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To close out the millennium, Minnesota Public Radio's All Things Considered presents a look back at Minnesota life in 1900 via a 12-part series, entitled “A Minnesota Century.” This segment is the story of journalist Eva McDonald. Her work exposing the harsh conditions endured by women in the new factories propelled her into the forefront of the very male world of labor politics.

The late 1800s was a turbulent time in Minnesota. A tide of popular discontent with the power of the railway magnates, bankers, and corporations led to the rise of organizations like the Farmers' Alliance and the Knights of Labor to fight for the ordinary American worker.

This is the sixth of twelve reports.

Click links below for other reports in series:

part 1: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/01/25/a-minnesota-century-sugar-point

part 2: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/02/23/a-minnesota-century-predictions

part 3: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/03/29/a-minnesota-century-lincoln-fey

part 4: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/04/26/a-minnesota-century-the-road-to-bagley

part 5: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/05/31/a-minnesota-century-mining-the-north

part 7: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/07/26/a-minnesota-century-the-mayo-brothers

part 8: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/08/30/a-minnesota-century-rhoda-emery

part 9: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/09/27/a-minnesota-century-maud-hart-lovelace

part 10: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/10/28/a-minnesota-century-the-story-of-cole-younger

part 11: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/11/29/a-minnesota-century-fredrick-lamar-mcghee-an-early-leader

part 12: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/12/27/a-minnesota-century-news-100-years-ago

Awarded:

2000 The Gracie Allen Award, Radio - Outstanding News Story/Series category

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