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Ariel's EcologyPlantations, Personhood, and Colonialism in the American Tropics

Ariel's Ecology: Plantations, Personhood, and Colonialism in the American Tropics

Monique Allewaert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677276
eISBN:
9781452947747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677276.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

What happens if we abandon the assumption that a person is a discrete, world-making agent who acts on and creates place? This, this book contends, is precisely what occurred on eighteenth-century ... More

Backwater BluesThe Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

Richard M. Mizelle Jr.

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Backwater Blues offers a critique of long-standing ideas of African American environmental complacency by showing the ways in which black commentators from W.E.B. Du Bois to Bessie Smith provided an ... More

Black Star, Crescent MoonThe Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America

Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America

Sohail Daulatzai

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675852
eISBN:
9781452947600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675852.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

“The same rebellion, the same impatience, the same anger that exists in the hearts of the dark people in Africa and Asia,” Malcolm X declared in a 1962 speech, “is existing in the hearts and minds of ... More

Breathing Race into the MachineThe Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics

Breathing Race into the Machine: The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics

Lundy Braun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683574
eISBN:
9781452949185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683574.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The spirometer is used routinely to diagnose respiratory disease in specialist and primary care settings, although most patients probably do not recognize the name of the device. An important feature ... More

Creole IndigeneityBetween Myth and Nation in the Caribbean

Creole Indigeneity: Between Myth and Nation in the Caribbean

Shona N. Jackson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677757
eISBN:
9781452948232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677757.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

During the colonial period in Guyana, the country’s coastal lands were worked by enslaved Africans and indentured Indians. This book investigates how their descendants, collectively called Creoles, ... More

Debating the End of HistoryThe Marketplace, Utopia, and the Fragmentation of Intellectual Life

Debating the End of History: The Marketplace, Utopia, and the Fragmentation of Intellectual Life

David W. Noble

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680580
eISBN:
9781452948669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680580.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

While other scholars have demonstrated that the global marketplace is timeful and complex and not timeless and simple, my book is unique because I analyze how four academic groups-historians, ... More

Degrees of FreedomThe Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912

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

Digital StateThe Story of Minnesota's Computing Industry

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

Ends of EmpireAsian American Critique and the Cold War

Ends of Empire: Asian American Critique and the Cold War

Jodi Kim

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816655915
eISBN:
9781452946221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816655915.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book examines Asian American cultural production and its challenge to the dominant understanding of American imperialism, Cold War dynamics, and race and gender formation. The book demonstrates ... More

Escape from New YorkThe New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem

Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem

Davarian L. Baldwin and Minkah Makalani (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677382
eISBN:
9781452947877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677382.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the midst of vast cultural and political shifts in the early twentieth century, politicians and cultural observers variously hailed and decried the rise of the “New Negro.” This phenomenon was ... More

Firsting and LastingWriting Indians out of Existence in New England

Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians out of Existence in New England

Jean M. O'Brien

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665778
eISBN:
9781452946672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665778.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Across nineteenth-century New England, antiquarians and community leaders wrote hundreds of local histories about the founding and growth of their cities and towns. Ranging from pamphlets to ... More

A Love Affair with BirdsThe Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts

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

Sue Leaf

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675647
eISBN:
9781452947457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675647.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book presents a full biography of a key figure in Minnesota’s past: Thomas Sadler Roberts (1858–1946), a doctor for three decades, a bird lover virtually from birth, the father of Minnesota ... More

The Lure of the North WoodsCultivating Tourism in the Upper Midwest

The Lure of the North Woods: Cultivating Tourism in the Upper Midwest

Aaron Shapiro

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677924
eISBN:
9781452946764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677924.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book explores the origins and development of the North Woods vacation landscape and experience, demonstrating how tourism altered land, people, and institutions across northern Minnesota, ... More

Lusophone AfricaBeyond Independence

Lusophone Africa: Beyond Independence

Fernando Arenas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669837
eISBN:
9781452946948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669837.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book is a study of the contemporary cultural production of Portuguese-speaking Africa and its critical engagement with globalization in the aftermath of colonialism, especially since the advent ... More

Mark My WordsNative Women Mapping Our Nations

Mark My Words: Native Women Mapping Our Nations

Mishuana Goeman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677900
eISBN:
9781452948218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677900.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Mishuana Goeman provides feminist interventions into an analysis of colonial spatial restructuring of Native lands and bodies in the twentieth century. Through an examination of the ways that Native ... More

Minnesota's MiracleLearning from the Government That Worked

Minnesota's Miracle: Learning from the Government That Worked

Tom Berg

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680528
eISBN:
9781452948690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680528.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Social upheaval, political gridlock, and controversies over taxes, the environment, and an unpopular war: the state of Minnesota in 1968 was a lot like the state of America today. This book’s account ... More

Myths of the Rune StoneViking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

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

David M. Krueger

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696918
eISBN:
9781452952444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Myths of the Rune Stone tells the story of how white Midwesterners created, adapted, and propagated a myth that Viking missionaries had visited their region and were “massacred” by local Indians ... More

Oil Culture

Oil Culture

Ross Barrett and Daniel Worden (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

In the 150 years since the birth of the petroleum industry, oil has saturated our culture, fueling our cars and wars, our economy and policies. But just as thoroughly, culture saturates oil. So what ... More

Once Were PacificM ori Connections to Oceania

Once Were Pacific: M ori Connections to Oceania

Alice Te Punga Somerville

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677566
eISBN:
9781452948003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677566.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Native identity is usually associated with a particular place. But what if that place is the ocean? This book explores this question as it considers how Māori and other Pacific peoples frame their ... More

Precarious PrescriptionsContested Histories of Race and Health in North America

Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America

Laurie B. Green, John Mckiernan-González, and Martin Summers (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690466
eISBN:
9781452949444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This collection of essays explores the complex interplay between disease as biological phenomenon, illness as a subjective experience, race as an ideological construct, and racism as a material ... More

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