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The North Star State


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  • By: Edited by Anne Aby
    Foreword by Paul Gruchow
  • Format: Paperback, 512 pp., 9 b&w illus., notes, index
  • Publisher: MHS Press
  • Usually ships in: 1- 3 business days
  • Product ##: 0873514440
A Minnesota History Reader
An engaging history of Minnesota, told in compelling essays by the state's finest historians and writers.

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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. From the quintessential to the

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The North Star State

The North Star State