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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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Marketing Identities

The Invention of Jewish Ethnicity in Ost und West

David A. Brenner

A study of the first Jewish magazine to explore ethnic identity in early twentieth-century Germany.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345191
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345184

Going Greek

Jewish College Fraternities in the United States, 1895-1945

Marianne R. Sanua

A history of Jewish fraternities and sororities in the early twentieth-century United States.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344194
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344187

Jewish Moroccan Folk Narratives from Israel

Haya Bar-Itzhak and Aliza Shenhar

A unique selection of folk narratives of Moroccan Jews in Israel.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344521
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344538

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

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

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 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

Ambiguous Relations

The American Jewish Community and Germany Since 1945

Shlomo Shafir

Addresses the complex relationships between American Jews and Germany over the fifty years following the end of World War II.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345085
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345078

On Jewish Folklore

Raphael Patai

Provides a rich harvest of Jewish customs and traditional beliefs, gathered from all over the world and from ancient to modern times.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344217
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344200

Toast of the Town

The Life and Times of Sunnie Wilson

Sunnie Wilson with John Cohassey

The life and times of Sunnie Wilson reflected on the changes in Detroit over the last sixty years.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343876
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343883

United States Jewry, 1776-1985

Volume 1

Jacob Rader Marcus

Comprehensive history of Jewish immigration, segregation, and integration; of Jewry’s cultural exclusiveness and assimilation; of its internal division and indivisible unity; and of its role in the making of America.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344699
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344682

The Life and Work of Ludwig Lewisohn

Volume 1: "A Touch of Wildness"

Ralph Melnick

Biography of Ludwig Lewisohn’s life until 1934, an imposing literary figure in America and Europe during the first half of the twentieth century.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344675
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344668

Maurice Sugar

Law, Labor, and the Left in Detroit, 1912-1950

Christopher H. Johnson

A biography of the life of Maurice Sugar, a labor activist and lawyer for the United Auto Workers, highlighting his struggles of the early 1930s to bring the union message to Detroit.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344835
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814340042

Jewish Poland—Legends of Origin

Ethnopoetics and Legendary Chronicles

Haya Bar-Itzhak

Examination the legends of origin of the Jews of Poland and discloses how the community is created.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343913
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343920

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