by Odd Lovoll Hardcover / Paperback
Lovoll, born in Norway and professor emeritus of history at St. Olaf College, has authored many books and articles on Norwegian immigration to the Upper Midwest. His earlier books, and those by many other authors, have generally been centered on experiences immigrants faced in big cities or on the hardships ... ... more
by Andrea R. Foroughi Hardcover
During the Civil War, James Madison Bowler and Elizabeth Caleff Bowler courted, married, became parents, and bought a farm. They attended dances, talked politics, and confided their deepest fears. However due to the war, they went to — and through — many of these events separately, sharing them with each other through ... ... more
by Richard Moe Paperback
Minnesota, the newest state in the Union, became the first to send volunteers to fight in the Civil War. That "first" perhaps marked the beginning of Minnesota's ongoing reputation as a very citizen-participatory state.
In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln put out a call for troops. Shortly after that, MN Governor Ramsey volunteered 1,000 men ... ... more