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The Color of Law

Ernie Goodman, Detroit, and the Struggle for Labor and Civil Rights

Steve Babson, Dave Riddle, and David Elsila

Biography of Ernie Goodman, a Detroit lawyer and political activist who played a key role in social justice cases.

Hardback
Published: October 2010
ISBN: 9780814334966
$34.99
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Published: October 2010
ISBN: 9780814336380
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Birth of a Notion; Or, The Half Ain't Never Been Told

A Narrative Account with Entertaining Passages of the State of Minstrelsy and of America & the True Relation Thereof

As Written by Bill Harris

A critical look at black identity in American history and popular culture as told from a performative African American perspective.

Paperback
Published: May 2010
ISBN: 9780814334089
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2010
ISBN: 9780814335277

Storied Independent Automakers

Nash, Hudson, and American Motors

Charles K. Hyde

Explores the business history of three major independent American automakers—Nash Motor Company, the Hudson Motor Car Company, and the American Motors Company—that faced fierce competition from the "Big Three."

Hardback
Published: November 2009
ISBN: 9780814334461
$36.99
eBOOK
Published: November 2009
ISBN: 9780814340868

Roses and Revolutions

The Selected Writings of Dudley Randall

Edited and with an Introduction by Melba Joyce Boyd

Collects significant poetry, short stories, and essays by celebrated African American poet and publisher Dudley Randall.

Hardback
Published: August 2009
ISBN: 9780814334454
$28.99

Tracking King Kong

A Hollywood Icon in World Culture, 2nd Edition

Cynthia Erb

Studies the cultural impact and audience reception of King Kong from the 1933 release of the original film until today.

Paperback
Published: April 2009
ISBN: 9780814334300
$32.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2009
ISBN: 9780814337424
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Art in Detroit Public Places

Third Edition

Dennis Alan Nawrocki

Third edition of a favorite guide to major examples of public art in metropolitan Detroit, updated for the first time since 1999.

Paperback
Published: August 2008
ISBN: 9780814333785
$25.99
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Race and Remembrance

A Memoir

Arthur L. Johnson

Memoir of respected Detroit civic and civil rights leader Arthur L. Johnson.

Hardback
Published: August 2008
ISBN: 9780814333709
$26.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2008
ISBN: 9780814337493

Wide Awake in Someone Else's Dream

Poems by M. L. Liebler

A new collection from Detroit poet M. L. Liebler, a unique voice in contemporary poetry.

Paperback
Published: February 2008
ISBN: 9780814333822
$17.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2008
ISBN: 9780814335253

Tracy W. McGregor

Humanitarian, Philanthropist, and Detroit Civic Leader

By Philip P. Mason

Biography of Detroit philanthropist Tracy McGregor and his wife, Katherine Whitney McGregor, that details their support of charities and social movements in the first decades of the twentieth century.

Hardback
Published: January 2008
ISBN: 9780814333761
$52.99

Remapping the Humanities

Identity, Community, Memory, (Post)Modernity

Edited by Mary Garrett, Heidi Gottfried, and Sandra F. VanBurkleo
with the assistance of Walter Edwards

An innovative collection demonstrating the rich potential for interdisciplinary learning found within the network of university-based humanities centers.

Paperback
Published: January 2008
ISBN: 9780814333693
$37.99

Voices of the Lost and Found

Stories by Dorene O’Brien

A gripping and original debut collection of short stories from Michigan writer Dorene O’Brien.

Paperback
Published: May 2007
ISBN: 9780814333464
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2007
ISBN: 9780814335314

Crowds, Power, and Transformation in Cinema

Lesley Brill

A noted critic brings crowd theory to Film Studies, offering a bold new analysis of the pervasive cinematic themes of transformation and power.

Paperback
Published: January 2006
ISBN: 9780814332757
$32.99
eBOOK
Published: January 2006
ISBN: 9780814337363
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Under Michigan

The Story of Michigan's Rocks and Fossils

Charles Ferguson Barker

An exciting trip below the surface of Michigan’s rocks and fossils.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: October 2005
ISBN: 9780814330883
$24.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2005
ISBN: 9780814336496
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The Dodge Brothers

The Men, the Motor Cars, and the Legacy

Charles K. Hyde

The first comprehensive biography of John and Horace Dodge and the history of their company, Dodge Brothers.

Hardback
Published: April 2005
ISBN: 9780814332467
$36.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2005
ISBN: 9780814337806
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A Different Image

The Legacy of Broadside Press

Edited by Gloria House, Albert M. Ward, and Rosemary Weatherston

A collection of work from six of Broadside Press’s most influential poets during the 1960s and 1970s.

Paperback
Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780911550979
$24.95

Fairy Tales and Feminism

New Approaches

Edited by Donald Haase

Responding to thirty years of feminist fairy-tale scholarship, this book breaks new ground by rethinking important questions, advocating innovative approaches, and introducing woman-centered texts and traditions that have been ignored for too long.

Paperback
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814330302
$31.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814340820

Caribbean Labor and Politics

Legacies of Cheddi Jagan and Michael Manley

Edited by Perry Mars & Alma H. Young

A pioneering collection of studies linking the political and labor backgrounds of two distinguished and dynamic leaders of the Caribbean and the Third World.

Paperback
Published: May 2004
ISBN: 9780814332115
$28.99
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A Hanging in Detroit

Stephen Gifford Simmons and the Last Execution under Michigan Law

David G. Chardavoyne

The first historical study—and a riveting account—of the last execution in Michigan.

Paperback
Published: July 2003
ISBN: 9780814331330
$27.99
Hardback
Published: July 2003
ISBN: 9780814331323
$44.95
eBOOK
Published: July 2003
ISBN: 9780814337394
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Riding the Roller Coaster

A History of the Chrysler Corporation

Charles K. Hyde

The first comprehensive history of the Chrysler Corporation, this book is intended for readers interested in the history of automobiles and of American business, and for fans and critics of Chrysler’s products.

Hardback
Published: February 2003
ISBN: 9780814330913
$36.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2003
ISBN: 9780814337813

Abandon Automobile

Detroit City Poetry 2001

Edited by Melba Joyce Boyd and M. L. Liebler

A multicultural anthology of Detroit poetry from the 1930s to the present.

Paperback
Published: September 2001
ISBN: 9780814328101
$24.99

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