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The creation of an ethnic identity : being Swedish American in the Augustana Synod, 1860-1917

Author: Dag Blanck
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In his book, Dag Blanck analyzes how Swedish American identity was constructed, maintained, and changed in the Augustana Synod from 1860 to 1917. The author poses three fundamental questions: How did an ethnic identity develop in the Augustana synod? Of what did that ethnic identity consist? Why did that ethnic identity come into being?" "[summary]"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
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Blanck, Dag.
Creation of an ethnic identity.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607884703
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dag Blanck
ISBN: 0809327155 9780809327157
OCLC Number: 64688678
Description: x, 256 pages, [6] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Setting the stage : ethnicity and identity in Swedish America --
Coming to America : the establishment of the Augustana Synod --
Schooling the Swedish Americans : education in the Augustana Synod --
A Swedish-American tradition at Augustana College --
Reading, writing, and identity formation in Swedish America --
The Augustana Book concern as a source for Swedish-American identity --
Putting the past to use : the creation of a Swedish-American history --
Epilogue : being Swedish American in the Augustana Synod.
Responsibility: Dag Blanck.
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Analyzes how Swedish American identity was constructed, maintained, and changed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This book asks, among others, fundamental questions, such as: How  Read more...

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The present book is a revised and updated version of Dag Blanck's Ph.D. dissertation, originally publishedin Sweden (1997). It addresses the question of identity formation within the Augustana Synod, Read more...

 
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