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Historical Essay

African American Migration

World War II and it Effect on Blacks

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: A colored advertising card that was issued by the Land Department of the Wisconsin Central Railroad in order to promote the sale of railroad-owned land in...

A Short History of Wisconsin

Read about immigration and economic growth in 19th-century Wisconsin.

Date: 1868 

Description: Cover of a brochure in German for Wisconsin immigration.

Examine the oral history and migration experiences of Rubie Bond, an African-American resident of Beloit featured on Wisconsin Public Television

Europeans Come to Wisconsin

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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Decorated trunk brought to Wisconsin from Norway by immigrant Mette Kristina Larsdotter Mokrid, c. 1845. (Museum object #2000.77.1)

Date: 2015-11-10 

Description: A woman is holding a board filled with campaign buttons for several Republicans running for President. Most of the buttons state the name of the candidate,...

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: The Tuisco left Bremerhaven May 6, 1856. Hölzlhuber called this the "quickest three masted immigration boat," holding 335 passengers. Though in the...

Historical Essay

Hungarians in Wisconsin

Learn about the Hungarian immigrants who came to Wisconsin from the 19th century through the post-World War II era.

Learn about the history of Arab communities in Wisconsin. This article includes statistical data on countries of origin and the process of assimilation.

Date: 1870 

Description: Crowd gathered at Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Station to see off a colony of emigrants from Chicago who planned to settle in Colorado on a tract of land p...

Date: 1870 

Description: Cover of a Wisconsin immigration brochure in German.

Historical Essay

Latvians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Latvians in Wisconsin.

Photograph

Emigration Trunk

Date: 2003 ca.

Description: Emigration trunk on the porch of the Old Place on the Quinney farm.

Speakers Bureau

Susan Mikos is a WHS Press author and a member of the Wisconsin Historical Society Speakers Bureau.

Historical Essay

Irish in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Irish in Wisconsin.

Date: 1881 

Description: Cover of a brochure in German for Wisconsin immigration.

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.

Historical Essay

Puerto Ricans in Wisconsin

Brief history of Puerto Ricans in Wisconsin.
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