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Swedes in the Twin Cities : immigrant life and Minnesota's urban frontier

Author: Philip J Anderson; Dag Blanck
Publisher: St. Paul, Minn. : Minnesota Historical Society Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays by scholars from both the United States and Sweden investigate various facets of Swedish life and culture in the Twin Cities.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
History
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip J Anderson; Dag Blanck
ISBN: 0873513991 9780873513999
OCLC Number: 45320861
Notes: Based on papers from a conference held at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, Oct. 17-20, 1996.
Description: x, 367 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction : Being Swedish American in the Twin Cities --
[section] 1. Aspects of urban settlement --
ch. 1. Immigrants and the Twin Cities : melting pot or mosaic? / Rudolph J. Vecoli --
ch. 2. Why Minnesota, why the Twin Cities? / H. Arnold Barton --
ch. 3. Swedish neighborhoods of the Twin Cities : from Swede Hollow to Arlington Hills, from Snoose Boulevard to Minnehaha Parkway / David A. Lanegran --
ch. 4. "Unfortunates" and "city guests" : Swedish American inmates and the Minneapolis City Workhouse, 1907 / Joy K. Lintelman --
ch. 5. Evelina Johansdotter, textile workers, and thee Munsingwear family : class, gender, and ethnicity in the political economy of Minnesota at the end of World War 1 / Lars Olson --
ch. 6 The northern neighbor : Winnipeg, the Swedish service station in the "last best west", 1890-1950 / Lars Ljungmark --
[section] 2. Institutional and creative life --
ch. 7. The Swedish Historical Society of America : the Minnesota years / Byron J. Nordstrom --
ch. 8. Swan Johan Turnblad and the founding of the American Swedish Institute / Nils William Olsson & Lawrence G. Hammerstrom --
ch. 10. Brothers whether dancing or dying : Minneapolis's Norden Society, 1871-198? / William C. Beyer --
ch. 10. Pictures from a new home : Minnesota's Swedish American artists / Mary Towley Swanson --
ch. 11. Performing ethnicity : the role of Swedish theatre in the Twin Cities / Anne-Charlotte Harvey --
ch. 12. Dania Hall : at the center of a Scandinavian American community / David Markle --
[section] 3. The language of immigrant experience --
ch. 13. Forskaren : a Swedish radical voice in Minneapolis, 1894-1924 / Michael Brook --
ch. 14. Svenska Amerikanska Posten : an immigrant newspaper with american accents / Ulf Jonas Björk --
ch. 15. Teaching Swedish in the public schools : cultural persistence in Minneapolis / Anita Olson Gustafson --
ch. 16. American Swedish revisited / Nils [Hasselmo] & Patricia Hasselmo --
ch. 17. Libraries, immigrants, and communities : perspectives on the Swedish immigrant experience in the Twin Cities, 1889-1917 / Kermit B. Westerberg --
[section] 4. Swedes in religion and politics --
ch. 18. As others saw them : Swedes and american religion in the Twin Cities / Mark A. Granquist --
ch. 19. Ethnicity and religion in the Twin Cities : community identity through gospel, music, and education / Scott E. Erickson --
ch. 20. David F. Swenson, evolution, and public education in Minnesota / Philip J. Anderson --
ch. 21. Swedish Americans and the 1918 gubernatorial campaign in Minnesota / Dag Blanck --
ch. 22. Gubernatorial politics and Swedish Americans in Minnesota : the 1970 election and beyond / Bruce L. Larson.
Responsibility: edited by Philip J. Anderson and Dag Blanck.

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A collection of essays by scholars from both the United States and Sweden investigate various facets of Swedish life and culture in the Twin Cities.

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