Daniel Willever’s Made in Paterson is the best way to learn about William Hughes, who was once famous but now largely forgotten. Willever argues that Hughes was popular because he defended working people, first as a lawyer and then as a politician. Starting out as a poor Irish immigrant in Paterson, Hughes aligned himself with the American Federation of Labor and the Democratic Party. He championed the 8 hour day and opposed high tariffs. Willever does not shrink from pointing out that Hughes, the immigrant, favored restrictions on further immigration, especially from southern and eastern Europe. His monograph is concise, clearly written, thoroughly researched, evenhanded, and wonderfully illustrated. It will be of special interest to everyone who cares about New Jersey history, especially Paterson history.Steve Golin, author of Fragile Bridge: Paterson Silk Strike, 1913 and of Women Who Invented the Sixties: Ella Baker, Jane Jacobs, Rachel Carson, and Betty Friedan.