The Minneapolis School Board Election, c.1875

Published October 28, 2014 by Kirsten Delegard One week from today voters will go to the polls. This year, one of the most contentious electoral contests is for school board in Minneapolis, where debates about education have moved to the center of the public policy arena. Today’s blog post–written by Tamatha Perlman–shows how the city’s […]

“An army of women determined to have the ballot”

Published May 2, 2014 by Anna Romskog Today’s blogger is Anna Romskog, a junior history major at Augsburg College and an intern with the Historyapolis Project. Exactly 100 years ago today, “Minneapolis learned by practical demonstration that those who ask the ballot for women are distinctly not a bevy of hopeless spinsters, unhappily married women […]

“The Duty of Not Keeping Silent”: Martha Ripley and Minneapolis Maternity Hospital

Published April 24, 2014 by Jacqueline deVries Guest blogger today is Jacqueline deVries, Professor of History and Women’s Studies at Augsburg College. deVries is writing a book on women’s health care in Britain and its empire. To modern eyes, there is nothing revolutionary about this sweet image of babies in nursery baskets. But these babies […]

Myrtle A. Cain: “indorsed by the Working People’s Political League”

Published March 25, 2014 by Anna Romskog Today’s blogger is Anna Romskog is a junior history major at Augsburg College. She will be a regular presence here during 2014, when she will be working as one of the student researchers for the Historyapolis Project. This card–from 1922–urges voters in the 28th district of Minneapolis to […]