CHAPTER 7

Ethnic Europe Discovers Milwaukee. A Polish Fishing Village and Milwaukee's Basilica. Irish, Italians, Greeks, Jews & Eastern Europeans Spice the Ethnic Stew.

City of Immigrants

CHAPTER 8

Milwaukee, the Manufacturing Powerhouse. Enterprising Inventors, Mechanics, and Machinists. Workers Seek an Eight Hour Day. Rioting and Bloodshed in 1886.

Machine Shop of the World

CHAPTER 9

Architectural Adventures: Mansions, Theaters, Offices, a Million-Dollar City Hall in 1895. Suburbs Rise from South Milwaukee to Whitefish Bay. A "Big Small Town."

Greater Milwaukee

CHAPTER 10

Dirty Air and Water. Dirty Milwaukee Politics. Socialists and Labor Rise Up for Clean Government.

Trouble in Town

CHAPTER 11

Socialist at Work

“Municipal Enterprise”. Honest Government and Civic Virtue. Creating Milwaukee’s Park System.

CHAPTER 12

The War to end Wars

Making the World Safe for Democracy, 1917. Anti-German Fever in Milwaukee. Socialists under Siege. Prohibition Closes the Breweries.

CHAPTER 13

The Roaring Twenties

America Turns Inward. Manufacturing Soars. African-Americans and Latino Primeros Make Milwaukee Home. Automobiles, Electric Lights, Radios and Movies.