Explore six historical moments when the United States faced choices that would shape its destiny—choices between cooperation and independence, democracy and republic, isolation and involvement, power
Minnesota’s Own welcomes readers into twenty-two lovingly preserved homes through over two hundred color photographs and Millett’s captivating stories of their construction, original owners, and restorations.
African Americans Dred Scott and Harriet Robinson Scott lived at Fort Snelling in the 1830s as enslaved people. In the 1840s the Scotts sued for their freedom, arguing that having lived in “free territory” made them free. The 1857 Supreme Court decision that grew out of their suit moved the U.S. closer to civil war.