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Days of Rondo

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The Folklore of the Freeway

Author : Eric Avila
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When the interstate highway program connected America’s cities, it also divided them, cutting through and destroying countless communities. Affluent and predominantly white residents fought back in a much heralded “freeway revolt,” saving such historic neighborhoods as Greenwich Village and New Orleans’s French Quarter. This book tells of the other revolt, a movement of creative opposition, commemoration, and preservation staged on behalf of the mostly minority urban neighborhoods that lacked the political and economic power to resist the onslaught of highway construction. Within the context of the larger historical forces of the 1960s and 1970s, Eric Avila maps the creative strategies devised by urban communities to document and protest the damage that highways wrought. The works of Chicanas and other women of color—from the commemorative poetry of Patricia Preciado Martin and Lorna Dee Cervantes to the fiction of Helena Maria Viramontes to the underpass murals of Judy Baca—expose highway construction as not only a racist but also a sexist enterprise. In colorful paintings, East Los Angeles artists such as David Botello, Carlos Almaraz, and Frank Romero satirize, criticize, and aestheticize the structure of the freeway. Local artists paint murals on the concrete piers of a highway interchange in San Diego’s Chicano Park. The Rondo Days Festival in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the Black Archives, History, and Research Foundation in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami preserve and celebrate the memories of historic African American communities lost to the freeway. Bringing such efforts to the fore in the story of the freeway revolt, The Folklore of the Freeway moves beyond a simplistic narrative of victimization. Losers, perhaps, in their fight against the freeway, the diverse communities at the center of the book nonetheless generate powerful cultural forces that shape our understanding of the urban landscape and influence the shifting priorities of contemporary urban policy.

Mapping American Culture

Author : Wayne Franklin
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The Days of Rondo

Author : Evelyn Fairbanks
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Evelyn Fairbanks grew up in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s along Rondo Avenue -- the heart of St. Paul's largest black neighborhood. Her book tells the warm and human stories she recalls from those years in the then-vibrant community that was doomed to disappear with the coming of the freeways in the 1960s.

The Days of Haydn Mozart Beethoven

Author : Franz Joseph Haydn
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A collection of piano solos, composed by Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven.

A Knack for Knowing Things

Author : Donald Harold Boxmeyer
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Stories from St. Paul Neighborhoods and Beyond

Finding the Movement

Author : Anne Enke
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An analysis of the role public spaces&—parks, clubs, book stores&—played in shaping the feminist movement in three Midwestern cities during the 1960s and 1970s.

African Americans in Minnesota

Author : David Vassar Taylor
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While making up a smaller percentage of Minnesota's population compared to national averages, African Americans have had a profound influence on the history and culture of the state from its earliest days to the present. Author David Taylor chronicles the rich history of Blacks in the state through careful analysis of census and housing records, newspaper records, and first-person accounts. He recounts the triumphs and struggles of African Americans in Minnesota over the past 200 years in a clear and concise narrative. Major themes covered include settlement by Blacks during the territorial and early statehood periods; the development of urban Black communities in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Duluth; Blacks in rural areas; the emergence of Black community organizations and leaders in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries; and Black communities in transition during the turbulent last half of the twentieth century. Taylor also introduces influential and notable African Americans: George Bonga, the first African American born in the region during the fur trade era; Harriet and Dred Scott, whose two-year residence at Fort Snelling in the 1830s later led to a famous, though unsuccessful, legal challenge to the institution of slavery; John Quincy Adams, publisher of the state's first Black newspaper; Fredrick L. McGhee, the state's first Black lawyer; community leaders, politicians, and civil servants including James Griffin, Sharon Sayles Belton, Alan Page, Jean Harris, and Dr. Richard Green; and nationally influential artists including August Wilson, Lou Bellamy, Prince, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis. African Americans in Minnesota is the fourth book in The People ofMinnesota, a new series dedicated to telling the history of the state through the stories of its ethnic groups in accessible and illustrated paperbacks.

Central Corridor Project Ramsey County

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Rondo Hatton Beauty Within the Brute

Author : Scott Gallinghouse
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In the horror movie heyday of Universal Pictures, he made the studio back lot his own personal preyground: Rondo Hatton, star of the company’s “Creeper” series. The victim of a disfiguring disease, Hatton needed no makeup to play the Creeper, a night-prowling vertebrae-ker, in The Pearl of Death (1944), House of Horrors (1946) and The Brute Man (1946). A lot of misery and physical pain were packed into Rondo Hatton’s 51 years on Earth and he met his challenges with courage. This book tells Hatton’s full story and pays tribute with a full biography, the production histories of his five horror movies, artist George Chastain’s tribute to other “Brute Men” of the movies, artwork (and an afterword) by celebrated pop culture cartoonist Drew Friedman and more. Also: Rondo’s miraculous 21st-century “rebirth” as a coveted award for the finest in Monster Kid achievement.

Christmas in Minnesota

Author : Marilyn Ziebarth
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Like the warmth of a cabin fireplace and the twinkle of lights along the edge of a frozen lake, Christmas in Minnesota evokes memories of hoidays long ago. Familiar traditions echo across the years in funny, poignant, and surprising ways. The communal feast is the focus in the 1870s when a family welcomes a Swedish traveler to their cozy sod house on the prairie. The annual holiday pageant is at the heart of a moving story by Faith Sullivan about a schoolgirl frightened by her role in the spotlight. The spirit of giving is the theme as Evelyn Fairbanks, chronicler of St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood, remembers the stranger who made Christmas possible after her father’s untimely death in the 1930s. A dad struggles to reconnect with his son during this time of togetherness in a touching story by novelist Jon Hassler. A Civil War drummer boy prepares for a makeshift holiday while on duty with the First Minnesota. Essayist Bill Holm reflects on the joyous and burdensome ritual of composing the annual Christmas letter. These stories and many more, accompanied by vintage recipes, advertisements, photos, and decorations, recreate the excitement and spirit of Minnesota’s own Yuletide cheer.

Voices of Rondo

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In Voices of Rondo, real-life stories illuminate the northern urban Black experience during the first half of the twentieth century, through the memories and reflections of residents of Saint Paul’s historic Rondo community. We glimpse the challenges of racism and poverty and share the victories of a community that educated its children to become strong, to find personal pride, and to become the next generation of leaders in Saint Paul and beyond.

Caprice and Rondo

Author : Dorothy Dunnett
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With the bravura storytelling and pungent authenticity of detail she brought to her acclaimed Lymond Chronicles, Dorothy Dunnett, grande dame of the historical novel, presents The House of Niccolò series. The time is the 15th century, when intrepid merchants became the new knighthood of Europe. Among them, none is bolder or more cunning than Nicholas vander Poele of Bruges, the good-natured dyer's apprentice who schemes and swashbuckles his way to the helm of a mercantile empire. Winter 1474 finds Nicholas exiled in the frozen port of Danzig, Poland. His Machiavellian exploits in Scotland have cost him friends and family--not to mention countless riches. As the ice melts, temptations arise. Will he assist the Muslim Prince Uzum Hasan against the Turks? Will he lose himself among the secret, scented gardens of the Crimea in the arms of a close friend's bride? As Nicholas pursues his future, his estranged wife, Gelis, seeks the truth about his past, only to discover the secret identity of his latest comrade in arms--a tantalizing ghost from the past poised to deal him the crowning death blow. Shimmering with detail, alive with intrigue, Caprice and Rondo is Dorothy Dunnett's quicksilver evocation of a world where joy is fleeting, love is unexpected, and truth the rarest commodity of all.

Bluestone Rondo

Author : Walker Smith
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Multicultural fiction. A racial adaptation of Cain and Abel, set to a score of modern Jazz, obsession, and revenge. In 1927 Mississippi, a black tenant farmer?s wife gives birth to unusual twins?Calvin, who is dark, and Joe, who is light enough to pass for white. As they grow up, the boys learn that color is worth more than brotherhood in the Jim Crow South, and they fall into a trap that was set for them by generations of racial discord. After a violent fight, Joe disappears and Calvin is convicted for his murder. In 1949 Joe steps off a bus in New York City, passing himself off as a white man. Birdland has just opened, Jazz is king, and the entertainment industry is in a cold-sweat panic over McCarthy?s Blacklist. Joe finds work as a singer with a bebop band and meets Magda, a Greek studio violinist, who beguiles him with her blue eyes and broken English. Over time, Joe is also drawn into a moth-and-flame bond with black trumpet player Doc Calhoun, who sees through his racial masquerade and warns him of its pitfalls. And at Doc?s side is the unforgettable Pearl, who holds them all together, despite her struggle with heroin addiction. Slowly, Joe?s fear of exposure takes a turn for the irrational. He begins to see his brother in the shadows, and the radio coverage of the HUAC hearings taunts him with its daily question: Are you now or have you ever been . . . ? Bluestone Rondo is a story of life-and-death choices?a Jazz masterpiece of love and hate that leads to two volatile plot twists and one fatal showdown.

Blue Rondo

Author : John Lawton
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Written by 'a sublimely elegant historical novelist as addictive as crack' (Daily Telegraph), the Inspector Troy series is perfect for fans of Le Carré, Philip Kerr and Alan Furst. 1959. An old flame has returned to Troy's life: Kitty Stilton, now wife of an American presidential hopeful, has come back to London, and with her, an unwelcome guest. Private eye Joey Rork has been hired to make sure Kitty's amorous liaisons don't ruin her husband's political career. But before Rork can dig any dirt, he meets a gruesome end... But he isn't the only one, and with the body-count mounting is it possible that the blood trail leads back to Troy's police force and into his own forgotten past?

The Olden Time Series Curiosities of the Old Lottery the Days of the Spinning Wheel in New England New England Sunday Quaint and Curious Advertisements Some Strange and Curious Punishments and Literary Curiosities

Author : Henry M. Brooks
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North Star State History

Author : Dominic Francis Abram
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The Wizard of Rondo

Author : Emily Rodda
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Cousins Leo and Mimi return to the world of Rondo through their family's enchanted music box to rescue a missing wizard and foil the plans of the evil Blue Queen.

The North Dakota Quarterly

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The Key to Rondo

Author : Emily Rodda
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Responsible Leo and his badly-behaved cousin Mimi enter the magical world of Rondo through an heirloom music box to rescue Mimi's dog from a sorceress who wishes to exchange him for the key that allows travel between worlds.