Milwaukee Through History: A Young Reader's Guide to the People and Events That Shaped a City (Paperback)

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Milwaukee Through History: A Young Reader's Guide to the People and Events That Shaped a City (Paperback)

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New perspectives on state and national history through the lens of Wisconsin's oldest city 

This richly illustrated book for middle grade and high school learners uses primary sources and archival photos to explore Milwaukee’s role in Wisconsin and US history. Available in print or accessibility-enhanced e-book format, Milwaukee Through History highlights the city’s multiple transformations—from a resource-rich homeland of several Native nations to an immigrant hub to an industrial boomtown and, finally, to a vibrant tourist destination that continues to grapple with issues of systemic poverty and segregation. 

Readers will discover key people, places, events, and innovations that made Milwaukee—and national—history, including:  

• Freedom seeker Joshua Glover 

• Whitnall Park and the James E. Groppi Unity Bridge 

• Labor movements and the fair housing marches 

• Industrial giants such as Harley Davidson and Allen Bradley 

• Civil rights leader Vel Phillips 

Author James K. Nelsen sheds new light on important events and milestones in history, including the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War, and the Great Migration. Written with students in mind and featuring a glossary and discussion questions, Milwaukee Through History is both an engaging supplement to Wisconsin and US history curricula and a great read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of a diverse and dynamic city. 
James K. Nelsen is a lifelong resident of Milwaukee, where he teaches social studies and history courses at Golda Meir High School. He is the author of Educating Milwaukee and A History Lover’s Guide to Milwaukee. He has a PhD in urban history from UW–Milwaukee.
Product Details ISBN: 9781976600036
ISBN-10: 1976600030
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Publication Date: July 30th, 2024
Language: English