By WSU Faculty
Riding the Roller Coaster
A History of the Chrysler Corporation
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.
Detroit City Poetry 2001
A multicultural anthology of Detroit poetry from the 1930s to the present.
Ideology and Change
The Transformation of the Caribbean Left
Leftist political movements, organizations, and trends in the English-speaking Caribbean.
Auto Labor and Lean Production in North America
A path-breaking analysis of the forces reshaping the global automobile industry.
Bertolucci's The Last Emperor
In this anthology, filmmakers, psychoanalysts, film scholars, and cultural historians use a psychoanalytical approach to examine Bernardo Bertolucci's epic film The Last Emperor (1988).
New Latin American Cinema, Volume 2
Studies of National Cinemas
This volume comprises essays on the development of the New Latin American Cinema as a comparative national project.
New Latin American Cinema, Volume 1
Theories, Practices, and Transcontinental Articulations
Volume One explores the formation of the New Latin American Cinema movement, its national and continental implications (including the diasporic/exilic experience) and transcontinental articulations through the writings of pioneer filmmakers and scholars.
Cinemas of the Black Diaspora
Diversity, Dependence, and Oppositionality
This is a study of the cinematic traditions and film practices in the black Diaspora.
Rum Running and the Roaring Twenties
Prohibition on the Michigan-Ontario Waterway
A fascinating look at the excesses and failures of Prohibition in the United States, and specifically in Michigan.
The Northern Lights
Lighthouses of the Upper Great Lakes
The Northern Lights captures the beauty, history, and significance of lighthouses on the Great Lakes, and illuminates the rich maritime history of the region.
Politics and Poetics in the Life of Frances E. W. Harper, 1825-1911
In this important study, poet Melba Joyce Boyd analyzes Harper not simply as a feminist and an activist, but as a writer.
Copper Country Journal
The Diary of Schoolmaster Henry Hobart, 1863-1864
Hobart centered his narrative on Cliff Mine, one of the leading producers of copper in the world and the primary employer in the town of Clifton.
History, Theory, & Practice
In this volume, Julie Klein provides the first comprehensive study of the modern concept of interdisciplinarity, supplementing her discussion with the most complete bibliography yet compiled on the subject.
Introduction to the Human Sciences
An Attempt to Lay a Foundation for the Study of Society and History
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.
Italian Folktales in America
The Verbal Art of an Immigrant Woman
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.
Discourse and Discrimination
Lingusitic and communicative dimensions of the propagation of racism through the media, everyday language, and the educational curriculum.
Talkin and Testifyin
The Language of Black America
In this book, Smitherman makes a substantial contribution to an understanding of Black English by setting it in the larger context of Black culture and life style.
O City of Byzantium
Annals of Niketas Choniates
One of the most important accounts of the Middle Ages, the history of Niketas Choniates describes the Byzantine Empire from 1118 to 1207. Niketas provides an eyewitness account of the sack of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade.
Architecture in Michigan
Revised and Enlarged Edition
A pictorial survey of Michigan architecture from 1831 to the present.
Life and Thought in Ancient Greece
A history of ancient Greek life and thought from the Mycenaean kings to Alexander, Aristotle and Diogenes.