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Minnesota History Magazine Fall 2017 (65:7)

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  • Early Social Workers as Disaster Relief Workers: The Minnesota Fires of 1918 and the Work of the Red Cross by Camela R. Haase
  • Rare Territorial Maps Added to MNHS Collections by David A. Lanegran and Patrick Coleman
  • Slaveholder Investment in Territorial Minnesota by Christopher P. Lehman
  • Shapers of Modern America: The WW1 America Mural by Randal Dietrich Photos by Doug Ohman

ARTICLES

Early Social Workers as Disaster Relief Workers: The Minnesota Fires of 1918 and the Work of the Red Cross

by Camela R. Haase

The Cloquet–Moose Lake fires of October 1918 were the most destructive natural disaster in Minnesota history. An integral part of the massive relief efforts were dozens of professionals sent by the Red Cross from the emerging field of social work. Here, for the first time, is their story.

Shapers of Modern America: The WW1 America Mural

by Randal Dietrich

A monumental mural commissioned by MNHS depicts individual Americans who helped shape, or were shaped by, World War 1 and who had a hand in the making of modern America.

Slaveholder Investment in Territorial Minnesota

by Christopher P. Lehman

From the 1850s until the end of legal slavery in 1865, dozens of Southern slaveholders invested tens of thousands of dollars in Minnesota real estate and businesses, enriching the fledgling territory.

Rare Territorial Maps Added to MNHS Collections

by David A. Lanegran and Patrick Coleman

Maps of territorial Wisconsin, Dakota, Minnesota, and Manitoba recently donated by Joe Sitter offer geographers and historians new research possibilities.

DEPARTMENTS

Eyewitness

You won’t get sleepy reading Jack El-Hai’s tale of his childhood experience with hypnosis.

Landmarks

Jane King Hession checks out Duluth’s first dedicated public library building.

Back Space

A gathering of reviews, your letters, news and notes, and a new feature, Our Back Pages, which mines the archives of Minnesota History

Book Reviews

Insurgent Democracy: The Nonpartisan League in North American Politics
Take Three

Letters

News & Notes

Our Back Pages

 

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