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People of Minnesota Series

Minnesotans can trace their families and their state's heritage to a multitude of ethnic groups. Readers will learn about the group's settlement patterns, occupations, ethnic organizations, and accomplishments. Each book includes a personal story of one person or family, told through a diary, a letter, or an oral history, as well as a reading list for further information. In his introduction to the series, Bill Holm reminds us why these stories are as important as ever: "To be ethnic, somehow, is to be human. Neither can we escape it, nor should we want to. You cannot interest yourself in the lives of your neighbors if you don't take sufficient interest in your own."

This series is based on the critically acclaimed book They Chose Minnesota: A Survey of the State's Ethnic Groups (MHS Press). The volumes in The People of Minnesota bring each group's story up to date and add dozens of photographs to inform and enhance the telling.

 

African Americans in Minnesota

African Americans in Minnesota

Chinese in Minnesota

Chinese in Minnesota

Finns in Minnesota

Finns in Minnesota

Germans in Minnesota

Germans in Minnesota

Hmong in Minnesota

Hmong in Minnesota

Irish in Minnesota

Irish in Minnesota

Jews in Minnesota

Jews in Minnesota

Mexicans in Minnesota

Mexicans in Minnesota

Norwegians in Minnesota

Norwegians in Minnesota

Ojibwe in Minnesota

Ojibwe in Minnesota

Poles in Minnesota

Poles in Minnesota

Somalis in Minnesota

Somalis in Minnesota

Swedes in Minnesota

Swedes in Minnesota

They Chose Minnesota

They Chose Minnesota