miners

Immigrants. Working-class people who feel they have no voice. Jobs.

Labor historian Gary Kaunonen talks about the conversations then and now ... and why he thinksĀ  history - for everyone - should be a basic human right.

Flames of Discontent: The 1916 Minnesota Iron Ore Strike is published by University of Minnesota Press.

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Doug Luthanen grew up in Ely, the town "at the end of the road."

He says that isolation, combined with a different kind of mining than that in the rest of the Range, created a unique culture of mines, miners and regular folks.