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.
Albano, Laurie Muench. Milwaukee County Parks. Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2007.Categories: Natural Environment, Recreation and Leisure
Annin, Peter. The Great Lakes Water Wars, revised and updated. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2018.Categories: Natural Environment
Annin, Peter. The Great Lakes Water Wars. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2006.Categories: Natural Environment, Politics, Law, and Government
Behm, Don. “Special Measures for Shining Treasures—From Wild Rice to Eagles, Estuary Offers a Showcase.” The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 16, 1998.Categories: Natural Environment
Bergland, Martha, and Paul G. Hayes. Studying Wisconsin: The Life of Increase Lapham, Early Chronicler of Plants, Rocks, Rivers, Mounds and All Things Wisconsin. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2014.Categories: Biographies, Natural Environment
Bogue, Margaret Beattie. Fishing the Great Lakes: An Environmental History, 1783-1933. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2001.Categories: Business, Industry, Labor, and Agriculture, Natural Environment
Buckley, Ernest. “Clays and Clay Industries of Wisconsin.” Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Bulletin, no. 7, 1901.Categories: Natural Environment
Buckley, Ernest. “On the Building and Ornamental Stones of Wisconsin.” Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Bulletin, no. 4, 1896.Categories: Natural Environment
Christofferson, Bill. The Man from Clear Lake, Earth Day Founder Senator Gaylord Nelson. Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2004.Categories: Biographies, Natural Environment
Conner, Glenn. “History of Weather Observations, Milwaukee, WI, 1837-1948.” Midwestern Regional Climate Center, 2006.Categories: Natural Environment
Dobkin, Leah. Soul of a Port: The History and Evolution of the Port of Milwaukee. Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2010.Categories: Architecture and the Built Environment, Natural Environment
Egan, Dan. The Death and Life of the Great Lakes. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.Categories: Natural Environment
Fiege, Mark. The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2012.Categories: Natural Environment
Fox, Stephen. The American Conservation Movement, John Muir and His Legacy. Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1981.Categories: Natural Environment
Georgiady, Nicholas Peter and Louis G. Romano, Gertie, the Duck. Chicago, IL: Follett Pub. Co. .Categories: Arts and Culture, Natural Environment
Gjestson, David. The Gamekeepers: Wisconsin Wildlife Conservation from WCD to CWD. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, 2013.Categories: Natural Environment
Gurda, John. Milwaukee: A City Built on Water. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2018.Categories: General Works, Natural Environment
Gurda, John. Milwaukee: A City Built on Water. Television documentary. Madison, WI: WisconsinEye Public Affairs Network in collaboration with Milwaukee Public Television, 2015. Streams at http://www.mptv.org/video/watch/?id=16590.Categories: Natural Environment
Harrington, C.L. “The Story of the Kettle Moraine State Forest.” Wisconsin Magazine of History 37, no. 3 (Spring 1954): 143-145.Categories: Natural Environment
Hayes, Paul G. Master Planners, Fifty Years of Regional Planning in Southeastern Wisconsin: 1960-2010. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2010.Categories: Natural Environment, Politics, Law, and Government