The Making of Milwaukee | John Gurda

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The Making of Milwaukee was the basis for an Emmy Award-winning documentary series that premiered on Milwaukee PBS in 2006. Its eighteen chapters explore the intriguing people who came to live beside Lake Michigan; their politics, their triumphs, and tragedies, their work, and play. From saints to scoundrels, from industrialists to Socialists, from Pottawatomie to Hmong, The Making of Milwaukee tells the story of Milwaukee. The series was written and is hosted by historian John Gurda. It is based on his book, The Making of Milwaukee, published by the Milwaukee County Historical Society.

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