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Norwegian influence on the Upper Midwest : proceedings of an International Conference, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota, May 22-24, 1975

Author: Harald S Næss
Publisher: [Duluth, Minn.] : Continuing Education & Extension, University of Minnesota, Duluth, [©1976]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The following collection of articles is a new addition to the growing body of scholarship devoted to the Norwegians in America. It supplements work done for many years by the Norwegian-American Historical Association in Northfield (Studies and Records, 1926-), the American Institute in Oslo (Americana-Norvegica, 1966-), and recently by such groups as Scanpresence Seminar. The editor and publishers hope that the  Read more...
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harald S Næss
OCLC Number: 2851494
Description: 126 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: American viewed through the prism of ethnicity / Rudolph J. Vecoli --
Norwegian immigration in Nordic perspective: recent migration research / Ingrid Semmingsen --
Emigration from Dovre: a microstudy / Arnfinn Engen --
Norwegians in the Upper Midwest: immigration and acculturation / Carlton C. Qualey --
Norwegian immigrants and the development of commerical fisheries along the north shore of Lake Superior: 1870-1895 / Matti Kaups --
A case of grass-roots historiography: Opdalslaget and its yearbooks / Einar Haugen --
The image of the nineteenth century midwest in Knut Hamsun's writings / Harald S. Naess --
The Simon Johnson --
Ole Edvart Rolvaag correspondence / Lloyd Hustvedt --
The Norwegian ethnic experience and the literature of Waldemar Ager / Kenneth Smemo --
How folk art is collected, preserved and exhibited in Norsk Folkemuseum-the oldest and biggest folk museum in Norway / Carsten Hopstock --
Folk art among the Norwegians in America / Marion J. Nelson --
The Norwegian influence on the Upper Midwest: the church's contribution / Fredrik A. Schiotz --
Norwegian-American immigrant women as role models for today / Joan Buckley --
The Norwegian-American impact on Minnesota politics: how far 'left-of-center'? / Carl H. Chrislock --
A folk rally: the Stevne of the American Bygdelag / Odd Sverre Lovoll --
A samic view of Norwegian-American ethnicity / Rudolph Johnson
Responsibility: Harald S. Naess, editor.

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The following collection of articles is a new addition to the growing body of scholarship devoted to the Norwegians in America. It supplements work done for many years by the Norwegian-American Historical Association in Northfield (Studies and Records, 1926-), the American Institute in Oslo (Americana-Norvegica, 1966-), and recently by such groups as Scanpresence Seminar. The editor and publishers hope that the articles contained in the present volume will prove useful to the student of the Norwegian people in America, since they are all written by specialists, many of them recognized as the leading scholars in their field.

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