Memoirs of William George Bruce: Political Activities and Civil Service: William George Bruce (1856-1949) recounts his Milwaukee political career as the Commissioner and Chair of the Milwaukee Democratic Party as well as the political happenings in Milwaukee around 1900.
Bruce also describes and analyzes his encounters with prominent politicians like William Mitchell (1879-1936). Bruce's memoirs contain his thoughts on the prominence of Irish and German immigrants in Milwaukee politics. Bruce argues that Irish immigrants were far more attuned to politics and were more politically shrewd because of their history of political strife. German immigrants, on the other hand, had come from a largely centralized, national system and were not as well versed in local politics. Bruce also describes the different patriotic and virtuous reasons
why men should become involved in government and politics. (40 pages)
Bruce, William George, 1856-1949;
Memoir; Politics; Irish Americans; German Americans;
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