A Popular History of Minnesota by Norman K. Risjord PDF

By Norman K. Risjord

ISBN-10: 0873515315

ISBN-13: 9780873515313

ISBN-10: 0873515323

ISBN-13: 9780873515320

What do Paul Bunyan, Charles Lindbergh, and Jesse Ventura have in universal? Minnesota, after all! In a well-liked background of Minnesota, historian Norman okay. Risjord bargains a grand journey of the state's impressive heritage. This hugely readable quantity info every thing from the glacial formation of the land to the arriving of the Dakota and the Ojibwe humans, from Minnesota's contributions to the Northern reason in the course of the Civil conflict to the major gamers in reform politics who helped sculpt the id the nation keeps today.

A renowned background of Minnesota highlights the historic importance of Minnesota's common resources—the bountiful north woods, the valuable iron levels, the awesome Mississippi waterfall on which the Mill urban used to be outfitted. It information the robust marks left at the nation via such luminous figures as Oliver H. Kelley, founding father of the nationwide Grange move, Hubert H. Humphrey, champion of civil rights, and Betty Crocker, reduction to homemakers all over. energetic facet journeys define noteworthy topics, from the Kensington runestone to the devastating woodland fires of the Eighteen Nineties and Twenties, from the increase of the Mayo sanatorium to the protection of the Boundary Waters Canoe region wasteland. convenient tourists' publications spotlight ancient locations for readers who get pleasure from seeing the place heritage happened.

Fast-paced and informative, with beneficiant illustrations, a well-liked background of Minnesota is a must-read for beginners and verified Minnesotans alike.

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