Making of Milwaukee

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Milwaukee was the most "foreign" city in America in the 1800s, and its German accent was unmistakable. The community was also the Beer Capital of the World and a stronghold of heavy manufacturing. Milwaukeeans crafted the steam shovels that dug the Panama Canal, the engines that powered the New York City subway system, and the motorcycles that made Harley-Davidson an American legend." "The Making of Milwaukee chronicles the history of a hometown metropolis, a community whose past has produced one of the most ...
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Overview

Milwaukee was the most "foreign" city in America in the 1800s, and its German accent was unmistakable. The community was also the Beer Capital of the World and a stronghold of heavy manufacturing. Milwaukeeans crafted the steam shovels that dug the Panama Canal, the engines that powered the New York City subway system, and the motorcycles that made Harley-Davidson an American legend." "The Making of Milwaukee chronicles the history of a hometown metropolis, a community whose past has produced one of the most livable big cities in America and, at the same time, created some daunting social and economic problems. John Gurda's book is the first full-length history of Milwaukee to appear since 1948.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780938076148
  • Publisher: Milwaukee County Historical Society
  • Publication date: 12/1/1999
  • Pages: 458
  • Sales rank: 521,585
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Native Milwaukee 1
Ch. 2 City on the Swamp, 1835-1846 23
Ch. 3 Here Come the Germans, 1846-1865 59
Ch. 4 Wheat, Iron, Beer, and Bloodshed, 1865-1886 105
Ch. 5 Triumph of the Workingman, 1886-1910 157
Ch. 6 A Bigger, Brighter, and Blander Milwaukee, 1910-1930 213
Ch. 7 Hard Times and Wartime, 1930-1945 275
Ch. 8 The Exploding Metropolis, 1945-1967 319
Ch. 9 Shifting Currents, 1967- 377
Bibliography 439
Index 447
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