The North Star State
A Minnesota History Reader
ISBN10: 0873514440 ISBN13: 9780873514446 Contributors: Gruchow, Paul (Foreword) Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Pr Published: Nov 1 2002 Pages: 486 Weight: 1.65lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
Two hundred years of Minnesota history spring to life in this lively and captivating collection of essays. The North Star State encompasses the wide range of Minnesota's unique past--from the Civil War to the World Wars, from frontier life to the age of technological innovation, from Dakota and Ojibwe history to the story of St. Paul's black sleeping-car porters, from lumber workers and truckers' strikes to the women's suffrage movement.
In addition to investigative articles by the state's top historians, editor Anne Aby has assembled captivating first-person accounts from key moments in Minnesota history, including George Nelson's reminiscences of his years in the early nineteenth-century fur trade; the diary of Emily Goodridge Grey, an early African American settler; and Jasper N. Searles's letters home from the Battle of First Bull Run.