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From America to Norway : Norwegian-American immigrant letters, 1838-1914

Author: Orm Øverland
Publisher: Northfield, Minn. : Norwegian-American Historical Association ; Minneapolis, Minn. : Distributed by the University of Minnesota Press, 2012-2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Seeking economic improvement or a fresh start, following family or news of a land of opportunity, Norwegians left their homeland for America in great numbers in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. They settled in Pennsylvania and Illinois and moved on to Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, and the Dakotas, finding in the prairie a promising and hospitable landscape. And they wrote home about it. From these letters  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Orm Øverland
ISBN: 9780816685172 0816685177 9780816693252 0816693250 9781517901455 1517901456 9781517905194 1517905192
OCLC Number: 815955335
Notes: "Based on a Norwegian edition in seven volumes, Fra Amerika til Norge"--Jacket.
Description: 4 volumes ; 24 cm
Contents: v. 1. 1838-1870 --
v. 2. 1871-1892 --
v. 3. 1893-1914 --
v. 4. Indexes.
Responsibility: edited and translated by Orm Øverland.

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Comprehensive indexes and appendixes for the collection are forthcoming in volume 4. An online index is available at www.naha.stolaf.edu/pubs/currentpubs.htm.  Read more...

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