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The State We're in: Reflections on Minnesota History

ISBN: 9780873517737 | 0873517733
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Pr
Pub. Date: 6/1/2010

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On the occasion of Minnesotars"s 150th anniversary of statehood, more than a hundred historians and other writers assembled to discuss the subjects they had been studying, thinking, and writing about. This book presents the best of that work, including nineteen essays on topics as varied as baseball at Native American boarding schools, nineteenth-century predictions for Minnesotars"s future, Native American tourist goods, the Kensington rune stone, and a memoir of growing up in Marshall. Bringing together some of the most recent and best thinking about Minnesotars"s past and its people,The State Wers"re Indemonstrates the history of this place, in all its rich complexity, before and after statehood. Contributors include Melodie Andrews, Annette Atkins, Marge Barrett, Matt Callahan, Emily Ganzel, Linda LeGarde Grover, Louis Jenkins, David J. Laliberte, James Madison, J. Thomas Murphy, Nora Murphy, Traci M. Nathans-Kelly, Paula Nelson, Patrick Nunnally, Linda Schloff, Gregory Schroeder, Hamp Smith, Barbara W. Sommer, Tangi Villerbu, Howard J. Vogel, Steven Werle, Bill Wittenbreer, and Michael Zalar. Annette Atkins, author ofCreating Minnesota,Harvest of Grief, andWe Grew Up Together, teaches at Saint Johnrs"s University/College of Saint Benedict. Deborah L. Miller, reference specialist at the Minnesota Historical Society and coauthor ofPotluck Paradise, is an expert on Minnesota ethnicity and community cookbooks.

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