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Minnesota Immigration and Migration in the late 19th/early 20th Century- Online Course


Classes for Adults / Special Topics & Events -
Winter 2021 - Adult

Minnesota History Is/As American History

Discussion Topic: Minnesota Immigration and Migration in the late 19th/early 20th Century
As social, economic and political change swept through Southern, Central, and Eastern Europe, and the industrial revolution transformed North America, new immigrants came to Minnesota. How did the influx affect and change Minnesota's working class? How were late 19th/ early 20th century immigrants like and unlike the immigrants who had come earlier and whose children and grandchildren were becoming “American”? What kinds of relationships did they develop with each other?

An effective way to explore broad national developments and patterns is to dig deeply into a specific, local experience. Join Peter Rachleff, co-founder of St. Paul’s East Side Freedom Library, for a deep dive into local history that is intended to provoke ideas, questions, and conversations about the very meaning of American history.

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This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux.

The morning of your class you will receive an email with your online meeting information. If your class has handouts those will be sent with your meeting information. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.

Peter Rachleff

Peter Rachleff taught American Labor, Immigration and African American History at Macalester College for over 30 years. He has retired from college instruction and is now leading a new project, the East Side Freedom Library, which is transforming the historic Carnegie library formerly know as Arlington Hills Library into a labor and immigration history center.  Click here to learn more about the East Side Freedom Library.

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Online Course : Zoom - T
Wednesday, Mar 3
7:00 - 8:00 PM

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Min Age   16 yr.