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Voyageur Press, Stillwater: 1992. 0896582213 / 9780896582217 Revised Third Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. Gift inscription to previous owner appears on front endpaper. 
A collection of the most celebrated photographs from the acclaimed Minnesota Seasons calendar. Includes interesting, unusual, and little-known areas of Minnesota. Includes an Index. 
Price: 36.90 USD
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2 LASS, WILLIAM E. Minnesota: A History.
W. W. Norton & Company, New York / American Association for State and Local History, Nashville: 1983. 0393301451 / 9780393301458 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. Signed by the author. 
Farms, forests, and iron have fixed the image of Minnesota as an abundant and productive state where Americans came tobuild for themselves and their children a fuller, more equitabe life. Itis an image, believes author William E. Lass, that has been remarkably faithful to the facts. Includes a Historical Guide preparedby the editoers of the American Association for State and Local History, and an Index. "A well-balanced state history. . . .This fine volume will serve as a good beginning to Minnesota's history for the general public. Lass hasdone an admirable job. . . ." - Patrick E. McLear, The Journal of American History 
Price: 23.75 USD
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3 MEIER, PEG (COMPILER). Bring Warm Clothes: Letters And Photos From Minnesota's Past.
Minneapolis Tribune, Minneapolis: 1981. 0932272061 / 9780932272065 Tenth printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Here is a history about the ordinary people of Minnesota and how they lived. They tell their own stories through their letters and diaries, their newspapers and photographs, their business records and advertisements. Includes an Index. 
Price: 13.25 USD
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4 MEYER, SABINE N. We Are What We Drink: The Temperance Battle In Minnesota.
University of Illinois Press, Urbana and Chicago: 2015. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A powerful study of identity formation and the power of place in the shaping of history In We Are What We Drink, Sabine N. Meyer eschews the generalities of other temperance histories to provide a close-grained story about the connections between alcohol consumption and identity in the upper Midwest. Meyer examines the ever-shifting ways that ethnicity, gender, class, religion, and place interacted with each other during the long temperance battle in Minnesota. Her deconstruction of Irish and German ethnic positioning with respect to temperance activism provides a rare interethnic history of the movement. "At the same time, she shows how women engaged in temperance work as a way to form public identities and reforges the largely neglected, yet vital link between female temperance and suffrage activism. Relatedly, Meyer reflects on the continuities and changes between how the movement functioned to construct identity in the heartland versus the movement's more often studied roles in the East. She also gives a nuanced portrait of the culture clash between a comparatively reform-minded Minneapolis and dynamic anti-temperance forces in whiskey-soaked St. Paul--forces supported by government, community, and business institutions heavily invested in keeping the city wet. Ambitious and revelatory, We Are What We Drink offers a powerful study of identity formation and the power of place in the shaping of history. Sabine N. Meyer is an assistant professor of American studies at the Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Osnabrčck. "Long have we chanted the trinity of race, class, and gender, but only a few scholars have been able to pull off studies that integrate these issues. Meyer, more than almost anyone I can think of, genuinely succeeds. A major contribution, not only to the history of the temperance movement, but to the histories of Irish and German Americans, to the history of women's movements, and to the interpenetrating history of ethnicity, class, gender, and identity."--Paul Spickard, author of Race and Nation: Ethnic Systems in the Modern World "A thoughtful and balanced account. Meyer shows the complexities of ethnicity and the use of temperance and anti-temperance as motifs around which cultural agendas were arranged."--Ian Tyrrell, author of Reforming the World: The Creation of America's Moral Empire "In We Are What We Drink, Sabine Meyer has brewed a heady mix of social and cultural history that will be sure to grace the bookshelves of historians, sociologists, anthropologists and other scholars who are keen to embrace multidisciplinary approaches to our past. This masterfully researched and argued book is broad in scholarly design but deep in its examination of over a hundred years of the temperance movement in one Midwestern American city. It deftly considers developments in class, gender, ethnicity, and locality in Minnesota as it investigates the social, economic, political and cultural topography of St. Paul's struggles over alcohol and identity. The most enduring impact of this case study will be in its detailed and persuasive analysis of inter-ethnic relations among working and middle-class Irish and German Americans, who in support or in opposition to temperance crafted their own identities through contests over class, power and place in a transforming America. This book is a milestone in the history of social movements and local and regional identities in the U.S."--Thomas M. Wilson, editor of Drinking Cultures: Alcohol and Identity 
Price: 52.25 USD
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Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, Portland: 1976. 0912856238 / 9780912856230 Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. There is a slight tear in the dustjacket. 
Minnesota, the thirty-second state, has occupied a curiously obscure place in the consciousness of most Americans. Although well known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" (the official tally is a few tousand more), and for the recent spawning of several prominent political figures, awareness of its history, culture and natural resources seldom transcends the image of an Indian teritory populated by Scandinavian people who cut timber and labor in iron mines. Complementing Ron Van Zee's photographic sgtudies is Ivan Kubista's historical perspecive - together they present a fresh portrait of a land and people whose resources are marvelously diverse. 
Price: 13.02 USD
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