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Legacy of Progressive German Immigrants: Women & the Press

Mon, 03/31/2014 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Turner Hall, 1034 N 4th St.
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For Women's History Month & marking 150 years after the U.S. Civil War, the Milwaukee Turners will present a program featuring renowned historians Mari Jo Buhle and Paul Buhle on “The Legacy of the 1848er’s and Progressive German Immigrants from the Civil War to the 1890’s.” The Buhles will discuss the contributions of women and the German language press to progressivism  and socialism in Wisconsin and the USA. This free event will be in Milwaukee’s historic Turner Hall, 1034 N. 4th St., and is open to the public.
Leading historians of U.S. progressive movements, the Buhles received their doctorates in history from UW-Madison, taught at Brown University, and are the authors or editors of dozens of history books, including the Encyclopedia of American Left and It Started in Wisconsin: Dispatches from the Front Line of the New Labor Protest.  Mari Jo Buhle is a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, and her many other works include the Concise History of Woman Suffrage, Feminism and Its Discontents, and Women and American Socialism.  Paul Buhle’s additional works include The Wobblies; Jews and American Popular Culture; Marxism in the U.S.; and with Howard Zinn and Mike Konopacki, A People’s History of the American Empire.
The program is sponsored by the Milwaukee Turners and its History Committee. For more information, please contact milwaukeeturners@gmail.com, 414-272-1733, or visit www.milwaukeeturners.org.