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History of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area Conference – UWM Urban Studies Programs

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Hefter Center
3271 N. Lake Dr.
UW-Milwaukee

Conference on History of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area

October 24, 2009
(Schedule as of September 22, 2009)
8:45-9:15 a.m.: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:15-9:25 a.m.: Introductory Remarks
9:30-11:10 a.m.: Session 1
Approaches to 20th Century Milwaukee History
Discussants/Chairs: John Buenker, Emeritus, UW-Parkside and Clay McShane,
Department of History, Northeastern University
Eric Fure-Slocum, Department of History, St. Olaf College, “Growth and Working-
Class Politics in Milwaukee: Transformations in Mid-20th-Century Policy and
Political Culture”
John M. McCarthy, Department of History, Robert Morris University, “Planning in
Socialist Milwaukee: Local, National, and International Contexts”
Phyllis M. Santacroce, Urban Studies Programs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
“Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and the Model Cities Program: The State’s Failed Efforts to
Promote Change in the City of Milwaukee”
11:15-12:50 p.m.: Lunch and Poster Session
Poster Session
Christopher Chan, Marquette University, “The Green Sheet: Journalism in
Milwaukee”
Tamara Lange, Sheboygan County Historical Museum, “Milwaukee County Parks
and the Great Depression: A Case Study in Environmental and Economic
Development”
Christina Makos, Marquette University, “University Settlement”
Yance Marti, Independent Scholar, “Growth of Downtown Milwaukee”
Joe Walzer, “The Development and Engagement of Amusement Parks in Milwaukee,
1896-1910”
Ryan Wilhite, History, Indiana University-Indianapolis,“ ‘It’s Your BUSiness’:
Rethinking Mass Transit in Milwaukee”
1:00-2:20 p.m.: SESSION 2—CONCURRENT PANELS

PANEL 1: The Impact of Law
Discussant/Chair: Thomas J. Jablonsky, Department of History, Marquette University
Ellen D. Langill, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
“Ethics, and Entrepreneurship in Early Milwaukee Legal Practice”
Karen W. Moore, Urban Studies Programs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
“Daniel Hoan, et al v. The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company and the
Wisconsin Railroad Commission: Tracking Legal Contests for Control of
Milwaukee’s Street Railways”
James K. Nelsen, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
“Origins of Milwaukee’s Magnet Schools, 1967-1976”

PANEL 2: The World of Milwaukee Youth
Discussant/Chair: James Marten, Department of History, Marquette University
Joe Austin, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee “African
American Youth in Urban Policy, Policing, and News Reporting in Milwaukee, 1940-
1970”
Gregory Bond, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “What
Will the Gold Dust Twins Do against Green Bay?: Fritz Pollard, Paul Robeson, the
1922 Milwaukee Badgers, and Early Integrated Professional Football in the Cream
City”
Daryl Webb, Department of History, Cardinal Stritch University, “Radicals and
Patriots: Youth Against War in Great Depression Milwaukee”

2:30-3:50 p.m.: SESSION 3—CONCURRENT PANELS

PANEL 1: Religion in Milwaukee History
Discussant/Chair: Genevieve G. McBride, Department of History, University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Jason Hostutler, Department of History, Mount Mary College, “The Catholic Church
as a Spearhead of Urban Development in Milwaukee”
Michael D. Jacobs, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Baraboo, “Anti-
Catholic Agitation in Milwaukee in the Early 1850s”
John C. Savagian, Department of History, Alverno College, “Assassination in the
Church: How Bolsheviks, Dashnaks, and an Archbishop’s Murder Created Crisis and
Schism among Metropolitan-Milwaukee Armenians”

PANEL 2: The New Milwaukee
Discussant/Chair: Gregory S. Jay, Cultures and Communities, University of Wisconsin-
Milwaukee
Stephen Byers, Department of Journalism, Marquette University, “Making Their
Voices Heard: The Rich History of Milwaukee’s Ethnic Press”
Gregory Carman, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
“African American Suburbanization in Milwaukee”
Mark Speltz, Independent Scholar, “Marching on Milwaukee: Photography and
Civil Rights in the North”
Chia Youyee Vang, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
“Unexpected Settlers: Hmong in Milwaukee”
4:00-5:10 p.m.: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Ann Durkin Keating, Professor, Department of History, North Central College
“A Call to Regionalism: Integrating City and Suburbs into Urban History”
5:10-6:15 p.m.: Closing Remarks and Reception

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