Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota History Quarterly Winter 2013-14 (63:8)

$ 5.00




Andrew Volstead: Prohibition’s Public Face
by Rae Katherine Eighmey

As astonishingly outspoken letters show, the Minnesota congressman who crafted the Eighteenth Amendment’s enabling legislation quickly became the darling and the goat of a nation decidedly divided on the issue of abstinence.


Northwest Airlines’ Modification Center in World War II
by Johannes R. Allert
The home-state airline wins a government contract to modify bombers for various missions as the U.S. hastens to become the “arsenal of democracy.” A diverse workforce, heightened activity, and secrecy at the St. Paul facility mark this successful collaboration between the military, industry, and commerce.


A Rammed-Earth House in the Cutover
by Karin H. McGinnis
After years of making do in substandard housing, a determined and innovative woman finds a way to build a cozy, affordable home for herself, hoping also to provide a model for others.






Brad Zellar muses on photography, history, and a speed skater with a familiar name.



Jane King Hession tours a revolutionary new building in St. Paul, the now-vanished Ford assembly plant.


Book Reviews

Punitive Expeditions of 1863---64 * Minnesota’s Miracle

News & Notes

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