In Their Own Words: Letters from Norwegian Immigrants

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Solveig Zempel
U of Minnesota Press, 1991 - 225 pages
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User Review  - Clytee - Goodreads

I found this book at an Independent bookstore in Bemidji, Minnesota, while staying at the family "cabins" with many of my extended Bertelson family. The Bertelson's (my mother's family) is half Danish ... Read full review

Review: In Their Own Words: Letters from Norwegian Immigrants

User Review  - Maria - Goodreads

Having a great love for Norway, this was very interesting. Each of the immigrants had such different experiences and came from such different experiences. It was fascinating to read the letters of each. Read full review

Contents

IV
3
V
24
VI
54
VII
81
VIII
102
IX
129
X
157
XI
185
XII
215
XIII
221
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Page x - But the men of the nineteenth century were like Adam and Eve after they had tasted the apple of knowledge: they suddenly discovered that they were hungry. The apple they ate was the news of America which came to them through their newlyfounded newspapers, their improved school systems, their previously migrated relatives, the letters and books about America. They emigrated because they had learned to be dissatisfied, and because a changing world had provided them with a hope of escape...

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