From Peasants to Farmers
The Migration from Balestrand, Norway, to the Upper Middle West
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From Peasants to Farmers by Jon Gjerde
Book DescriptionThis book examines a trans-Atlantic chain migration from a Norwegian fjord district to settlements in the nineteenth-century rural Upper Middle West and considers the social and economic conditions experienced in Europe as well as the immigrants' cultural adaptations to America.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521368223
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Jan-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Norwegians in Minnesota, Paperback (May 2002)» View all books by Jon Gjerde
The images of the Vikings professional football team, the stereotype of the "Norwegian bachelor farmer," and even Minnesotan's speech patterns proclaim the Norwegian heritage of Minnesota. But the Norwegian settlers have contributed much more to the state.
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