They Chose Minnesota: A Survey of the State's Ethnic Groups
June D. Holmquist
Minnesota Historical Society Press, Dec 1, 2003 - History - 628 pages
Why did emigrants leave their homeland and move to Minnesota? Where in the state did they settle? What did they do, and how did they organize? How did they maintain their ethnicity? Based on ground-breaking research. Each chapter of They Chose Minnesota describes the unique concerns of individual groups and delves into personal stories. Farmers and factory workers, men, women, and children, families and single people, idealists and pragmatists, people who were devout or irreligious or enthusiastic or fearful, those who cut ties with their homeland or intended to return—all form part of Minnesota’s ethnic saga.
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I am happy with this book overall. I was hoping that there would be something on the Christian Americanization Movement, and specifically the International Christian Bible College, located in Minneapolis (original name of Crossroads College, now located in Rochester). Page 518 does have a brief portion on the work of Solomon David, a Dean at ICBC in 1915-1918. The book does not mention the work of ICBC, but does mention that Mr. David published a semiweekly Arabic-language paper, Al-Omma, for a few years. Mr. David went on to receive a Medical Doctor degree at the University of Minnesota and became famous as an orthopedic surgeon, practicing medicine for many years in Houston, Texas. The book incorrectly names ICBC as the "International Bible College," a common mistake. The college was located at 1507 University Avenue SE, across the street from the main campus of the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis. Beyond that, I especially appreciated the pages devoted to the Scandinavian ethnic groups in Minnesota, especially the Norwegians! I also appreciated the pages devoted to Pipestone, Minnesota. The book has a nice (but incomplete) index.
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This book will be of interest to anyone who had ancestors coming to America (not just to Minnesota) from Canada, Mexico, Northern and Western Europe, central and southern Europe and from Asia and the Middle East. In short, almost anyone can find something for themselves. It consists of approximately 30 chapters, one each on every ethnic group represented in Minnesota: Blacks Chinese French Canadians Germans Irish Italians Jews Koreans Mexicans Poles Scandinavians Slavs Slovaks Swiss Syrians Turks etc. in about 14 more chapters. Each chapter discusses what led peoples to migrate, how they traveled, and where they landed in the New World. It is a fascinating and informative book. Included are a lot of maps and statistics.
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