History Sandwiched In

University Place lecture series.

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Milwaukee's Palace of the West

Matthew J. Prigge shares the story of the 1883 fire at Milwaukee’s Newhall House Hotel.

Milwaukee's Palace of the West

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Wisconsin's Early Gay History

R. Richard Wagner provides an account of Wisconsin’s gay history from 1895 to 1969.

Wisconsin's Early Gay History

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The Making and Meaning of "Dear Delia"

Michael J. Larson and John David Smith share letters from Civil War soldier Henry Young.

The Making and Meaning of "Dear Delia"

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New Perspective on Wisconsin’s Monumental Earthworks

Amy Rosebrough focuses on data provided from light detection and ranging (LiDAR) images.

New Perspective on Wisconsin’s Monumental Earthworks

Video thumbnail: University Place A History of the American Circus Poster

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A History of the American Circus Poster

Peter Shrake discusses the labor-intensive process of creating circus posters.

A History of the American Circus Poster

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Madison's Historic Schenk-Atwood Neighborhood

Ann Waidelich explores Schenk-Atwood, an east-side neighborhood in Madison.

Madison's Historic Schenk-Atwood Neighborhood

Video thumbnail: University Place The History of Maple Syruping in Wisconsin

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The History of Maple Syruping in Wisconsin

Sue Denholm shares the legend of Moqua and Chief Woksis who first made maple syrup.

The History of Maple Syruping in Wisconsin

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Centro Hispano and Latino Flavors

Sujhey Beisser discusses facts and myths associated with Hispanic and Latino immigrants.

Centro Hispano and Latino Flavors

Video thumbnail: University Place Swedish Immigrant Working Women in the Upper Midwest

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Swedish Immigrant Working Women in the Upper Midwest

Marcus Cederström explores life in the Midwest for single, female, Swedish immigrants.

Swedish Immigrant Working Women in the Upper Midwest

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Wisconsin's German-Language Newspapers

Randi Ramsden provides a history of newspapers serving the German immigrant population.

Wisconsin's German-Language Newspapers

Video thumbnail: University Place The Northwoods Canoe Journals of Howard Greene, 1906 - 1916

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The Northwoods Canoe Journals of Howard Greene, 1906 - 1916

Martha Greene Phillips shares detailed journals and photos of her father’s canoe trips.

The Northwoods Canoe Journals of Howard Greene, 1906 - 1916

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America's Forgotten Black Pioneers

Anna-Lisa Cox discusses African American pioneer settlements in the Northwest Territory.

America's Forgotten Black Pioneers

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The Battle for Baseball in Milwaukee

Patrick Steele explains why the Milwaukee Braves moved to Atlanta in the mid 1960s.

The Battle for Baseball in Milwaukee

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Wisconsin and the Shaping of American Law

Joseph A. Ranney examines the influences that have shaped Wisconsin’s laws.

Wisconsin and the Shaping of American Law

Video thumbnail: University Place Black Suffrage in Early Wisconsin

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Black Suffrage in Early Wisconsin

Christy Clark-Pujara focuses on the disenfranchisement of black males in early Wisconsin.

Black Suffrage in Early Wisconsin

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Indian Mounds of Wisconsin

Robert Birmingham provides an overview of the effigy mounds created by American Indians.

Indian Mounds of Wisconsin

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Mexican Migrant Workers in Mid-Century Wisconsin

Sergio González discusses the Mexicans and Mexican Americans recruited to work in Wisconsi

Mexican Migrant Workers in Mid-Century Wisconsin

Video thumbnail: University Place Pinery Boys: Lumberjack Songs of the Upper Midwest

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Pinery Boys: Lumberjack Songs of the Upper Midwest

James Leary recounts the story of Franz Rickaby and shares songs from the lumberjack era.

Pinery Boys: Lumberjack Songs of the Upper Midwest

Video thumbnail: University Place Stories from the Capitol: People and Politics

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Stories from the Capitol: People and Politics

Michael Edmonds shares stories about the people who have worked in the State Capitol.

Stories from the Capitol: People and Politics

Video thumbnail: University Place Stories from the Capitol: Building the Monument

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Stories from the Capitol: Building the Monument

Michael Edmonds shares the history of the Wisconsin State Capitol buildings.

Stories from the Capitol: Building the Monument

Video thumbnail: University Place Workers, Leisure and Social Control in the Paper Valley

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Workers, Leisure and Social Control in the Paper Valley

Jillian Jacklin focuses on conflict between corporations and their workers’ leisure time.

Workers, Leisure and Social Control in the Paper Valley

Video thumbnail: University Place J.R.R. Tolkien in Wisconsin

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J.R.R. Tolkien in Wisconsin

William Fliss explains how Marquette University acquired J.R.R. Tolkien’s manuscripts.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Wisconsin

Video thumbnail: University Place The Wesley W. Jung Carriage Collection

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The Wesley W. Jung Carriage Collection

Jim Willaert shares the history of carriages in the Wesley W. Jung carriage collection.

The Wesley W. Jung Carriage Collection

Video thumbnail: University Place George B. Post: Architect of the Wisconsin Capitol

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George B. Post: Architect of the Wisconsin Capitol

Charles Quagliana highlights the career of State Capitol architect George B. Post.

George B. Post: Architect of the Wisconsin Capitol

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Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail

Melanie Radzicki McManus recounts her 1,100 mile hike on the Ice Age Trail.

Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail

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Art of the Capitol: A Beaux Arts Masterpiece

Dan Stephans highlights the symbolic artwork incorporated in the design of the Capitol.

Art of the Capitol: A Beaux Arts Masterpiece

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Fran and Frederick Hamerstrom

Susan Tupper describes the work of wildlife conservationists Fran and Fredrick Hamerstrom.

Fran and Frederick Hamerstrom

Video thumbnail: University Place A History of Courtship and Weddings, 1830-1990

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A History of Courtship and Weddings, 1830-1990

Leslie Bellais explores the trends in courtship and marriage traditions.

A History of Courtship and Weddings, 1830-1990

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A History of Badger Baseball

Steven D. Schmitt provides an in-depth history of University of Wisconsin baseball teams.

A History of Badger Baseball

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John Bascom and the Wisconsin Idea

David Hoeveler highlights the influence of University of Wisconsin President John Bascom.

John Bascom and the Wisconsin Idea

Video thumbnail: University Place Frenchtown Chronicles of Prairie du Chien

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Frenchtown Chronicles of Prairie du Chien

Mary Elise Antoine shares stories about the Prairie du Chien community in the late 1800s.

Frenchtown Chronicles of Prairie du Chien

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The Wisconsin Home Front During World War I

Leslie Bellais details Wisconsin’s complex response to the U.S. entry into World War I.

The Wisconsin Home Front During World War I

Video thumbnail: University Place African American History in the Badger State

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African American History in the Badger State

Michael Edmonds traces the history of African Americans in Wisconsin to the 1720s.

African American History in the Badger State

Video thumbnail: University Place Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South

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Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South

Mark Speltz shares photos of unrest in northern cities during the 1960s Civil Rights era.

Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South

Video thumbnail: University Place Harvesting Ice on Madison's Lakes

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Harvesting Ice on Madison's Lakes

Ann Waidelich explains how ice was harvested and stored in Madison.

Harvesting Ice on Madison's Lakes

Video thumbnail: University Place The Evergleam Aluminum Christmas Tree

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The Evergleam Aluminum Christmas Tree

Joe Kapler shares the history of the Evergleam Aluminum Christmas Tree.

The Evergleam Aluminum Christmas Tree

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Breakfast in a Victorian Kitchen

Susan Caya-Slusser discusses the food, etiquette and technology of the Victorian era.

Breakfast in a Victorian Kitchen

Video thumbnail: University Place History of the Wisconsin State Herbarium

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History of the Wisconsin State Herbarium

Kenneth Cameron focuses on the specimen collections at the Wisconsin State Herbarium.

History of the Wisconsin State Herbarium

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Ship Captain’s Daughter

Ann Lewis reflects on growing up in the family of a Great Lakes shipping captain.

Ship Captain’s Daughter

Video thumbnail: University Place The Battle for Prairie du Chien

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The Battle for Prairie du Chien

Mary Elise Antoine discusses the fight for control of Prairie du Chien in the early 1800s.

The Battle for Prairie du Chien

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Milwaukee's First Mexican Community

Sergio González shares the history of the Mexican community in Milwaukee in the 1920s.

Milwaukee's First Mexican Community

Video thumbnail: University Place The Life and Times of Indian Agent John Kinzie

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The Life and Times of Indian Agent John Kinzie

Peter Shrake explores the history of the Midwest through John Harris Kinzie’s story.

The Life and Times of Indian Agent John Kinzie

Video thumbnail: University Place The Black Hawk War in Wisconsin

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The Black Hawk War in Wisconsin

John Hall discusses the conflicts that lead to the Black Hawk War.

The Black Hawk War in Wisconsin

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A Social History of Lake Mendota

Don Sanford provides a history of how people have used and enjoyed Madison’s Lake Mendota.

A Social History of Lake Mendota

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Wisconsin's Pre-Professional Base Ball Teams

Ryan Schwartz explores the history of base ball in the United States and Wisconsin.

Wisconsin's Pre-Professional Base Ball Teams

Video thumbnail: University Place The Walleye War and Its Aftermath

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The Walleye War and Its Aftermath

Larry Nesper discusses the conflicts that broke out over Ojibwe spearfishing in the 1980s.

The Walleye War and Its Aftermath

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Wisconsin's Famous Effigy Mounds

Amy Rosebrough explores the mysteries of the effigy mound earthen sculptures.

Wisconsin's Famous Effigy Mounds

Video thumbnail: University Place Ole Evinrude and His Outboard Motor

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Ole Evinrude and His Outboard Motor

Bob Jacobson shares the story of Ole Evinrude’s invention of the outboard motor.

Ole Evinrude and His Outboard Motor

Video thumbnail: University Place Dressing Children in the 19th Century

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Dressing Children in the 19th Century

Leslie Bellais focuses on the changing style of children’s clothing in the early 1800s.

Dressing Children in the 19th Century

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Genealogy and the Wisconsin Historical Society

Lori Bessler reviews the resources available at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Genealogy and the Wisconsin Historical Society