Minnesota Historical Society

Going It Alone

$ 34.95


Fargo Grapples with the Great Depression

Author David B. Danbom

Minnesota Historical Society Press (October 15, 2005)


In 1930 Fargo was a winner in a region where winning came hard. As the commercial center for the vast, sparsely settled Northern Plains, it grew even during the Depression, attracting hopeful entrepreneurs off the farm. In Going It Alone, historian David B. Danbom shows how the city struggled to survive problems it could not solve by itself. A critical complement to Depression histories focused on federal policies and programs, this study demonstrates how Washington’s initiatives for relief played out in a community of people born into a steadfast culture of self-sufficiency and independence.

  • 304 pages
  • 6 x 9 inches
  • ISBN: 9780873515467

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