Norwegians in Minnesota

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The Norwegians, who first arrived in territorial days, created lasting farming settlements, especially in the Red River Valley. Their Lutheran churches continue to dot the landscape. But their experience was also urban, as they entered the trades and industries of the Twin Cities. Today, the Norwegian influence is evident in Minnesota art, culture, cuisine, and speech. Norwegian culture permeates the state's character and helps define Minnesota's unique social, political, and ...
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Overview

The Norwegians, who first arrived in territorial days, created lasting farming settlements, especially in the Red River Valley. Their Lutheran churches continue to dot the landscape. But their experience was also urban, as they entered the trades and industries of the Twin Cities. Today, the Norwegian influence is evident in Minnesota art, culture, cuisine, and speech. Norwegian culture permeates the state's character and helps define Minnesota's unique social, political, and business environment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873514217
  • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Series: People of Minnesota Series
  • Pages: 100
  • Sales rank: 785,539
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Carlton C. Qualey was a professor at Carleton College, editor of Immigration History Newsletter, and author of Norwegian Settlement in the United States.

Jon A. Gjerde is professor of history at University of California, Berkeley, and author of The Minds of the West: Ethnocultural Evolution in the Rural Middle West, 1830-1917.

Bill Holm was the author of several books of essays and poetry and taught at Southwest State University in Marshall, Minnesota.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Norwegians in Minnesota 1
Settlement Patterns 4
The Urbanization of Norwegian Americans 26
Institutional Development 34
Literature and Art 48
Acculturation 57
Personal Account: Letter from an Immigrant 77
For Further Reading 81
Notes 83
Index 95
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