jewish cultural history.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344446
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344453

Tradition and Politics

The Religious Parties of Israel

Gary S. Schiff

A comprehensive study of religious parties of Israel.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343890
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343906

Working Detroit

Steve Babson
with Ron Alpern, Dave Elsila, and John Revitte

Working Detroit documents the events in the city's ongoing struggle to build an industrial society that is both prosperous and humane.

eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345092

Uppermost Canada

The Western District and the Detroit Frontier, 1800-1850

R. Alan Douglas

Examines the historical, cultural, and social history of the Canadian portion of the Detroit River community in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344484
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344491

For Our Soul

Ethiopian Jews in Israel

Teshome G. Wagaw

For Our Soul describes the ongoing process of adjustment and absorption that the Ethiopian Jewish immigrants experienced in Israel.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344101
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344095

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