Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1963
Current Research Interests:
Ethnic influences in popular art and music
President (1985-88) and 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award, Immigration and Ethnic History Society
Frank P. Zeidler Memorial Lecture Committee
International Committee of the Organization of American Historians
Co-editor with Margo Anderson, Perspectives on Milwaukee's Past. University of Illinois Press, 2009.
A Singing Ambivalence: American Immigrants Between Old and New. Kent State University Press, 2004.
"Dealing with Diversity: Milwaukee's Multi-Ethnic Festivals and Urban Identity, 1840-1940," Journal of Urban History, September 2005.
A Passion for Polka: Old Time Ethnic Music in America. University of California Press, 1992. Council for Wisconsin Writers Award, Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award
American Immigrant Leaders, 1800-1910; Marginality and Identity. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987.
For God and Country: Polish and Lithuanian Ethnic Consciousness in America. Society Press, 1975.
Slavic Community On Strike, University of Notre Dame Press, 1968.