Ethnic Europe Discovers Milwaukee. A Polish Fishing Village and Milwaukee's Basilica. Irish, Italians, Greeks, Jews & Eastern Europeans Spice the Ethnic Stew.
Milwaukee, the Manufacturing Powerhouse. Enterprising Inventors, Mechanics, and Machinists. Workers Seek an Eight Hour Day. Rioting and Bloodshed in 1886.
Architectural Adventures: Mansions, Theaters, Offices, a Million-Dollar City Hall in 1895. Suburbs Rise from South Milwaukee to Whitefish Bay. A "Big Small Town."
Dirty Air and Water. Dirty Milwaukee Politics. Socialists and Labor Rise Up for Clean Government.
“Municipal Enterprise”. Honest Government and Civic Virtue. Creating Milwaukee’s Park System.
Making the World Safe for Democracy, 1917. Anti-German Fever in Milwaukee. Socialists under Siege. Prohibition Closes the Breweries.
America Turns Inward. Manufacturing Soars. African-Americans and Latino Primeros Make Milwaukee Home. Automobiles, Electric Lights, Radios and Movies.