North Star Country by Meridel Le SueurNorth Star Country by Meridel Le Sueur

North Star Country

byMeridel Le Sueur, Blanche Gelfant

Paperback | September 1, 1998

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North Star Country explores country stores and county fairs, labor unions and dusty roads traveled by peddlers and truck drivers, and farms where families toil. Written in 1945 by acclaimed activist and writer Meridel Le Sueur, this unconventional history shines an uncommon light on the lives of ordinary people in the Upper Midwest.

In the tradition of James Agee and John Dos Passos, Le Sueur creates a mosaic from the fabric of everyday life, including newspapers clippings, private letters, diaries, and lyrics from popular songs. Each quotation and brief vignette opens a window to an entire lifetime or a way of life. North Star Country highlights the struggles of American Indians and offers a fresh sensibility, untangling the history of the Upper Midwest, sorting it out and returning it to the common people, to common readers.

Title:North Star CountryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:348 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 1.1 inPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:University of Minnesota PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0816632529

ISBN - 13:9780816632527

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Country stores, dusty roads, big farms, and county fairs remind us of a place familiar to us. Written in 1945 by acclaimed activist and writer Meridel Le Sueur, this unconventional history shines an uncommon light on the lives of ordinary people in the Upper Midwest. North Star Country weaves a mosaic from the fabric of everyday life, including newspaper clippings, private letters, diaries, and lyrics from songs of the era. The book also offers insight into the plight of the Native Americans in the region, and attempts to untangle the region’s recent past.