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Steven J. Keillor
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Shaping Minnesota's Identity: 150 Years of State History

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Shaping Minnesota's Identity illustrates the pressures and choices Minnesotans have faced in their 150-year history. State and national events have affected Minnesota's social, political, and economic paths. Minnesotans have shared the nation's prosperity and its depressions. A landscape of 15,000 lakes, prairie soils, the North Woods, and the Mesabi iron range also makes

Hardcover, 297 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Pogo Press (first published December 4th 2007)
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Sep 19, 2010 Rebecca rated it it was ok
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Erik Larson (Devil in the White City) spoiled me for trying to read history. I wanted to learn about Minnesota history before making a trip there, but this was a slow slog. I'm going to try to access the Minnesota story by reading biographies of Hubert Humphrey and Paul Wellstone, followed by watching some of those old Dobie Gillis shows (based on student life at U Minn).
Mar 14, 2014 Scott rated it liked it
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Decent for the most part but Steven J. Keillor should not have been allowed to write about anything post-WWII.
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