Minnesota: A History

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W. W. Norton & Company, Aug 1, 2000 - History - 335 pages
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In this volume, William Lass tells the story of Minnesota, a state that evolved from many cultures, from its beginnings to the present. This history not only provides descriptions of the essential events of Minnesota's past but also offers an interpretation of major trends and characteristics of the state and its distinctiveness within the context of the nation's story.
  

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Very informative about Minnesota and it's history. I read this book for recreation when I missed my home state! :-) Read full review

Contents

The Land and First People
19
The Viking Myth
47
Europeans in the Wilderness
54
American Ascendancy
79
Minnesotas Quest for Empire
97
Trials of Statehood
120
Peopling the Land
137
Three Frontiers
167
A Legacy of Protest Politics
197
The Diverse Economy
232
Mainstream Politics
272
Notes
309
Suggestions for Further Reading
317
Index
323
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About the author (2000)

William E. Lass is professor of history at Mankato State University. He lives in Mankato, Minnesota.

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