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Blue Star: The Story of Corabelle Fellows Teacher at Dakota Missions, 1884-1888
Blue Star
The Story of Corabelle Fellows Teacher at Dakota Missions, 1884-1888
Paperback      ISBN: 0873512456
In 1884, young Corabelle Fellows, well-educated and gently bred, overcame her parents' objections and left her upper-calss home in Washington D.C. to become a church-sponsored teacher among the Indian people of Dakota Territory. For the next several years, she taught English, art, and domestic science on Rosebud, Pine Ridge, and Cheyenne River reservations. In return for her friendship, the students affectionately gave her the name Blue Star. A keen observer, especially of Indian Women's and Children's lives, she learned much about their family traditions. Her teaching career ended in 1888 when she married Samuel Campbell, A Dakota mixed-blood. Fifty years later, Corabelle recalled her experiences in Dakota land for Kunigunde Duncan, who turned them into this book, first published in 1938. Her story, with its personal perspective on the Indians struggles to keep their religion, lands, language, and way of life, will both intrigue and enthrall readers.
The Minnesota Book of Days: An Almanac of State History
The Minnesota Book of Days
An Almanac of State History
Paperback      ISBN: 0873514165
A chronological compendium of remarkable and curious events in the history of the North Star State
The Witness of Combines
The Witness of Combines
Paperback      ISBN: 0816631050
Strange Days, Dangerous Nights: Photos from the Speed Graphics Era
Strange Days, Dangerous Nights
Photos from the Speed Graphics Era
Hardcover      ISBN: 0873515048
Fat men's races and fall-out shelters, murder victims and loose women, cheerleaders and immigrants, celebrities and children in distress were just some of the urban curiosities splashed across the pages of city newspapers during the Speed Graphic era (1930s-1950s). Championed by acclaimed news photographers like Arthur Fellig (a.k.a. Weegee), the Speed Graphic camera produced a new visual style that was as blunt, powerful, and immediate as a left hook. Driven by the desire to fill newspaper pages with sensational images, press photographers shot everything, day and night: automobile accidents, fires, murders, all the cop news that fought for a hot spot on the Front Page. And they covered uncounted numbers of social affairs?pictures called "grip-and-grins" in the trade: school events, sports, celebrities, oddities both of nature and humanity. Veteran journalist and mystery writer Larry Millett has unearthed over 200 of the best photos from the archives of the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the St. Paul Dispatch for Strange Days, Dangerous Nights. Included are the sensational stories behind the photos and biographies of some of the top press photographers of the day. An evocative look at another time, this is a visual history like no other, a feast for fans of photography and photojournalism, crime buffs, and urban historians?and a testament to the craft of those photographers who documented their era one shot at a time. "A collection of vivid and sometimes spectacular photographs that throw new light on the not-so-distant past, a place that is a bit like home, a bit like a movie, and a bit like another planet. It is heartening to find such stuff so well preserved and so expertly annotated.? -- Luc Sante, author of Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York, Evidence and The Factory of Facts
A Place at the Lake
A Place at the Lake
Hardcover      ISBN: 1890434051
The Conscience of a Liberal: Reclaiming the Compassionate Agenda
The Conscience of a Liberal
Reclaiming the Compassionate Agenda
Paperback      ISBN: 081664179x
Minnesota in the Mail: A Postcard History
Minnesota in the Mail
A Postcard History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0873514815
"Arrived safely, will write more later." "Having a wonderful time, wish you were here." The briefest of messages, displayed for all the world to see, is scrawled across the back of a picture postcard of a placid lake or a small-town main street. Historic black-and-white images, gorgeous linen postcards, and contemporary chromes all tell stories of the state and its visitors over the decades. In Minnesota in the Mail, curator and postcard collector Bonnie G. Wilson highlights both the images and the curious stories behind them. Using 185 postcards selected from the extensive collection of the Minnesota Historical Society, she helps readers understand the needs and wants of postcard makers and senders, at the same time sharing historical details that go beyond the captions and messages. Grouped in four categories--towns, businesses, families, and vacations--are postcards showing resorts and main streets, the world?s largest ball of twine and a barber shop on a railroad train, oversized fiberglass sculptures and ads for flour, an Ojibwe family and a woman baking in her kitchen. Wilson's concise history of the postcard industry is a helpful overview for postcard enthusiasts and novices alike. For those interested in learning how to "read" a postcard--beyond the penned messages and preprinted captions--a postcard primer offers a starting point, while cards and captions throughout the book illustrate this practiced skill. Details about regional publishers, including brief business histories and signature elements, are gathered in an appendix that collectors will appreciate. For over a hundred years, postcards have been created to show off a place and the people in it. Minnesota in the Mail uses these exquisitely distilled depictions to display the images and identity of the state itself.
Gentle Warriors: Clara Ueland and the Minnesota Struggle for Woman Suffrage
Gentle Warriors
Clara Ueland and the Minnesota Struggle for Woman Suffrage
Paperback      ISBN: 0873513185
Gentle Warriors tells the moving story of the final phase of the Minnesota women's struggle for the vote under the leadership of the remarkable Clara Ueland. Clara Ueland, socially prominent wife of a successful Minneapolis attorney and mother of seven children, became president of the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association in 1914. To that challenge she brought considerable skills acquired as a teacher, a household manager, and a community activist. She was a new woman of her time: politically astute, enormously competent, and widely respected. Under her leadership, enthusiastic, persistent suffragists were organized in some five hundred towns throughout Minnesota by 1919 - the year the state legislature ratified the Nineteenth Amendment. Through research in family papers, organizational records, and the vast literature on women's history, Stuhler shows how Minnesota's campaigners for equal voting rights reflect America's second generation of suffragists. Unlike the first generation of leaders - Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and others - the women who carried the struggle to its brilliant victory in 1920 are largely forgotten. Gentle Warriors brings them back to life, re-creating their energizing achievements, their bitter disappointments, their conflicts and friendships. On these pages, those committed suffragists who struggled on with such bountiful imagination, humor, dedication, and vision, take their rightful place in history.
O Clouds, Unfold: Clara Ueland and Her Family
O Clouds, Unfold
Clara Ueland and Her Family
Hardcover      ISBN: 1932472029
Brenda Ueland tells the story of her mother, Clara, who was deeply involved in the civic life of the Twin Cities and in the efforts of women to gain the right to vote. The book exudes the charm of an earlier time, when people rode carriages downtown.
Streams and Rivers of Minnesota
Streams and Rivers of Minnesota
Paperback      ISBN: 0816609608