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Life story of Rasmus B. Anderson,

Author: Rasmus Björn Anderson; Albert O Barton
Publisher: Madison, Wis., 1915.
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Rasmus Anderson (1846-1936), the American author, scholar, editor, businessman and diplomat, intertwines his life story with the cultural and institutional history of the Norwegian-American community as a whole. There are eyewitness accounts of tension within American factions and branches of the Lutheran church over such issues as slavery and public education as well as anecdotes about Ole Bull, Knut Hamsun,  Read more...
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Anderson, Rasmus Björn, 1846-1936.
Life story of Rasmus B. Anderson.
Madison, Wis., 1915
(OCoLC)656828420
Named Person: Rasmus Björn Anderson; Rasmus Björn Anderson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rasmus Björn Anderson; Albert O Barton
OCLC Number: 1914681
Description: xix, 678 pages frontispiece, illustrations (facsimile) portraits 24 cm
Responsibility: written by himself, with the assistance of Albert O. Barton.

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Rasmus Anderson (1846-1936), the American author, scholar, editor, businessman and diplomat, intertwines his life story with the cultural and institutional history of the Norwegian-American community as a whole. There are eyewitness accounts of tension within American factions and branches of the Lutheran church over such issues as slavery and public education as well as anecdotes about Ole Bull, Knut Hamsun, Björnstjerne Björnson, Robert La Follette, James G. Blaine and various European monarchs and heads of state. Anderson began his life on a farm in Albion, Dane County, Wisconsin. After many efforts to finance and obtain the kind of education he wanted, he pioneered the study and teaching of Scandinavian languages at the University of Wisconsin (1869-1883). Between 1885 and 1889, he served as U.S. minister to Denmark. He eventually prospered as president of the Wisconsin Life Insurance Co., from 1895-1922. In 1874, Anderson attracted widespread attention with his America Not Discovered By Columbus. He is remembered for his studies, translations, and retellings of Norse mythology. The more active and public aspects of his life are emphasized in this work.

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