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By Matthew J. Prigge

ISBN-10: 0870207164

ISBN-13: 9780870207167

From homicide and matchstick males to all-consuming fires, painted girls, and nice Lakes disasters--and the wide-eyed public who couldn't support yet gawk at it all--"Milwaukee Mayhem" uncovers the little-remembered and infrequently advised background of the underbelly of a Midwestern city. "Milwaukee Mayhem" bargains a brand new viewpoint on Milwaukee's early years, forgoing the key old signposts present in conventional histories and focusing as a substitute at the unusual and brutal stories of poser, vice, homicide, and catastrophe that have been born of the city's transformation from lakeside cost to American city. writer Matthew J. Prigge provides those tales as they have been stated to the general public within the newspapers of the period, utilizing the bright and infrequently grim language of the days to create an interesting and infrequently chilling narrative of a forgotten Milwaukee.

Through his considerate creation, Prigge provides the paintings context, eschewing assumptions approximately "simpler instances" and highlighting the mayhem that the expansion and upward thrust of a urban can lead to. those tales are the orphans of Milwaukee's background, too strange to sign in in huge historical narratives, too unusual to qualify as nostalgia, yet however necessary to our figuring out of this American city.

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