Norwegians in Minnesota

Norwegians in Minnesota

by Jon Gjerde, Carlton C. Qualey
     
 

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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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873514217
Publisher:
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Series:
People Of Minnesota Series
Pages:
110
Sales rank:
1,097,189
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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