Irish Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Images of America Series)

Irish Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Images of America Series)

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by Martin Hintz
     
 

Milwaukee's Irish can claim a long and distinguished heritage throughout the city's history. The fact that Irish immigrants could speak English gave them an advantage and enabled them to become community leaders and gain economic independence. Irishman Thomas Gilbert was village president in 1844, two years before Milwaukee became incorporated. In 1839, Fr.

Overview


Milwaukee's Irish can claim a long and distinguished heritage throughout the city's history. The fact that Irish immigrants could speak English gave them an advantage and enabled them to become community leaders and gain economic independence. Irishman Thomas Gilbert was village president in 1844, two years before Milwaukee became incorporated. In 1839, Fr. Patrick Kelly built Milwaukee's first Catholic Church, St. Peter's. This book captures the story of Milwaukee's Irish community in photographs, covering everything from the early wave of immigration to today's annual Irish Fest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738532134
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/15/2003
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
775,285
Product dimensions:
4.22(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Martin Hintz is a journalist who has been covering ethnic affairs in Milwaukee since the early 1970s. In 1991, he launched The Irish American Post, which he continues to operate. He has also long been involved with Milwaukee Irish Fest, for 16 years handling promotions and media for the event.

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