Swedish Exodus / Edition 1

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The story of Swedish immigrants in the United States is the story in miniature of the greatest mass migration in human history, that of thirty-five million Europeans who left their homes to come to America. It is a human story of interest not only to Swedes and Swedish Americans but to everyone.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Swedish Exodus is the translation (and excellently rendered it is) of Den Stora Utvandringen. Its ten chapters serve as an admirable introduction to the subject and they are supplemented by a good, if selective, bibliography. . . .

"It is a tribute to this admirable survey that one is left at the end wishing for more personal details of the fascinating adventures of these pioneers."—Times Literary Supplement

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809320479
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1996
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 818,542
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Lars Ljungmark received his doctorate and became a docent at Gothenburg University, where he retired as an associate professor of history. His research, begun in 1958 to explore Hans Mattson’s recruitment of Swedes for the state of Minnesota, resulted in the book For Sale—Minnesota. For the last ten years, Ljungmark has devoted his research to the Swedes in Canada.

Kermit B. Westerberg was the major translator From Sweden to America: A History of the Migration, edited by Harald Runblom and Hans Norman.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Figures
Ch. 1 They Left for America 1
Ch. 2 Group Emigration from Sweden and Stage Migration in the United States 14
Ch. 3 Mass Emigration from Sweden 28
Ch. 4 America for Sale 51
Ch. 5 They Sold America 57
Ch. 6 Bound for America 76
Ch. 7 Who Were They and Where Did They Settle? 88
Ch. 8 Swedes Become Americans 101
Ch. 9 Americanization 126
Ch. 10 The Consequences of Emigration in Sweden 132
Annual Emigration from and Remigration to Sweden, 1851-1940 145
Notes 148
Selected Bibliography 152
Index 160
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