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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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An Introduction to Political Philosophy

Ten Essays by Leo Strauss

Leo Strauss

A reissue of the 1975 edition of Strauss' views regarding the nature of political philosophy.

Paperback
Published: August 1989
ISBN: 9780814319024
$36.99

Detroit

City of Race and Class Violence, Revised Edition

B. J. Widick

This revised edition charts Detroit’s bitter history of race and class violence, and its particular effect on the city today.

Paperback
Published: May 1989
ISBN: 9780814321041
$27.99
eBOOK
Published: May 1989
ISBN: 9780814337646

The Spook Who Sat by the Door

Sam Greenlee

An explosive, award-winning novel in the black literary tradition, The Spook Who Sat by the Door is both a satire of the civil rights problems in the United States in the late 1960s and a serious attempt to focus on the issue of black miltancy.

Paperback
Published: May 1989
ISBN: 9780814322468
$21.99

His Very Silence Speaks

Comanche—The Horse Who Survived Custer’s Last Stand

Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence

His Very Silence Speaks addresses larger issues such as the human relationship to animals and nature, cross-cultural differences in the ways animals are perceived, and the symbolic use of living and legendary animals in human cognition and communication.

Paperback
Published: May 1989
ISBN: 9780814321973
$26.99

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
$27.99
eBOOK
Published: March 1989
ISBN: 9780814337516

Arthur Alfonso Schomburg

Black Bibliophile & Collector

Elinor Des Verney Sinnette

A biography of the pioneering collector whose work laid the foundation for the study of black history and culture.

Paperback
Published: February 1989
ISBN: 9780814321577
$29.99

Introduction to the Human Sciences

An Attempt to Lay a Foundation for the Study of Society and History

Wilhelm Dilthey
Translated with an Introductory Essay by Ramon J. Betanzos

As a contribution to the issue of the methodologies of the humanities and social sciences, the Introduction works to address issues of the human sciences and their place in relations to natural sciences.

Paperback
Published: December 1988
ISBN: 9780814318980
$35.99

The Messiah Texts

Jewish Legends of Three Thousand Years

by Raphael Patai

The Messiah Texts traces the progress of the messianic legend from its biblical beginnings to contemporary expressions.

Paperback
Published: December 1988
ISBN: 9780814318508
$26.99
eBOOK
Published: December 1988
ISBN: 9780814341919

Italian Folktales in America

The Verbal Art of an Immigrant Woman

By Elizabeth Mathias and Richard Raspa

A collection that greatly enriches our understanding of who told (and tells) märchen (Italian folktales) to whom, why and how they are told, and, perhaps most important, under what conditions.

Paperback
Published: October 1988
ISBN: 9780814321225
$24.99
eBOOK
Published: October 1988
ISBN: 9780814338360

Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

The Search for a Child Killer

Tommy McIntyre

A compelling and detailed account of the search for the Oakland County child killer. A story of tragedy and grief, dead-ends and disappointments.

Paperback
Published: October 1988
ISBN: 9780814319895
$22.99

Cinema and History

Marc Ferro
Translated by Naomi Greene

Ferro discusses how film reveals the conscious values of its creators, the dominant ideology of the society in which the film was created, and also unconscious or subverted meanings and values.

Paperback
Published: July 1988
ISBN: 9780814319055
$26.99

Discourse and Discrimination

Edited by Geneva Smitherman-Donaldson and Teun A. van Dijk

Lingusitic and communicative dimensions of the propagation of racism through the media, everyday language, and the educational curriculum.

Paperback
Published: April 1988
ISBN: 9780814319581
$24.99

Lovecraft

A Study in the Fantastic

Maurice Lévy
Translated by S. T. Joshi

Broader than a thematic study, however, Lévy's analysis is unique in his use of Lovecraft's work as a model for fantastic writing in general and in his provocative theory as to why Lovecraft wrote the sort of works he did.

Paperback
Published: March 1988
ISBN: 9780814319567
$24.99

Aberrations of Mourning

Writing on German Crypts

Laurence A. Rickels

Hardback
Published: January 1988
ISBN: 9780814318263
$39.95

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
$24.99

The Invisible Soldier

The Experience of the Black Soldier, World War II

Compiled and Edited by Mary Penick Motley with a Foreword by Colonel Howard Donovan Queen, USA (Ret.)

The interviews disclose the brutality of the unseen wars black servicemen fought when confronted with the official army policy of segregation and by attitudes in southern communities, as well as overseas.

Paperback
Published: December 1987
ISBN: 9780814319611
$25.99

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
$24.99

Women's Voices from Latin America

Selections from Twelve Contemporary Authors

Edited with Translations by Evelyn Picon Garfield

Selections from twelve contemporary authors.

Paperback
Published: November 1987
ISBN: 9780814319628
$22.99

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
$24.99

Waiting for the Morning Train

An American Boyhood

Bruce Catton
Foreword by William B. Catton

In this memoir, Catton remembers his youth, his family, his home town, and his coming of age.

Paperback
Published: August 1987
ISBN: 9780814318850
$24.99

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