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Historical Essay

Roads in Wisconsin (early)

Brief history of early roads in Wisconsin.

Lawyer, Politician and Judge

Biography of lawyer, politician and judge Edward George Ryan.

Europeans Come to Wisconsin

Discover how Native Americans were removed from their lands in Wisconsin to make room for European immigrants.

Learn about the strong influence Wisconsin held on the national automobile industry in the early-mid 20th Century.

How Industry Transformed the State

Discover how skilled industries like ship building and paper milling transformed Wisconsin history.

Historical Essay

Italians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Italians in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Lithuanians in Wisconsin

Learn about the Lithuanians who emigrated to Wisconsin in the early 20th century and again after World War II.

Learn about the oldest cities and towns in Wisconsin which were established by 1836 and still exist today.

Read about the most famous escapes of fugitive slaves along Wisconsin's Underground Railroad. Includes links to primary sources.

Historical Essay

Brewing and Prohibition

Read about the brewing industry, the temperance movement, and the effects of prohibition in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

African American Migration

World War II and it Effect on Blacks

Discover the effects World War II had on Blacks in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Universalists in Wisconsin

Brief history of Universalists in Wisconsin.

Read about the life of this influential Wisconsonite and his contributions to the field of architecture. Article includes links to many primary sources.

Historical Essay

Civil War, Wisconsin Troops

Brief hisory of troops from Wisconsin in the Civil War.

Brief description fo the events surrounding Milwaukee's Third Ward fire of 1892.

Historical Essay

20th Century Immigration

The History of Modern Immigration in Wisconsin

Discover the economic and cultural changes that brought new immigrants to Wisconsin in the 20th century.

Steamships, Canals and the 19th Century Economy

Discover what happened when 19th century Wisconsin settlers tried to construct a canal between the Mississippi and the Great Lakes.

Historical Essay

Finns in Wisconsin

Learn about the Finns who emgrated to Wisconsin, largely between 180 and 1940.

Historical Essay

Mexicans in Wisconsin

Brief history of Mexicans in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Glover, Joshua

Runaway Slave

Biography of Joshua Glover, a runaway slave from St. Louis, Missouri who sought asylum in Racine, Wisconsin in 1852.
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