The New Minnesotans by Gregg Aamot
Essential reading for anyone interested in the changing cultural and economic landscape in Minnesota

``A provocative look at modern day immigration in Minnesota”
- Plains Magazine

``The New Minnesotans … examines these newcomers and the challenges of cultural identity and assimilation.''
- The West Central Tribune

``An enlightening book about the immigration cycles of American history and the magnificent stories of the people who were part of it.''
- La Gran America

``The journalistic style is light and engaging.''
- MinnPost

``Required reading in college classrooms all over the state.''
- Ridgewater College magazine

``Aamot puts a very human face on the state's changing cultural and economic landscape.''
- Minnesota History

The New Minnesotans ``will help put the state's changing demographics in a better focus than much of the rhetoric lobbed back and forth in political debates."
- The Rochester Post-Bulletin

Aamot ``takes a thorough yet even-handed look at what is often a volatile subject.''
- The Marshall Independent

``Aamot's take on the changing face of Minnesota is engaging.''
- Edina Magazine

``The New Minnesotans ... sheds brilliant light on how (immigrants' and refugees') traditional cultures are merging into Minnesota, sometimes smoothly and sometimes not, to create our mutual future.''
- Douglas McGill, former New York Times reporter and author of Here: A global citizen's journey.

``The fresh approach of this book and the frank discussion of some of the new immigrants' tribulations and achievements make it great reading.''
- Mayra Taylor, language instructor, Gustavus Adolphus College.

``Much has been written about the first great wave of immigrants who arrived in this country between 1820 and 1950. ... The New Minnesotans: Stories of Immigrants and Refugees provides a much needed account of a second great wave of immigrants who arrived over the last half-century.''
- The Chisago County Historical

Read Gregg's latest work at MinnPost

See which schools have used The New Minnesotans:
St. John’s University
University of Minnesota
Ridgewater College
South Central Community College
St. Cloud State University
Minnesota State-Moorhead
St. Catherine University
College of St. Benedict
University of St. Thomas
Gustavus Adolphus College
University of Wisconsin-Marathan County
Normandale Community College

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