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  • The Making of the Labor Movement - Online Course

    Minnesota History Is/As American History Discussion Topic: The Making of the Labor Movement Between World War I and World War II, immigrants and their descendants organized and created voices for themselves from their workplaces to the ballot box. How does understanding the intersections of immigration, ethnicity, race, and class change our understanding of the driving forces in Minnesota history? 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. To view all discussion topics in this 6-part series type 4705 in the search bar above, or click here! 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.
  • Tearing Up the Social Contract: The Hormel Strike of 1985-86 - Online Course

    Minnesota History Is/As American History Discussion Topic: Tearing Up the Social Contract: The Hormel Strike of 1985-86 The 1980s saw an end to Minnesota’s image as a bastion of economic security and political liberalism in the post-WWII era, as picket lines in Austin, Minnesota became a symbol of a new harsh reality in the United States. What led to this change and what has its continuing impact been? 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. To view all discussion topics in this 6-part series type 4705 in the search bar above, or click here! 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.
  • Globalization and the New Immigration of the Late 20th and Early 21st Century - Online Course

    Minnesota History Is/As American History Discussion Topic: Globalization and the New Immigration of the Late 20th and Early 21st Century Why has Minnesota become the new home for hundreds of thousands of immigrants of color from southeast Asia, central America, and east Africa? How have they been received? How do their experiences parallel the experiences of earlier waves of immigrants from different parts of Europe? 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. To view all discussion topics in this 6-part series type 4705 in the search bar above, or click here! 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