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10,000 Books Weblog : Minnesota Historical Society Press

Published: Mon, 04 Dec 2017 22:28:48 +0000


Swedish Toffee Shortbread Slices (Skurna Knäckkakor)

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:57:52 +0000

Patrice Johnson is a Nordic food geek and meatball historian who loves to give old Scandinavian recipes a modern spin. Her new book is  Jul: Swedish American Holiday Traditions. In exploring these holiday customs, Patrice begins with her own family’s Christmas Eve gathering, which involves a combination of culinary traditions: allspice-scented meatballs, Norwegian lefse served Swedish [...]

Joshua Preston, winner of the Solon J. Buck Award for 2016

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:42:23 +0000

Minnesota History, our quarterly journal, was established 102 years ago by Solon J. Buck, director of the Minnesota Historical Society, who also served as the journal’s first editor. Buck went on to become archivist of the United States while the magazine went on to become the compelling, richly illustrated publication we value today, with a [...]

Q&A with Klas Bergman, author of Scandinavians in the State House

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:33:59 +0000

Join us on Wednesday, April 19, at the American Swedish Institute to celebrate the publication of Scandinavians in the State House: How Nordic Immigrants Shaped Minnesota Politics by Klas Bergman. Klas will be joined in conversation by Tom Berg, attorney and former state legislator. Event details here. $5 per person, reservations requested. Klas will also [...]

Q & A with Mai Neng Moua, author of The Bride Price: A Hmong Wedding Story

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 18:00:15 +0000

Mai Neng Moua founded the Hmong literary arts journal Paj Ntaub Voice and edited the groundbreaking Bamboo Among the Oaks: Contemporary Writing by Hmong Americans.  In her new memoir, The Bride Price: A Hmong Wedding Story, she shares how she struggles to reconcile two cultures: Hmong and American. Meet Mai Neng at 6:00 p.m. on [...]

Q & A With Elizabeth Ann Bartlett, author of Making Waves: Grassroots Feminism in Duluth & Superior

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:57:46 +0000

Beginning in the late 1970s, a wave of feminist organizing broke on the shores of the Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin. Its impact has transformed the lives of women and men in these communities and far beyond. In Making Waves: Grassroots Feminism in Duluth and Superior, historian Elizabeth Ann Bartlett chronicles [...]

Q & A with Caroline Burau, author of Tell Me Exactly What Happened: Dispatches from 911

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 17:05:38 +0000

In her new book, Tell Me Exactly What Happened, veteran 911 operator Caroline Burau shares her on-the-job experiences at both a single-person call center (complicated by a public walk-up window) and a ground and air ambulance service. We asked Caroline more about the changes in the 911 dispatch community and the specific challenges dispatchers face. Meet Caroline [...]

“People Like Us” by David Lawrence Grant

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:30:39 +0000

Excerpt from David Lawrence Grant’s essay, “People Like Us,” in A Good Time for the Truth: Race in America, edited by Sun Yung Shin Minnesota Not-Nice Anyone who has ever been in a difficult, complicated relationship knows that the opposite of love is not hate. It’s indifference. Neglect is indifference’s twin sister. And there is no such thing as [...]

Q & A with Michelle Leon, author of I Live Inside: Memoirs of a Babe in Toyland

Wed, 11 May 2016 19:50:07 +0000

Michelle Leon was the bass player for the influential punk band Babes in Toyland from 1987 to 1992, and again in 1997. In her new memoir, I Live Inside: Memoirs of a Babe in Toyland, she takes readers on the roller coaster ride of the rock-and-roll lifestyle and her own journey of self-discovery. Meet [...]

Twin Cities Independent Bookstore Day is this Saturday!

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:43:46 +0000

We’re excited to be a sponsor of this year’s Twin Cities Independent Bookstores Passport! This Saturday, April 30 is the Second Annual Independent Bookstore Day, and to celebrate, ten Twin Cities area bookstores have teamed up to produce a Bookstore Day Passport. As noted on the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association website: Customers pick up a copy of the [...]

Q & A with Cheri Register, author of The Big Marsh

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 21:53:13 +0000

Cheri Register’s newest book, The Big Marsh: The Story of a Lost Landscape, recounts how a rural community is changed forever when moneyed interests conspire to transform a treasured wetland. As Sue Leaf, author of Potato City and The Bullhead Queen, notes: “The Big Marsh describes the glorious dreams, the grandiose schemes, the lies, the deception, the [...]