Minneapolis in the Twentieth Century: The Growth of an American City

Minneapolis in the Twentieth Century: The Growth of an American City

Regular price
$27.90
Sale price
$27.90
Regular price
$27.94
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Today, Minneapolis is considered one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. However, like most cities, Minneapolis has its own checkered history.

Iric Nathanson shines a light in dark corners of the city's past, exploring corruption that existed between the police department and city hall, brutal suppression of Depression-era unions, and reports on anti-Semitism at midcentury. Still other subjects that on the surface seem disparaging offer the city's residents an opportunity to shine. Community leaders make a difference during the "long, hot summer" of 1967, when racial violence exploded across the country. Concerned neighbors guide transportation policy from more and bigger highways to forward-looking light rail transit. A forgotten riverfront is transformed into a magnet for people wishing to live and play at the site of the city's earliest successes.

Nathanson skillfully tells these stories and more, always with an eye toward how noteworthy characters, plotlines, and scenes helped create the Minneapolis we know today.

Author: Iric Nathanson
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Published: 11/01/2009
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.30w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9780873517256
Award: Minnesota Book Award - Finalist