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History Book Club: Flames of Discontent by Gary Kaunonen @ Roseville Library
January 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Join the East Side Freedom Library and the Osher Livelong Learning Institute at the Roseville Library for this book club event discussing FLAMES OF DISCONTENT by Gary Kaunonen.
This event is at:
2180 Hamline Avenue North (Hamline at County Road B)
Roseville, MN 55113
Wednesday, January 16 at 1:00 p.m. in the library’s upstairs board room
A working-class history of a 1916 miners’ strike in northern Minnesota, one of the most important events in organized labor of the early twentieth century
On June 2, 1916, forty mostly immigrant mineworkers in Aurora, Minnesota, walked off the job—a labor disturbance that would mushroom into one of the most contentious battles between organized labor and management in the early 1900s. Gary Kaunonen tells the story of what this pivotal moment meant for workers and immigrants, mining and labor relations in Minnesota and beyond.
“Based on the most thorough base of documentary evidence that any study of this strike has engaged, Flames of Discontent breaks significant new ground in exploring, narrating, and interpreting one of the most important strikes in Minnesota history. Gary Kaunonen weaves his primary sources together so effectively that his readers are transported to 1916 and feel that we are listening in person to workers’ meetings, picket lines, and tavern debates.”—Peter Rachleff, East Side Freedom Library, St. Paul