The Legacy of the 1848er’s and Progressive German Immigrants from the Civil War to the 1890’s

Renowned historians Mari Jo Buhle and Paul Buhle will
discuss the contributions of women and the German press to progressivism and socialism in Wisconsin and the U.S.

Leading historians of U.S. progressive movements, the Buhles received their doctorates from UW-Madison, retired from teaching at Brown University, and are authors or editors of numerous history books, including Encyclopedia of American Left and It Started in Wisconsin: Dispatches from the Front Line of the New Labor Protest. Mari Jo Buhle is a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, and her many other works include Concise History of Woman Suffrage, Feminism & Its Discontents, and Women and American Socialism. Paul Buhle’s additional works include The Wobblies; Jews & American Popular Culture; Marxism in the U.S.; and with Howard Zinn & Mike Konopacki, A People’s History of the American Empire.