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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.
"The work, which covers 60 distinct ethnic groups in 32 chapters, is the most ambitious ethnic research project so far undertaken by any state. If you are a descendant of Icelanders or Lebanese, Greeks or Japanese, you will find interesting material in this book about your forebears and how it was when they settled in Minnesota."—St. Paul Dispatch-Pioneer Press
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June Drenning Holmquist, head of the Minnesota Historical Society's publishing program from 1956 to 1981 and the first woman to be named an assistant director of the society, served as editor of the Minnesota Ethnic History Project. She is the author of half a dozen books and numerous articles on subjects related to Minnesota and midwestern history.Review:
"This book is too good to miss, especially if you're from Minnesota (or most of Wisconsin, or the Dakotas) and are interested in your heritage. . . .The book is a treasure-trove . . .and it's terrific." -- Saint Paul Pioneer Press
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Book Description Minnesota Historical Society Pr, 1981. Paperback. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May include supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # mon0001321577
Book Description Minnesota Historical Society Pr, 1981. Paperback. Condition: Acceptable. Item is intact, but may show shelf wear. Pages may include notes and highlighting. May or may not include supplemental or companion material. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # mon0001939034
Book Description Minnesota Historical Society Press. Paperback. Condition: Good. Seller Inventory # G0873511557I3N00
Book Description Minnesota Historical Society Pr, 1981. Paperback. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_281797348
Book Description Minnesota Historical Society Press. 1981. 0873511557, 1981. HB. No DW. Boards & spine faded. Previous owners signature to FFEP. Good. This is a heavy book & will require extra postage. Seller Inventory # 13082
Book Description Minnesota Historical Society Pr, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Near fine, unmarked book in VG DJ. Oversized, 9 X 11 inches. 614 pages. Printed map end sheets. Traces the history of various ethnic groups in Minnesota, beginning with the Dakota and Ojibway. Seller Inventory # 1711192ShelfAA-Base
Book Description Minnesota Historical Society, St Paul, MN, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. Several short tears top of DJ; Endpaper maps. Illus. List of the 27 contributors. Inscribed and signed by the editor on half title page ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 614 pages; Signed by Editor. Seller Inventory # 8527