Perspectives on Milwaukee's Past
In this book, a diverse group of scholars explore key themes in Milwaukee's history from settlement to the present. Contributors discuss the importance of socialism and labor in local politics; Milwaukee's ethnic diversity, including its 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 identify 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.
- Hardback | 360 pages
- 156 x 230 x 30mm | 680.39g
- 03 Jun 2009
- University of Illinois Press
- Baltimore, United States
- 10 b&w photographs; 3maps/graphs; 2 tables
About Margo Anderson
Margo Anderson is a professor of history and urban studies and director of the urban studies program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Victor Greene is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Table of contents
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.
"Anderson and Greene's collection offers a compelling case for the broader national significance of Milwaukee as a site of historical research. This book not only sheds light on Milwaukee's history from its pre-industrial origins through the era of deindustrialization, but also surveys shifting historiographical trends in the scholarly and popular treatment of the city's history." Joe William Trotter Jr., author of Black Milwaukee: The Making of an Industrial Proletariat, 1915-45 "Examining diverse aspects of Milwaukee's history, the contributors to this wide-ranging collection offer a rich portrait of the city's past. Anderson and Greene have assembled a stimulating volume that contributes significantly to cultural and social history and to the study of urbanism, planning, and public policy." Nora Faires, author of Permeable Border: The Great Lakes Basin as Transnational Region, 1650-1990