Minnesota History Magazine Spring 2009 (61:5)
Minnesota in the Camera’s Eye, 1935---43
by Alan Trachtenberg
Photographs and photographers: Diverse, complex, and personal, Farm Security Administration images depict “the Thirties” and “Depression” in ways far more interesting than the expected stereotypes of suffering and abjection.
“I’ve Done My Share”: Ojibwe People and World War II
by Brenda J. Child and Karissa E. White
They left reservations, cities, and government boarding schools for Europe, the Pacific, and home-front jobs. Elders now, some of the survivors reflect on their wartime experiences: opportunity, danger, duty, and change.
Soldiers from the War Returning
by Samuel Hynes
“The war changed all that.” The boy who enlisted came home a man--with a wife, adult responsibilities, and a new vision of The Good Life. He had changed, but his hometown, remarkably, had not. Or so it seemed.
Cold War Minnesota
by Elaine Tyler May
Climate-controlled malls and mounds of consumer goods herald long-awaited prosperity, but the postwar era also exposes old inequities and brings new fears.
Pictures from an Exhibition, Lessons from a Generation
by Brian Horrigan
Weaving individual stories and photos into a collective portrait of the generation, the exhibit curator considers the power of memory—“not the retrieval of information from the past but, rather, an act of creation in the present.”
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