In this concise introduction to the state’s Swiss settlers, Frederick Hale traces the catalysts for Swiss emigration, their difficult journeys, and their adjustments to life on Wisconsin soil. Updates for this expanded edition include additional historic photographs and the selected writings of John Luchsinger, who settled at the Swiss colony at New Glarus, in 1856.
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About the Author
Frederick Hale earned master's degrees from Harvard University, the University of Minnesota, and Johns Hopkins University and a Doctor of Philosophy from Johns Hopkins. He is the author of the Wisconsin Historical Society Press's Swedes in Wisconsin and Danes in Wisconsin and has written widely on Scandinavian immigration.