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Milwaukee in the 1930s: A Federal Writers Project City Guide by John D. Buenker

By John D. Buenker

What would it not be wish to take a thorough journey of Milwaukee because it was once through the past due 1930s—at the confluence of the good melancholy, the hot Deal, and the run-up to global conflict II? that's accurately what the individuals within the Federal Writers venture did whereas studying their Guide to Milwaukee. The culmination in their labors have been prepared for ebook via 1940, yet for a few purposes the completed product by no means observed the sunshine of day—until now.

Fortunately, the manuscript has been rigorously preserved within the Wisconsin ancient Society Archives

. Seventy-five years after the work’s crowning glory, the Wisconsin historic Society Press and historian John D. Buenker current this guide—now serving as a time computing device, able to delivery readers again to the Milwaukee of the Nineteen Thirties, local by way of local, construction via construction. even more than a nostalgic photo, the e-book examines Milwaukee’s background from its earliest days to 1940.

Buenker’s considerate advent offers historic context, detailing the FWP’s improvement of this advisor, in addition to Milwaukee’s political weather top as much as, and through, the Nineteen Thirties. subsequent, essays on 13 "areas," starting from Civic heart to Bay View, delve deeper into the geography, economic system, and tradition of previous Milwaukee’s neighborhoods, and simulated automobile excursions take readers to locales nonetheless well-known this day, exploring the city’s such a lot celebrated landmarks and associations. With a calendar of annual occasions and a listing of public prone and associations, plus dozens of images from the period, Milwaukee within the 1930s offers a special list of a pre–World battle II American city.

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