The Michigan Historical Review

Volume 44, No. 2      Fall 2018


​Introduction

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"The World's Greatest Minstrel Show Under the Stars": Blackface Minstrels, Community Identity, and the Lowell Showboat, 1932-1977

Matthew Lawrence Daley and Scott L. Stabler         

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A "Self-Made Town": Semi-Annual Furniture Expositions and the Development of Civic Identity in Grand Rapids, 1878-1965

Scott Richard St. Louis

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"Why Do Arabs Own Grocery Stores?" Arabic-Speaking Merchants in Flint, Michigan

Hani J. Bawardi

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Research Notes



A Long-Overdue Evaluation of Benjamin Hough's Observation for Latitude of the North Cape of Maumee Bay, Ohio's Northern Border

Jack N. Owens

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Book Reviews


Amy L. Arnold and Brian D. Conway, eds. Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America.

Susan J. Bandes

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Sara Egge. Woman Suffrage and Citizenship in the Midwest, 1870-1920.

Tara McCarthy

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Michael H. Hodges. Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit.

Ruth E. Mills

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Gerald Horne. The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press: Claude Barnett’s Pan-African News and the Jim Crow Paradox.

Carrie Teresa

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Mickey Lolich with Tom Gage. Joy in Tigertown: A Determined Team, a Resilient City, and Our Magical Run to the 1968 World Series.

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Sridhar Pappu. The Year of the Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the End of Baseball’s Golden Age.


Brendan Donley. An October to Remember 1968: The Tigers-Cardinals World Series as Told by the Men Who Played in It.

Edwin M. Bradley


Brian McCammack. Landscapes of Hope: Nature and the Great Migration in Chicago.

Matthew Mace Barbee

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C. Roger Pellett. Whaleback Ships and the American Steel Barge Company.

Walter Lewis

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Imani Perry. May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem.

Andre Thompson

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Phil Porter. The Soldiers of Fort Mackinac: An Illustrated History.

Steven J. Ramold

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Rochelle Riley, ed. The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery.

Hilary Green

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Books Received

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Contributors

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