Welcome to the digital bibliography of the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee. Affectionately called the EMKE DigBib, this resource can help you locate publications and resources related to the history of Milwaukee, its surrounding area, and the broader topics of study covered in our entries.

The EMKE DigBib is a digital companion to our spinoff print project, the Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee, published in 2014 by Marquette University Press. The 344-page Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee contains citations for more than 2,000 works relating to the history of the Milwaukee area, organized into nineteen topical chapters. The EMKE DigBib includes the contents of the “For Further Reading” lists at the ends of the EMKE entries and new work that has been published since 2014. The EMKE DigBib is organized into the same topical areas used in the Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee and can be filtered according to these areas, much like our image library. With a few exceptions, the EMKE DigBib does not duplicate the contents of the Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee. We encourage you to consult both the EMKE DigBib and the Bibliography of the Metropolitan Milwaukee for resources that can help answer your research questions and further your understanding of Milwaukee and its nearby communities.

The EMKE DigBib will be periodically updated as future scholarship is released. If you are the author of or know about a book or article relating to the history of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, or Washington County that is not included, please let the EMKE editors know using the “Contact Us” link.

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Aaron, Hank, with Lonnie Wheeler. I Had a Hammer: The Hank Aaron Story. New York: Harper Collins, 1991.

Categories: Biographies

Abing, Kevin J. A Crowded Hour: Milwaukee During the Great War, 1917-1918. America Through Time, 2017.

Categories: Politics, Law, and Government, Race and Ethnicity, Social and Economic Conditions

Abing, Kevin. “The More Things Change: Milwaukee and the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic.” Milwaukee County History (Spring 2020): 3-9.

Categories: Health and Medicine, Social and Economic Conditions

Abnet, Dustin A. “Radical Union: Gender, Personality, and Politics in the Marriage of Meta and Victor Berger.” Master’s thesis, Miami University, 2006.

Categories: Biographies, Gender and Sexuality, Politics, Law, and Government

Acker, Anton Daniel. The Czech Community of Milwaukee, 1848-1998. Milwaukee: Milwaukee County Historical Society, 2001.

Categories: Race and Ethnicity

Adams, Mary Louise. The Trouble with Normal: Postwar Youth and the Making of Heterosexuality. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997.

Categories: Gender and Sexuality

Aderman, Ralph M. ed. Trading Post to Metropolis: Milwaukee County’s First 150 Years. Milwaukee: Milwaukee County Historical Society, 1997.

Categories: General Works

Agordoh, Alexander Akorlie. African Music: Traditional and Contemporary. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2005.

Categories: Arts and Culture

Alanen, Arnold R., and Joseph A. Eden. Main Street Ready-Made. Madison, WI: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1987.

Categories: Places

Albano, Laurie Muench. Milwaukee County Parks. Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2007.

Categories: Natural Environment, Recreation and Leisure

Ali, Barbara J. 101 Things to Do in Milwaukee Parks: A Guide to the Green Spaces in Milwaukee. n.p.: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013.

Categories: Recreation and Leisure

Ali, Zeynab. Cataclysm: Secrets of the Horn of Africa. XLibris US, 2016.

Categories: Biographies, Race and Ethnicity

Alkon, Alison Hope, ed. Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class and Sustainability. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2011.

Categories: Race and Ethnicity, Social and Economic Conditions

Allen, Kevin. Star-Spangled Hockey: Celebrating 75 Years of USA Hockey. Chicago: Triumph Books, 2011.

Categories: Recreation and Leisure

Allen, Kevin. USA Hockey: A Celebration of a Great Tradition. Chicago, IL: Triumph Books, 1997.

Categories: Recreation and Leisure

Allen, Will, with Charles Wilson. The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities. New York: Penguin Group, 2012.

Categories: Social and Economic Conditions

Alston, Venner Joyce. Female African American Childcare Teachers in Milwaukee: Construction of Professional Identity. PhD diss., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2017. 

Categories: Education and Schools

Alverno College. Sharing a Century: The First Hundred Years of Teaching at Alverno. Milwaukee: Alverno College, 1987.

Categories: Education and Schools

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, History and Heritage Committee. Landmarks in Mechanical Engineering. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 1997.

Categories: Architecture and the Built Environment

Anderson Margo, and Victor Greene, eds. Perspectives on Milwaukee’s Past. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2009.

Categories: General Works