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Power Line Controversy: Secondary Sources: Books & Articles

Articles

Transmission lines on farm of Oscar Lindahl located in Shaefer, 03/30/1931.
 
"Trouble on the Land, Confrontation on the Prairie," by Paul David Wellstone and Lamont Tarbox.
In The Progressive, vol. 41, no. 12 (Dec. 1977): pp. 41-43.
MNHS call number: TK3091.M6 C684

Books

Powerline: The First Battle of America's Energy War, by Paul Wellstone and Barry M. Casper ; foreword by Senator Tom Harkin.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2003.
MNHS call number: HD9502.U53 M68 2003

Film & Video

Dairy Queens, videorecording
A documentary by John DeGraaf, Ellen Anthony, Karen Lehman, and Jim Mulligan.
Minneapolis : New Front Films, c1982.
This brief documentary gives an overview of the problems faced by family farms in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Beginning at 14:22, there is a narrative on the actions taken by Alice and John Tripp against the power lines, including footage of construction and protests.
MNHS call number: Videotape 85

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