When you turn on your air conditioning this summer or pick up some cheese for a picnic, a cooperative business may be behind it. Cooperatives have played an important part in Wisconsin’s history. Whenever residents couldn’t get what they needed, they’d form cooperative businesses to do it themselves. Commentator Eric Dregni shares their revolutionary story.
Commentator Eric Dregni is an assistant professor of English at Concordia University in St. Paul. He’s the author of several books including the Vikings in the Attic: In Search of Nordic America.