Sherman Park

Author: Paul H. Geenen
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614237646
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Sherman Park residents blazed integration trails ahead of the slow progress of Greater Milwaukee and the country. Racial tensions and violence in the South drove nearly thirty thousand African Americans north to Milwaukee in the 1960s. Most of Milwaukee accepted overt racial prejudice. But in Sherman Park, mixed-race families found support, and activists of all races fought against discrimination in housing, schools, buses and even social clubs. The Sherman Park Community Association harnessed the power of community to change things for the better. Former association president Paul H. Geenen, who with his wife raised four children in Sherman Park, traces the blueprint his community mapped out for progress and diversity in Sherman Park: A Legacy of Diversity in Milwaukee.

Bootstrap New Urbanism

Author: Joseph A. Rodriguez
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739186132
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Joseph Rodriguez critically examines the urban design and revitalization initiatives undertaken by both the government and people of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bootstrap New Urbanism uncovers a practice with implications for urban history, architectural history, planning history, environmental design, ethnic studies, and urban politics.

Civil Rights Activism in Milwaukee

Author: Paul H. Geenen
Publisher: History Press (SC)
ISBN: 9781626193789
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"Discover the challenges faced by civil rights groups in their fight for open housing and better working conditions for Milwaukee's minority community"--

Schuster s and Gimbels

Author: Paul H. Geenen
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614237530
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For well over a century, Milwaukee shoppers have had Gimbels or Schuster's on the brain. Even if they didn't crave sewing notions or prize-winning apple pies, they were watching holiday parades wind by, tuning in for Billie the Brownie's radio updates or losing themselves in front of one of the fabulous window displays. Not only were they magical places to shop but also wonderful places to work, creating the kind of community where a kid might come in to work the Christmas rush and stay for twenty-five years. Enjoy this loving trip through the history of these beloved stores, from their arrival in Milwaukee in the 1880s through the 1962 merger and beyond.

Milwaukee s Bronzeville

Author: Paul H. Geenen
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439633029
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With the migration of African American sharecroppers to northern cities in the first half of the 20th century, the African American population of Milwaukee grew from fewer than 1,000 in 1900 to nearly 22,000 by 1950. Most settled around a 12-block area along Walnut Street that came to be known as Milwaukee's Bronzeville, a thriving residential, business, and entertainment community. Barbershops, restaurants, drugstores, and funeral homes were started with a little money saved from overtime pay at factory jobs or extra domestic work taken on by the women. Exotic nightclubs, taverns, and restaurants attracted a racially mixed clientele, and daytime social clubs sponsored "matinees" that were dress-up events featuring local bands catering to neighborhood residents. Bronzeville is remembered by African American elders as a good place to grow up--times were hard, but the community was tight.

The American Association Milwaukee Brewers

Author: Rex Hamann
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738532752
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Many people know of Milwaukee's famous beer brewers, such as Schlitz, Pabst, and Miller, but these pages contain the story of the original baseball Brewers. The Milwaukee Brewers of the American Association spent 51 seasons (1902-1952) on the city's near north side. To have had the opportunity to stretch out in the sun-soaked stands of Borchert Field during that era was to witness minor league baseball at its best. The Brewers were the second-winningest franchise in the league's history, and names like Tom "Sugar Boy" Dougherty and Nick "Tomato Face" Cullop were once household words throughout the city. This book stands as a tribute to the colorful history of this team and to all the former players, coaches, and managers who ever wore the woolens for Milwaukee.

World War II Milwaukee

Author: Meg Jones
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625855419
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Long before Japanese bombs rained down on Pearl Harbor, Milwaukee was the “Machine Shop to the World.” Thanks to the city’s large industrial base, factories quickly retooled and mobilized for wartime production. Harley-Davidson produced thousands of military motorbikes, and Falk Corporation churned out gears that turned the propellers on hundreds of ships. Locals sacrificed their lives for the cause—Mayor Carl Zeidler went missing at sea, USS Arizona captain Franklin Van Valkenburgh refused to leave the bridge of his burning battleship and Mildred Harnack joined the Nazi resistance movement and was executed on direct orders from Hitler. Embedded with German and American troops, Milwaukee journalists H.V. Kaltenborn, Louis Lochner and Dickey Chapelle sent dispatches from the front lines. Through past interviews and archival materials, author Meg Jones reveals these and other patriotic stories.

Until the Flood

Author: Dael Orlandersmith
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781559365963
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A new documentary solo play from a Pulitzer Prize finalist, written in response to Michael Brown's death.

Milwaukee

Author: John Gurda
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692451892
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"Milwaukee: City of Neighborhoods" is a historical and contemporary chronicle of grassroots Milwaukee. It consists of 37 chapters about individual neighborhoods grouped by district: Central, West Side, North Side, East Side, and South Side. An introductory essay explains the concept and organization of the book as a whole, and shorter essays introduce the dynamics of each district. Every chapter follows the same format: the origins of the neighborhood, its evolution over time, and its present character; and every chapter is richly illustrated with archival materials -- photographs, maps, advertisements, and drawings -- as well as color photographs taken between 2013 and 2015. The book's dimensions are 9.625 by 11.5 inches, and it consists of 480 pages with index.