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Norwegians and Swedes in the United States: Friends and Neighbors (Paperback)

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By Philip J. Anderson (Editor), Dag Blanck (Editor), Donna Gabaccia (Foreword by)
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To early American immigrants, nineteenth-century newcomers from the Scandinavian peninsula likely seemed all of a type. to immigrants hailing from Norway and Sweden, however, differences in language, culture, and religion sorted them into distinct groupings: not Scandinavian, but Norwegian or Swedish--and proud of their lineage.

How did these differences affect relationships in the new world? In what ways did Swedes and Norwegians preserve their cultures in the city and in rural areas? On what political subjects did they disagree--or perhaps agree? Did they build communities together or in opposition to each other? Where they were neighbors, were they also friends? In this groundbreaking volume, scholars from the United States, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark debate these issues
and more, sharing perspectives on context, culture, conflict, and community.

Essayists include Philip J. Anderson, Jennifer Attebery, H. Arnold Barton, Ulf Jonas Bjork, Dag Blanck, Jorn Brondal, Angela Falk, Mark Granquist, Per Olof Gronberg, Ingeborg Kongslien, James p. Leary, Joy K. Lintelman, Odd S. Lovoll, David Mauk, Byron J. Nordstrom, Kurt W. Peterson, Harald Runblom, and Mark Safstrom.

Philip J. Anderson is professor of church history at North Park University in Chicago. Dag Blanck is director of the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana College, Rock Island, and associate professor of history at Uppsala University, Sweden.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780873518161
ISBN-10: 0873518160
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2011
Pages: 327
Language: English