By WSU Faculty
Booker T & Them
A poetic reimagining of the life of Booker T. Washington that explores issues of being an African American male of note at the beginning of the twentieth century.
The Letters of Susan M. Hopkins, 1927-1935
Describes life from a woman’s perspective at the excavation of Dura-Europos, an ancient site that contained many remarkable archaeological finds.
New short stories from Christopher T. Leland that explore love in all of its forms and complexities.
The Color of Law
Ernie Goodman, Detroit, and the Struggle for Labor and Civil Rights
Biography of Ernie Goodman, a Detroit lawyer and political activist who played a key role in social justice cases.
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
A critical look at black identity in American history and popular culture as told from a performative African American perspective.
Storied Independent Automakers
Nash, Hudson, and American Motors
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."
Roses and Revolutions
The Selected Writings of Dudley Randall
Collects significant poetry, short stories, and essays by celebrated African American poet and publisher Dudley Randall.
Tracking King Kong
A Hollywood Icon in World Culture, 2nd Edition
Studies the cultural impact and audience reception of King Kong from the 1933 release of the original film until today.
Art in Detroit Public Places
Third edition of a favorite guide to major examples of public art in metropolitan Detroit, updated for the first time since 1999.
Race and Remembrance
Memoir of respected Detroit civic and civil rights leader Arthur L. Johnson.
Wide Awake in Someone Else's Dream
A new collection from Detroit poet M. L. Liebler, a unique voice in contemporary poetry.
Tracy W. McGregor
Humanitarian, Philanthropist, and Detroit Civic Leader
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.
Remapping the Humanities
Identity, Community, Memory, (Post)Modernity
An innovative collection demonstrating the rich potential for interdisciplinary learning found within the network of university-based humanities centers.
Voices of the Lost and Found
A gripping and original debut collection of short stories from Michigan writer Dorene O’Brien.
Crowds, Power, and Transformation in Cinema
A noted critic brings crowd theory to Film Studies, offering a bold new analysis of the pervasive cinematic themes of transformation and power.
The Story of Michigan's Rocks and Fossils
An exciting trip below the surface of Michigan’s rocks and fossils.
Printed Paper Cased
A Different Image
The Legacy of Broadside Press
A collection of work from six of Broadside Press’s most influential poets during the 1960s and 1970s.
Fairy Tales and Feminism
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.
Caribbean Labor and Politics
Legacies of Cheddi Jagan and Michael Manley
A pioneering collection of studies linking the political and labor backgrounds of two distinguished and dynamic leaders of the Caribbean and the Third World.
A Hanging in Detroit
Stephen Gifford Simmons and the Last Execution under Michigan Law
The first historical study—and a riveting account—of the last execution in Michigan.