Minnesota: A History of the State

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U of Minnesota Press, 1975 - History - 731 pages
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In an engaging and readable style, renowned historian Theodore Blegen takes the reader on a tour of Minnesota's development, from the geological events that shaped the land to westward movement to twentieth-century modernization.  This second edition includes a concluding chapter by Russell W. Fridley that chronicles the impact of turbulent national politics and cultural changes of the 1960s and 1970s on the state, as well as an extensive reading list and detailed index. Minnesota is a concise yet comprehensive account of the state's progress, highlighting landmarks in politics, technology, the arts, and architecture.
 

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Contents

LAND WATER AND TIME
3
THE REDMEN THROUGH MANY MOONS
17
THE FRENCH LOOK WEST
31
and the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company 32429 The lumberjacks and their
37
MINNESOTA AND NEW FRANCE
45
tion 44853 Labor organizations 45355 The SpanishAmerican War
58
British control of Minnesota country 6566 Jonathan Carver and
78
THE AMERICANS BUILD FORT SNELLING
85
MINNESOTA AND THE CIVIL WAR
233
Attack on the Redwood agency
256
THE SIOUX GO ON THE WARPATH
259
Events leading to the uprising 25962 Basic causes 26267 Attacks on
273
An emigrant train of the 1850s
284
POSTWAR CHANGE
287
WITH AX AND SAW
315
The milling district in Minneapolis
338

Beginnings of American exploration and control of the West 8591 The
94
BRAVE NEW PIONEER WORLD 183
95
The frontier forts
98
UNDER THE AMERICAN FLAG
107
Route of Longs expedition
111
Interior of a Hudsons Bay Company store
124
TRIBAL FEUDS AND A FUR BARONY
125
The treaty system 12526 Agent Taliaferro and SiouxChippewa war
138
The Basilica of St Paul in 1852
140
Missionary work in Minnesota 14345 Among the Chippewa 14546
154
Land cessions by the Indians
172
Early trails from Fort Garry and Pembina to Fort
191
Problems of living on the frontier 195200 Importance of agriculture
200
The first state capitol in St Paul
210
A STATE IS BORN
213
The First Minnesota at Gettysburg
231
DUAL DOMAIN
339
Growth of wheat farming in the 1850s and 1860s 33941 Influencing
355
Legend of Mesabi 359 The search for iron ore 36062 Budding indus
377
EDUCATION MOVES AHEAD
409
The Doctors Mayo
425
TOWARD SOCIAL MATURITY
433
PEACE TURBULENCE AND WAR
461
THE ADVANCING ARTS
487
Music in Minnesota 48892 Painting and sculpture 49295 Architecture
498
THE THEATER AND THE BOOK WORLD
507
DEPRESSION READJUSTMENT AND WAR
521
CHANGING MODERN SCENES
551
SOCIAL CURRENTS
571
Establishment of Minnesota Territory 15963 Arrival of Ramsey 16365
662
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Theodore C. Blegen (1891-1969) was professor of history at the University of Minnesota and author of many books including The Land Lies Open, Land of Their Choice: Immigrants Write Home, and Norwegian Migration to America.

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