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Icy Pleasures: Minnesota Celebrates Winter
Icy Pleasures
Minnesota Celebrates Winter
Hardcover      ISBN: 1890434019
The Conscience of a Liberal: Reclaiming the Compassionate Agenda
The Conscience of a Liberal
Reclaiming the Compassionate Agenda
Paperback      ISBN: 081664179x
How to Talk Minnesotan: A Visitor's Guide
How to Talk Minnesotan
A Visitor's Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0140092846
Swedes in Minnesota
Swedes in Minnesota
Paperback      ISBN: 0873514785
No ethnic group is so identified with a single state as the Swedes are with Minnesota. From before statehood, Swedish immigrants flooded into the small frontier towns of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Encouraged by agents who promised inexpensive and fertile farmland, they came by the thousands. By the turn of the twentieth century, over 126,000 Swedes lived in Minnesota--d their impact on everything in the state continues to today. In this concise history of Swedes in Minnesota, the newest addition to The People of Minnesota series, Anne Gillespie Lewis tells the rich history of this ethnic group in the state they would make their own. Swedes in Minnesota recounts the story of the great Swedish migration through numbers-- the census reports and settlement patterns. It also tells the story through the cultural institutions Swedes founded--e churches, schools, and lodges, the Swedish-language newspapers and businesses, the neighborhoods and the associations. But mostly this book tells the story through the people: the anecdotes, letters, and interviews from the immigrants themselves and from their grandchildren. For the many Minnesotans of Swedish ancestry, Lewis provides a remarkably concise portrait of an ethnic group striving to become American while struggling to maintain its ties to tradition.
Minnesota Impressionists
Minnesota Impressionists
Hardcover      ISBN: 0963933868
Pigskin Pride: Celebrating a Century of Minnesota Football
Pigskin Pride
Celebrating a Century of Minnesota Football
Hardcover      ISBN: 0931714877
MinnesotaĆ­s football history comes to life like never before. The Vikings, the Gophers, the Tommies and more, this book is an entertaining collection of facts, stats, photos and memories. It includes pro, semi-pro, college and high school.
Bring Warm Clothes: Letters and Photos from Minnesota's Past
Bring Warm Clothes
Letters and Photos from Minnesota's Past
by Meier
Paperback      ISBN: 0932272061
Tales of the Old North Shore: Paintings and Companion Stories
Tales of the Old North Shore
Paintings and Companion Stories
Hardcover      ISBN: 0942235290
Undefeated: The Life of Hubert H. Humphrey
Undefeated
The Life of Hubert H. Humphrey
Library      ISBN: 0822599538
Focuses on the compassion and strength of character that helped Humphrey through the ups and downs of his political career
Chinese in Minnesota
Chinese in Minnesota
Paperback      ISBN: 087351470x
"Sherri Gerbert Fuller provides us with a rare look at Chinese immigrant lives and aspirations in Minnesota, proudly reclaiming their voices as part of our great American heritage. I was delighted to read this book."--Iris Chang, author of The Chinese in America Minnesota's first Chinese settlers, fleeing racial violence in California, established scores of businesses after they arrived in the late 1870s. Newspapers eagerly published reports of their activities, including New Year's festivities, marriages, and restaurant and laundry openings. Beginning in 1882 federal laws banning Chinese immigration and denying citizenship put particular pressure on the community. Sherri Gebert Fuller relates the story of the Chinese from these early days to the 1960s when a new wave of immigrants, including students, businessmen, and professionals from China and Taiwan, began to bring new energy and issues to the community and a flourishing of ties between Minnesota and China.