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1 MAP: Michigan- Southern Part: 1902

Black and white map, printed on 11" x 17" paper., Reproduction map of original
This detailed state map issued by the Matthews-Northrup Company, with its distinctive "piano key" border, first appeared in the Century Atlas. Identifies counties, township and range numbers, county seats, villages, and transportation systems at the beginning of the 20th century. Includes insets of the Detroit River and St. Claire River corridors.
Price: 4.50 USD



2 MAP: Michigan: 1873/74

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
From an original lithograph issued by Asher and Adams, this map identifies railway lines, small towns, rivers and county boundaries during a period of rapid expansion.
Price: 7.95 USD



3 MAP: Michigan: 1885-87

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
This large scale map, first issued between 1885 and 1887, locates small settlements, creeks and other features not found on smaller maps. Railways, rivers, streams and county boundaries are shown. Because of the great detail, ideal for use with 19th century census records. Includes the newly created Luce County.
Price: 7.95 USD



4 MAP: Wisconsin and Michigan: 1864

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
A.J. Johnson's 1864 map shows county lines and named townships. Range numbers, roads, and railways are also indicated, as well as the locations of mines and Indian Reserve lands.
Price: 7.95 USD

Michigan Atlas & Gazetteer

5 Michigan Atlas & Gazetteer

11 x 15 1/2, paperback, Langenscheidt Publishing Group / DeLorme
Michigan Atlas & Gazetteer is designed for travelers who want topographic map detail showing hiking trails, campgrounds, and more. Contains a guide to state and national parks, recreation areas, and historic sites. Comprehensive index.
Price: 19.95 USD

Scots in Michigan, Alan T. Forrester.

6 Scots in Michigan
Alan T. Forrester.
90 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, illus., maps, paperback, Michigan State University Press
Scots began settling in North America in the earliest colonial days. They were heavily involved in the Great Lakes region's major industries, as these evolved from fur trade to farming and lumbering to industry. From early settlement to the industrial revolution, Scots brought to the state a pioneer spirit and an extraordinary level of education. Though rendered almost invisible both by clustering under the umbrella of the British Commonwealth and by the fact that few Scottish traditions are considered whatsoever foreign, ethnic, or exotic, Scottish influences run deep in Michigan history and culture. From ice hockey to industry, much of what represents Michigan has roots that were embedded in Scotland. Although Alan T. Forrester notes that symbolic Scottish ethnicity-Highland Games, Scottish Festivals, and Burns Night Suppers-is practically the only obvious relic of Scottish heritage in Michigan, he illuminates how much more of this legacy is a part of this state.

About Author
Alan T. Forrester was born in Saskatchewan of Scottish and English grandparents. He has earned two degrees from the University of Washington and served in the U.S. Army Medical Service.

Price: 11.95 USD

Asian Indians in Michigan, Arthur W. Helweg.

7 Asian Indians in Michigan
Arthur W. Helweg.
72 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, illus., maps, paperback, Michigan State University Press
Since 1970, a growing number of Asian Indians have called Michigan home. Representative of the "new immigration," Asian Indians come from a democratic country, are well-educated, and come from middle- and upper-class families. Unlike older immigrant groups, Asian Indians do not form urban ethnic enclaves or found their own communities to meet the challenges of living in a new society. As Arthur W. Helweg shows, Asian Indians in Michigan contribute to the richness and diversity of Michigan's culture through active participation in local institutions, while maintaining a strong ethnic identity rooted in India.

About Author
Arthur W. Helweg is Professor of Anthropology at Western Michigan University and co-author of Immigrant Success Story: East Indians in America.
Price: 11.95 USD

South Slavs in Michigan, Daniel Cetinich.

8 South Slavs in Michigan
Daniel Cetinich.
80 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, photos, bibliography, index, paperback, Michigan State University Press
The South Slavs of Michigan-Slovenes, Croats, Serbs, Macedonians, and Bosnian Muslims-are a microcosm of the immigration waves of southern and eastern Europeans who came to the United States between 1880 and 1924. History has almost forgotten these immigrants, who were instrumental in developing the large urban centers of Michigan and the United States, and who specifically contributed to development of the auto industry and struck in 1913-1914 for better working conditions in the copper mines of the Upper Peninsula. While labor problems were the primary obstacles confronting Michigan's South Slavs, the painful process of acculturation has since dimmed their very real accomplishments. As Daniel Cetinich shows, South Slavs helped shape both a regional and national civilization in North America with their hands, backs, feet, and the labor organizations they helped create.

About Author
Daniel Cetinich is at City College of San Francisco. He has written and published extensively on South Slavs in both national and regional media.

Price: 11.95 USD

Latinos in Michigan, David A. Badillo.

9 Latinos in Michigan
David A. Badillo.
80 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Photos, notes, index, maps, illus., paperback, Michigan State University Press
The history of Latinos in Michigan is one of cultural diversity, institutional formation, and an ongoing search for leadership in the midst of unique, often intractable circumstances. Latinos have shared a vision of the American Dream-made all the more difficult by the contemporary challenge of cultural assimilation. The complexity of their local struggles, moreover, reflects far-reaching developments on the national stage, and suggests the outlines of a common identity. While facing adversity as rural and urban immigrants, exiles, and citizens, Latinos have contributed culturally, economically, and socially to many important developments in Michigan's history.

About Author
David Badillo is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame and has published numerous articles on the history of Latino migration and settlement in the Midwest and Southwest. Prior to that he was a visiting associate professorat Brooklyn College and an assistant professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He recently completed a bookon Latinos and urban Catholicism, and his other scholarly work has focused on Latinos in the Midwest, including Mexican American religious identity in Chicago.
Price: 11.95 USD

Poles in Michigan, Dennis Badaczewski.

10 Poles in Michigan
Dennis Badaczewski.
64 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, notes, bibliography, index, maps, illus., paperback, Michigan State University Press
One of the most vibrant and influential ethnic groups in Michigan, Poles have a long history of migration and settlement in the Great Lakes State. From Michigan's earliest Polish marriage (in 1762) to the most recent post-Cold War migrations, each successive wave of settlement has enriched and enlivened Michigan culture. Yet, Paczki Day and Polish festivals represent a relatively small portion of the Polish experience. Commitments both to reli-gious and ethnic identity, and a belief in the American vision of landowner-ship and success, have combined to create a mainstream ethnic community abundant in ethnic pride. Poles' success in Michigan continues to attract Polish immigrants from Europe, just as Polonia continues to make its mark on Michigan's culture.

About Author
Dennis Badaczewski is the son of first-generation Polish Americans. He is currently Professor of Education at Northern Michigan University and maintains a close tie to his Polish heritage.
Price: 11.95 USD

Hungarians in Michigan, Éva V. Huseby-Darvas.

11 Hungarians in Michigan
Éva V. Huseby-Darvas.
80 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Photos, notes, index, maps, illus., paperback, Michigan State University Press
In Hungarians in Michigan, Éva V. Huseby-Darvas examines six distinct migrant streams that contributed to the formation of Michigan's Hungarian communities. From early rural immigrants, who hoped to save enough to return home to a life of ease, to urban, post-Iron Curtain immigrants trying to build new lives in the United States, Hungarians have left their mark on Michigan's history. Although Hungarians settled throughout the state, the locus of the Hungarian community was the village of Delray, now part of the city of Detroit. By linking the development and decline of Delray with other Hungarian communities in Michigan and across the Detroit River in Windsor, Huseby-Darvas draws a dynamic picture of cultural retention and change among diverse Hungarian migrants. Foods, holidays, festivals, church socials, and similar events help to maintain and perpetuate a culture that is neither Hungarian nor American, but a specific Michigan-style American Hungarian.

About Author
Éva V. Huseby-Darvas is an anthropologist and teaches at the University of Michigan, Dearborn.

Price: 11.95 USD

Albanians in Michigan, Frances Trix

12 Albanians in Michigan
Frances Trix
58 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Notes, illustrations, bibliography, paperback, Michigan State University Press
The recent influx of Albanian migrants into Michigan is a result of both the nationalist upheavals in the Balkan region as well as the breadth of opportunities that Michigan affords. The diversity of Michigan's people is reflected in the Albanian community itself, as Christians and Muslims strive to maintain religious, ethnic, and linguistic identities in their new communities. Frances Trix explores the ways in which Michigan's Albanian community has forged an unusual cohesiveness and unity, and thus has remained more traditional in its orientation than have large, immigrant Albanian communities in other parts of the United States. These characteristics make the Albanian experience in Michigan unique.

About Author
Frances Trix is Professor of Anthropology at Wayne State University and author of Spiritual Discourse: Learning with an Islamic Master.
Price: 11.95 USD

Amish in Michigan, Gertrude Enders Huntington.

13 Amish in Michigan
Gertrude Enders Huntington.
54 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Notes, bibliography, index, maps, illus., paperback, Michigan State University Press
Driving the rural roads of Michigan one might suddenly come upon a black buggy driven by a bonneted woman or a bearded Amish man. In 1955 there were fewer than five hundred Amish in Michigan-in 2000 there were more than seven thousand. The Amish, with their unique life-style, are found only in North America where approximately 170,000 live in twenty-four states and one Canadian province. This sensitive and fascinating volume explores the Amish historical background, immigration into Michigan, occupations, marriage patterns, cultural conflicts, community-financed schools, medical practices, and cultural survival.

About Author
Gertrude Enders Huntington is a retired professor from the University of Michigan. She is the co-author of Amish Children: Education in the Family, School, and Community.
Price: 11.95 USD

Ethnicity in Michigan: Issues and People, Jack Glazier, Arthur W. Helweg

14 Ethnicity in Michigan: Issues and People
Jack Glazier, Arthur W. Helweg
85 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Notes, illustrations, bibliography, maps, paperback, Michigan State University Press
As the introductory volume in the series Discovering the Peoples of Michigan, Ethnicity in Michigan outlines the processes of migration, as well as the rich relationship between ethnic groups and the trajectories of historical and social change in Michigan. On both state and local levels, issues of identity, race, politics, and shared history inform community development. Jack Glazier and Arthur Helweg provide a substantive general and theoretical overview of the various ethnic groups in Michigan, and of the ways in which immigrants both respond to and shape Michigan's particular regional character.

About Author
Jack Glazier is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anthropology at Oberlin College. He is on the advisory board of the Encyclopedia of Diasporas. Jack has collaborated with the anthropologist Arthur L. Helweg on the inaugural volume, Ethnicity in Michigan, of the series, Discovering the Peoples of Michigan. He has also served on the Board of Directors and the Program Committee of the American Anthropological Association. He is a Fellow of the American Anthropological Association and the Royal Anthropological Institute. Jack has also published Dispersing the Ghetto: The Relocation of Jewish Immigrants Across America, with Cornell University Press.
Arthur W. Helweg is Professor of Anthropology at Western Michigan University and co-author of Immigrant Success Story: East Indians in America.
Price: 11.95 USD

Jews in Michigan, Judith Levin Cantor.

15 Jews in Michigan
Judith Levin Cantor.
93 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Notes, bibliography, index, illus, paperback, Michigan State University Press
Since the earliest days of the British fur trade, Jewish pioneers have made Michigan their home. Judith Levin Cantor's Jews in Michigan captures the struggles and triumphs of Michigan's Jews as they worked to establish farms, businesses and synagogues, sparking commercial and residential development throughout the state, and even into the far reaches of the Upper Peninsula. Cantor celebrates both urban and rural immigrants, who supplied essential goods and services to those in lumbering, mining, and automobile manufacturing. She also deals honestly with questions of anti-Semitism and prejudice. Cantor's book shows how, in the quest to build strong communities, Jewish residents also helped create the foundations of the Michigan we know today.

About Author
Judith Levin Cantor is a professional archivist and former editor of Michigan Jewish History, the journal of the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan. A fourth-generation Michiganian, among other assignments she is the archivist at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, in East Lansing, Michigan.

"Jews in Michigan is an interesting and informative look at the history of a people that helped create the foundations of the Michigan we know today." - Dennis M. Allen

Winner of the Historical Society of Michigan Award of Merit, 2002
Price: 11.95 USD

Dutch in Michigan, Larry ten Harmsel.

16 Dutch in Michigan
Larry ten Harmsel.
64 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, notes, bibliography, index, paperback, Michigan State University Press
Even though they are historically one of the smaller immigrant streams, nineteenth-century Dutch migrants and their descendents have made parts of West Michigan their own. The first Dutch in Michigan were religious dissenters whose commitment to Calvinism had long-reaching effects on their communities, even in the face of later waves of radicalized industrial immigrants and the challenges of modern life. From Calvin College to Meijer Thrifty Acres and the Tulip Festival, the Dutch presence has enriched and informed people throughout the state. Larry ten Harmsel skillfully weaves together the strands of history and modern culture to create a balanced and sensitive portrayal of this vibrant community.

About Author
Larry ten Harmsel was born in Zeeland, Michigan, and has been a lifelong student of Dutch culture in America. He has also studied, taught, and traveled extensively in The Netherlands. He is the founder and director of the Grand Tour of Europe, sponsored by Western Michigan University, where he serves as Professor of English and Associate Dean of the Lee Honors College.
Price: 11.95 USD

African Americans in Michigan, Lewis Walker, Benjamin C. Wilson, Linwood Cousins

17 African Americans in Michigan
Lewis Walker, Benjamin C. Wilson, Linwood Cousins
63 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Notes, illustrations, bibliography, paperback, Michigan State University Press
African Americans, as free laborers and as slaves, were among the earliest permanent residents of Michigan, settling among the French, British, and Native people with whom they worked and farmed. Lewis Walker and Benjamin Wilson recount the long history of African American communities in Michigan, delineating their change over time, as migrants from the South, East, and overseas made their homes in the state. Moreover, the authors show how Michigan's development is inextricably joined with the vitality and strength of its African American residents. In a related chapter, Linwood Cousins examines youth culture and identity in African American schools, linking education with historical and contemporary issues of economics, racism, and power.
Discovering the Peoples of Michigan

About Author
Lewis Walker is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Western Michigan University. He is author of Social Change, Conflict, and Education and co-author of Ethnic Dynamics.

Benjamin C. Wilson is Professor of Black Americana Studies at Western Michigan University and author of The Rural Black Heritage Between Chicago and Detroit, 1850-1929.
Linwood Cousins

Price: 11.95 USD

Jewish Life in the Industrial Promised Land 1855-2005, Nora Faires, Nancy Hanflik

18 Jewish Life in the Industrial Promised Land 1855-2005
Nora Faires, Nancy Hanflik
Illustrated with vintage photographs, 1 table, and 2 maps, Notes, Glossary, Index, 240 pp., 6.00" x 9.00", September 2005, cloth, Michigan State University Press
Jewish Life in the Industrial Promised Land--1855-2005 combines an examination of the evolution of a small ethnic and religious community with analysis of the dramatic rise and decline of an industrial boomtown. In both popular accounts and scholarly writings, Flint has become an icon of manufacturing production become rustbelt ruin. As this book shows, even during Flint's vaunted postwar "golden age," Jews participated in the good life of consumer abundance but remained outside the city's major industry of automaking and absent from its most important corridors of power. Throughout the twentieth century, most Jewish families in this General Motors town worked as storekeepers, entrepreneurs, and professionals. They carved out a niche in the interstices of a political economy over which, like the autoworkers who were their customers and clients, they had little control but upon which their economic fortunes depended. When General Motors began slashing jobs in the mid 1970s, Flint's Jewish families consequently suffered along with other city residents, both black and white. Flint Jewry thus was forged in a setting of economic boom, but has seen that white-hot prosperity turn to ash, as the city has become America's poster town for deindustrialization.
Jewish Life in the Industrial Promised Land provides a unique window on the religious, social, and communal structures created by Jews in this wildly turbulent environment. It traces a Jewish community comprised of multiple strands of migrants. It sees Flint Jewry as part of a global diaspora during decades of tumult, destruction, and international realignment. The study of Jewish Life in the Industrial Promised Land hopes to stir memories and imagination, to engage and enlighten, and to explicate key aspects of the evolution of twentieth-century American society and culture, while paying close attention to the voices of those whose story it tells.

About Author
Nora Faires is Associate Professor of History and Women’s Studies at Western Michigan University. Faires serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of American Ethnic History and the Michigan Historical Review and on committees of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and Social Science History Association. Faires is coauthor of Permeable Border: The Great Lakes Basin as Transnational Region, 1650-1990.

Nancy Hanflik received her master’s degree in American Culture from the University of Michigan-Flint. Her thesis became the foundation of an exhibit, 'A Century of Jewish Life in Flint,' which she co-curated at the Alfred P. Sloan Museum in Flint, Michigan. She is a past president of the Flint Jewish Federation.

Finalist in the 2006 Independent Publisher Book Awards, in the Multicultural Non-Fiction Adult category

"authors note that, for the most part, Jewish residents didn't work in local auto factories but chose business the lives of several early settlers....After chronicling the decline of GM locally, Hanflik and Faires close with an upbeat epilogue that includes commentaries by prominent community and business leaders...."- Flint Journal
Price: 29.95 USD



19 CD: Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: Volume VIII, Buttrick’s Voyages, 1812-1819 and Evans’s Pedestrious Tour, 1818
Reuben Gold Thwaites, LL.D
(1905), 2006, CD, Graphic Images. Adobe Acrobat, v6, PC & Mac, 368 pp, Heritage Books
Buttrick spent several years roaming through the Great West. On a journey from Massachusetts to Kentucky, "he gives us an interesting picture of river life, and its exigencies; while with graphic pen he portrays the bad roads, fever and ague, and deserted condition of the country though which he returned to his Eastern home. In 1815 began his longest journey through the West." In his writings he drew a vivid picture of Mississippi navigation. From New Orleans, he started on foot for the North, "over the route known as the Natchez trail-a wild and lonely journey of a thousand miles, through the land of semi-hostile Indians and backwoodsmen nearly as savage." His journal reveals the hardships of pioneers and the devastation of the War of 1812-15. Estwick Evans was a self-educated lawyer, born in New Hampshire, with a desire to "return to nature and the charm of savage life." The primary value of his narrative begins when he reached Detroit. "From that place through the remainder of the journey, to Presqu' Isle, and down the Allegheny, Ohio, and Mississippi to New Orleans, Evans was keenly alert for all manner of information that bore upon the war, the state of agriculture, the topography and settlement of the country, and the general industrial conditions…He gives us one of the best pictures we possess of early Michigan Territory, the French habitants contrasted with American settlers, the influence of the fur-trade, and the scattered posts in this far-away region." His descriptions also include early Indiana and Illinois and the remnants of French civilization in New Orleans.
Price: 15.95 USD

Mexicans and Mexican Americans in Michigan, Rudolph Valier Alvarado and Sonya Yvette Alvarado.

20 Mexicans and Mexican Americans in Michigan
Rudolph Valier Alvarado and Sonya Yvette Alvarado.
90 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, illus., map, paperback, Michigan State University Press
Unlike most of their immigrant counterparts, up until the turn of the twentieth century most Mexicans and Mexican Americans did not settle permanently in Michigan but were seasonal laborers, returning to homes in the southwestern United States or Mexico in the winter. Nevertheless, during the past century the number of Mexicans and Mexican Americans settling in Michigan has increased dramatically, and today Michigan is undergoing its third "great wave" of Mexican immigration. Though many Mexican and Mexican American immigrants still come to Michigan seeking work on farms, many others now come seeking work in manufacturing and construction, college educations, opportunities to start businesses, and to join family members already established in the state. In Mexicans and Mexican Americans in Michigan, Rudolph Valier Alvarado and Sonya Yvette Alvarado examine the settlement trends and growth of this population, as well as the cultural and social impact that the state and these immigrants have had on one another. The story of Mexicans and Mexican Americans in Michigan is one of a steadily increasing presence and influence that well illustrates how peoples and places combine to create traditions and institutions.

About Author
Rudolph Valier Alvarado is an independent scholar and the author of works in a variety of genres, including poetry, drama, literary criticism, fiction, nonfiction, history, and biography.
Sonya Yvette Alvarado teaches at Eastern Michigan University.
Price: 11.95 USD

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