Popular History of Minnesota
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Description: What do Paul Bunyan, Charles Lindbergh, and Jesse Ventura have in common--Minnesota, of course! In A Popular History of Minnesota, historian Norman K. Risjord offers a grand tour of the state's remarkable history, taking readers through the centuries and into the lives of those colorful characters who populate Minnesota's past. This highly readable volume details everything from the glacial formation of the land to the arrival of the Dakota and the Ojibwe people, from Minnesota's contributions to the Northern cause during the Civil War to the key players in reform politics who helped sculpt the identity of the state today. A Popular History of Minnesota highlights the historical significance of Minnesota's natural resources--the bountiful north woods, the treasured iron ranges, the impressive Mississippi waterfall on which the Mill City was built. It details the powerful marks left on the state by such luminous figures as Oliver H. Kelley, founder of the national Grange movement, Hubert H. Humphrey, champion of civil rights, and Betty Crocker, aid to homemakers everywhere. Lively sidebars outline noteworthy subjects, from the Kensington runestone to the devastating forest fires of the 1890s and 1910s, from the rise of the Mayo Clinic to the preservation of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Handy Traveler's Guides highlight historic destinations for readers who enjoy seeing where history happened. Fast-paced and informative, with generous illustrations, A Popular History of Minnesota is a must-read for newcomers and established Minnesotans alike.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date: 3/1/2005
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|Risjord, A Popular History of Minnesota Preface|
|Of Ice and Early Man|
|Explorers and Fur Traders|
|From Wilderness to Statehood|
|Minnesota's Two-Front Civil War|
|Empires in Green: Prairies, Pine Forests, and Iron Mountains|
|The Age of Reform: Grangers-Populists-Progressives|
|The Birth of a Liberal Tradition, 1916-1940|
|Maverick in the Mainstream, 1940-2002|
|Snapshots on the Path to the Present|
|Suggestions for Further Reading|