Minnesota History Magazine Spring 2022 (68:1)
Righting a Wrong: Eighty Years Since the Order That Put Japanese Americans Behind Barbed Wire
Kimmy Tanaka and Krista Finstad Hanson
On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, leading to the incarceration of people of Japanese ancestry across the western United States. During the same time, thousands of Japanese Americans volunteered to serve in the war effort, whether in segregated US army units or at the Military Intelligence Service Language School, housed at Camp Savage and Fort Snelling in Minnesota. Eighty years later, in anticipation of forthcoming exhibits at the Minnesota History Center and Fort Snelling, Kimmy Tanaka and Krista Finstad Hanson reflect on the two sides of the Japanese American experience during World War II.
Answering Lincoln’s Call: Hamline University Students and Staff Confront the Civil War
Frederick L. Johnson
In 1861 Hamline University was Minnesota’s only functioning institution of higher education. Its students and staff enthusiastically answered President Abraham Lincoln’s call for volunteers to fight for the Union at the outbreak of the Civil War. Drawing on letters, reminiscences, battle accounts, and a history written by former students, this study explores the experiences of the Hamline community before, during, and after the Civil War, including its roles in Company F of the storied First Minnesota Regiment and Company F of the Sixth Regiment, which fought in the US–Dakota War of 1862.
From the Archives: William B. Riley and the Fight Against Teaching of Evolution in Minnesota
Ferenc M. Szasz
In an article that first appeared in Minnesota History in 1969, historian Ferenc Szasz looks back at the battle over the teaching of evolution in Minnesota schools during the 1920s. More than 50 years after the original article was published, and nearly 100 years since the Reverend W. B. Riley led a spirited campaign against teaching evolution, the question of what and how we teach in schools remains a hot-button issue in Minnesota and beyond.
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