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Our Lady of the Runestone and America’s Baptism with Catholic Blood

David M. Krueger

in Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696918
eISBN:
9781452952444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Four illustrates how Catholics interpreted the runic inscription to contain a prayer to the Blessed Mother, the first of which uttered in North America. This assertion helped church leaders ... More


Knutson’s Last Stand: Fabricating the First White Martyrs of the American West

David M. Krueger

in Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696918
eISBN:
9781452952444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Two demonstrates the appeal of Viking myths to Minnesotans who embraced the artifact as proof that the conquest of the American West was blessed by God. The rune stone is examined in light of ... More


A Holy Mission to Minnesota

David M. Krueger

in Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696918
eISBN:
9781452952444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction describes the origins of the Kensington Rune Stone and the culture that was built up around it by its defenders. It discusses broadly the class, racial, and religious distinctions ... More


Westward from Vinland: An Immigrant Saga by Hjalmar Holand

David M. Krueger

in Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696918
eISBN:
9781452952444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter One outlines the immediate aftermath of Ohman’s discovery of the Kensington Rune Stone in 1898 and also situates the rune stone in the history of Scandinavian immigrant fascination with ... More


On Becoming a Good Republican

William D. Green

in Degrees of Freedom: The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693467
eISBN:
9781452950594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693467.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter 3 looks at the celebration of black suffrage rights and the challenge of white patrons to blacks to work hard to be farmers and skilled laborers as a means of becoming bona fide Republicans, ... More


Digital State: The Story of Minnesota's Computing Industry

Thomas J. Misa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683314
eISBN:
9781452948973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683314.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Digital State tells the long overdue history of Minnesota’s world famous computer industry. The book profiles each of the most notable Minnesota companies, beginning with the founding of the ... More


Industrial Dynamics: Minnesota Embraces the Information Economy

Thomas J. Misa

in Digital State: The Story of Minnesota's Computing Industry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683314
eISBN:
9781452948973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683314.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

‘Industrial Dynamics’ outlines how Minnesota embraced the “information economy” in its workforce and notable institutions (inc. Minneapolis Federal Reserve, University, and statewide educational ... More


Maurice Jernigan Takes a Stand

William D. Green

in Degrees of Freedom: The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693467
eISBN:
9781452950594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693467.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter 2 focuses on the role that barbers played to advance black equality.


Innovation Machine: Control Data’s Supercomputers, Services, and Social Vision

Thomas J. Misa

in Digital State: The Story of Minnesota's Computing Industry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683314
eISBN:
9781452948973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683314.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

‘Innovation Machine’ presents the best available account of Control Data, a pivotal company active in supercomputing, computer services, and social vision. Assessments of computer guru Seymour Cray ... More


Minnesota Goes High-Tech

Thomas J. Misa

in Digital State: The Story of Minnesota's Computing Industry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683314
eISBN:
9781452948973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683314.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Introduction sets the stage, explaining with the commercial, agricultural, and industrial development of the state (1850s–1940s). It also introduces the “industrial district” concept and gives a ... More


Building Mr. Bell’s Museum

Sue Leaf

in A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675647
eISBN:
9781452947457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675647.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the birth of the Minnesota Natural History Museum. The museum at the zoology building was full due to the large dioramas. Unfortunately for Thomas Sandler Roberts, the state ... More


Degrees of Freedom: The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912

William D. Green

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693467
eISBN:
9781452950594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693467.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Spanning the half-century after the Civil War, Degrees of Freedom draws a rare picture of black experience in a northern state and of the nature of black discontent and action within a predominantly ... More


When America Came to St. Paul

William D. Green

in Degrees of Freedom: The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693467
eISBN:
9781452950594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693467.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter 1 shows the fall and rise of racial equality in Minnesota, using as an illustration the life of Jim Thompson.


The Election of J. Frank Wheaton

William D. Green

in Degrees of Freedom: The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693467
eISBN:
9781452950594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693467.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter 11 examines the campaign that led to Wheaton’s election as the first black legislator in Minnesota history.


St. Paul Start-up: Engineering Research Associates Builds a Pioneering Computer

Thomas J. Misa

in Digital State: The Story of Minnesota's Computing Industry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683314
eISBN:
9781452948973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683314.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

‘St. Paul Start Up’ locates the pioneering Engineering Research Associates company in the Midway industrial district, which gave it the talent and special skills to succeed in building an early ... More


The Sons of Freedom

William D. Green

in Degrees of Freedom: The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693467
eISBN:
9781452950594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693467.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter 4 looks at the attempt of black leaders to create an organization to aid blacks in acquiring farms, apprenticeships, and quality education.


Senate Bill no. 181

William D. Green

in Degrees of Freedom: The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693467
eISBN:
9781452950594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693467.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter 6 examines the national effort to end discrimination as reflected in Congress with enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1875, the lack of impact that it had to secure rights to public ... More


A Certain Class of Citizens

William D. Green

in Degrees of Freedom: The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693467
eISBN:
9781452950594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693467.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter 7 documents the massing complaints of black Minnesotans against the discrimination they continued to encounters and a resolve to organize to confront it, associating for a time with militant ... More


The Renaissance of the Cakewalk

William D. Green

in Degrees of Freedom: The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693467
eISBN:
9781452950594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693467.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter 9 examines how Minnesota’s black political and business elite, in recognizing Washington’s power, embraces Washington’s agenda for Southern black advancement through accommodation while ... More


High-Technology Innovation: Medical Devices and Beyond

Thomas J. Misa

in Digital State: The Story of Minnesota's Computing Industry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683314
eISBN:
9781452948973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683314.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

‘High Technology Innovation’ presents and assesses a unique dataset on nearly 250 Minnesota computer companies (1980-2011), making unexpected connections between the computing and medical device ... More


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