From the Emerald Isle to the Cream City: A History of the Irish in Milwaukee
May 10, 2019 7:00 AM
Carl Baehr
From the Emerald Isle to the Cream City: A History of the Irish in Milwaukee

Urban Milwaukee’s "City Streets" columnist Carl Baehr presents his new book, From the Emerald Isle to the Cream City: A History of the Irish in Milwaukee, and discusses how the Irish influenced the political, educational, religious, and sports landscape of Milwaukee. This historical tour captures it all, from difficulties adapting to American ways, seen through events like the Leahey riot and the lynching of Marshall Clark, to successes such as the founding of the city of Cudahy by a poor Irish immigrant, the film stardom of Tory Hill's Pat O'Brien and Merrill Park's Spencer Tracy, and the many people who have Milwaukee streets and parks named for them. Baehr is author of the Gambrinus Prize-winning book Milwaukee Streets: The Stories Behind Their Names.

 

(Books available for purchase and signing after the program if interested)