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Minnesota History Magazine Summer 2011 (62:6)

Minnesota History Magazine Summer 2011 (62:6)

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Father Francis Gilligan and the Struggle for Civil Rights
by Tom Beer and Tom O’Connell
Teacher, mediator, leader: Arguing that racism was a grave sin, a professor-priest merges Catholic social-justice teachings with sociology to fight discrimination decades before the activist ’60s.


Frances Densmore Gets the Depression Blues
by Joan M. Jensen
Suddenly unemployed and no longer young, a self-trained ethnomusicologist struggles to keep working in tough economic and cultural times.


From Emission to Pollution: Regulation and Changing Ideas about Smoke in the Twin Cities
by Yaffa Epstein
St. Paul and Minneapolis take different paths to clearing the air--but only after abandoning the Industrial Revolution’s credo that smoking chimneys signaled prosperity.



Brad Zellar attends a junior-high sock hop in 1957, a very good year for pop music.


Laura Weber tours a nineteenth-century brick schoolhouse, remembering its additions, subtractions, and final division into condominiums.


Book Reviews
Anishinaabeg Leadership * Civil War Letters * Hmong American Communities


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