Norwegians in Minnesota by Jon Gjerde
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Norwegians in Minnesota
By Jon Gjerde

Norwegians in Minnesota

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Norwegians in Minnesota by Jon Gjerde

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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, as authors Carlton C Qualey and Jon A Gjerde make clear. The Norwegians, who first arrived in territorial days, created lasting farming settlements, especially in the Red River Valley. Their Lutheran churches continue to dot the landscape. But their experience was also urban, as they entered the trades and industries of the Twin Cities. Today, the Norwegian influence is evident in Minnesota art, culture, cuisine, and speech. Norwegian culture permeates the state's character and helps define Minnesota's unique social, political, and business environment.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780873514217
ISBN-10: 0873514211
Format: Paperback
(155mm x 230mm x 9mm)
Pages: 100
Imprint: Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S.
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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From Peasants to Farmers by Jon Gjerde From Peasants to Farmers, Paperback (January 1989)

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Author Biography - Jon Gjerde

Jon A Gjerde is professor of history at University of California, Berkeley, and author of 'The Minds of the West: Ethnocultural Evolution in the Rural Middle West, 1830-1917'.

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