9780816633500

The Promise of America: A History of the Norwegian-American People

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  • ISBN13:

    9780816633500

  • ISBN10:

    0816633509

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-05-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr
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Summary

In The Promise of America, historian Odd S. Lovoll tells the story of the thousands of Norwegian immigrants who gambled on a fresh start in the United States. Now, Lovoll has carefully revised this successful book to reflect new understandings of the Norwegian-American past, updating the story to today. Changes include additional photos, expanded treatment of the causes of migration, extensive details about the urban Norwegian-American experience, new information about immigrant fiction and reading societies, enriched discussions of Norwegians in the Civil War and the Socialist movement, and more.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction: Norway and Europe 1(6)
The Emigration
7(36)
A Norwegian-American Society Comes Into Being
43(32)
An Immigrant Community Develops
75(32)
The Immense Land
107(36)
The Spirit and the Mind
143(30)
The Press and Public Life
173(32)
Cultural Growth
205(26)
New Conquests---Country and Town
231(42)
Norwegian America
273(32)
The Promise Fulfilled
305(46)
Selected Bibliography 351(14)
Index 365

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