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Michael Gordon

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Michael Gordon is Associate Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He teaches courses in American Labor History, the History of Wisconsin, the 1950s, and local history, and serves as the Co-Coordinator of the department's Public History Program, which helps prepare History graduate students for careers in museums and other historical agencies. Gordon earned a BS from Northwestern University, and a PhD from the University of Rochester. He has published articles on labor, public, and oral history, and helped produce a play at Milwaukee's Theatre X on the Patrick Cudahy strike (1987-1989). His book, The Orange Riots: Irish Political Violence in New York City, 1870 and 1871, was published by Cornell University Press. Prior to coming to UW-Milwaukee in 1987, Professor Gordon was an oral historian and archivist at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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