Swedish Place-Names in North America

Swedish Place-Names in North America

by Raymond Jarvi, Karen Franzen, Otto Robert Landelius
     
 

The more than 1,000 Swedish-American place-names found by Otto Robert Landelius provide hard evidence of a dis­tinct Swedish flavor permeating the map of North America.

The combined aim of the author, the translator, and the editor has been to identify and document as comprehen­sively as possible those place-names in the United States and Canada that

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Overview

The more than 1,000 Swedish-American place-names found by Otto Robert Landelius provide hard evidence of a dis­tinct Swedish flavor permeating the map of North America.

The combined aim of the author, the translator, and the editor has been to identify and document as comprehen­sively as possible those place-names in the United States and Canada that di­rectly or indirectly originate from place-names in Sweden, from Swedish people, or from Swedish culture. Landelius re­corded not only the place-name and its location but also supplied information concerning the development of various places and persons connected with them. The result is a generous sampling of Swedish cultural history on North American soil.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809312047
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1985
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.88(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.25(d)

Meet the Author

Otto Robert Landelius was a Swedish journalist who worked for 25 years to compile the information in this book.

Raymond Jarvi is Associate Professor of Swedish at North Park College in Chi­cago.

Karin Franzén taught Swedish at the University of Chicago and now lives in Uppsala, Sweden.

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