History Magazine Volume 66, Issue 2
More than Mines: Industrial Decline, Gender, and the Iron Range’s Cluett, Peabody, and Company Arrow Factories, 1946–1979
Arrow apparel factories located in five Iron Range cities at mid-twentieth century reshaped gender relations in lasting ways at a time when the Range was grappling with the disruptive economic and social effects of a declining mining industry.
Short and Sweet: Sherman Holbert’s Mid-Century Mille Lacs Lake Maple Syrup Experiment
Matthew M. Thomas
In seven short years, a plucky Minnesotan challenged New England and Canada’s maple syrup production primacy. Sherman Holbert grew a multifaceted maple syrup operation on Mille Lacs Lake from nothing to one of the largest in the world. He exited the business almost as fast as he entered it, but his unconventional approach made a mark.
The Perils of Peace: Frederick Douglass, Winona, and Civil Rights in Minnesota after the Civil War
The Civil War was over and the institution of slavery ended. Yet Frederick Douglass’s speech in Winona, one stop on his 1867 lecture tour, warned that not only was full citizenship and suffrage for African Americans yet to be achieved, but newly won freedoms were still fragile in the face of entrenched white bigotry.
“More than entertainment”
Jonathan Carver documents
Music in the Dust
Nacerima Club, Minneapolis
Book Review: Border Country: The Northwoods Canoe Journals of Howard Greene, 1906–1916 by Martha Greene Phillips
Review by Patrick Coleman
Book Review: Patriot Hearts: World War I Passion and Prejudice in a Minnesota County by Frederick L. Johnson
Review by Greg Gaut
Book Review Essay: Funky Towns: A spate of recent music books chronicle Twin Cities’ music scenes
Review essay by John Dougan
Take Three, News & Notes, Letters, Our Back Pages
Preserving > Sharing > Connecting
Meeting Places and Melting Pots
Laura Billings Coleman