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Perspectives on Milwaukee's Past
edited by Margo Anderson and Victor Greene
contributions by Aims Mcguinness, Anke Ortlepp, Joseph A. Rodriguez, N. Mark Shelley, Steven M. Avelia, T. C. Hubka, Margo Anderson, John D. Buenker, Jack Dougherty, Eric Fure-Slocum, Victor Greene, Judith T. Kenny and Genevieve G. McBride
University of Illinois Press, 2008
Cloth: 978-0-252-03415-2 | Paper: 978-0-252-07617-6
Library of Congress Classification F589.M657U73 2004
Dewey Decimal Classification 977.59504


In this volume, a diverse group of scholars explores key themes in the distinctive history of Milwaukee, from settlement to the present, both in terms of the area's internal development and its comparative standing with other Great Lakes cities. Contributors discuss the importance of socialism and labor in local politics; Milwaukee's ethnic diversity, including long-standing African American, Latino, and Asian communities as well as an unusually large and significant German American population; the function and origins of the city's residential architecture; and the role of religious and ethnic culture in forming the city's identity. Rich in detail, the essays also challenge readers and researchers to pursue additional research on the city and the region by identifying critical areas and methods for future investigations into Milwaukee's past.

Contributors are Margo Anderson, Steven M. Avella, John D. Buenker, Jack Dougherty, Eric Fure-Slocum, Victor Greene, Thomas C. Hubka, Judith T. Kenny, Genevieve G. McBride, Aims McGuinness, Anke Ortlepp, Joseph A. Rodriguez, and N. Mark Shelley.

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