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Grass of the Earth, Aagot Raaen

1 Grass of the Earth
Aagot Raaen
238 pages, paperback, Minnesota Historical Society Press / Borealis Books Imprint
This is an engaging, richly detailed biography of a family of Norwegian immigrant homesteaders in eastern North Dakota in the late 1800s. Educator and world traveler Aagot Raaen wrote this reminiscence late in her life. Like Giants in the Earth and Old Jules, Grass of the Earth deals frankly with a darker side of pioneer life on the prairie.
New introduction by Barbara Handy-Marchello.
Price: 12.95 USD

Emigrants, Johan Bojer

2 Emigrants
Johan Bojer
351 pages, paperback, Minnesota Historical Society Press / Borealis Books Imprint
Bojer's novel of Norwegian emigration in the 1880s tells of young villagers who leave the Old World to seek a better life. Their trek takes them to homesteads in North Dakota, where they find that breaking the sod and surviving blizzards are easier than feeling at home in this new land.
New introduction by Ingeborg Kongslien.
Price: 12.95 USD

Norwegians in Minnesota, Jon Gjerde and Carlton C. Qualey; foreword by Bill Holm.

3 Norwegians in Minnesota
Jon Gjerde and Carlton C. Qualey; foreword by Bill Holm.
110 pages, 6 x 9, 47 b&w illus., reading list, notes, index, paperback, Minnesota Historical Society Press
The images of the Vikings professional football team, the stereotype of the "Norwegian bachelor farmer," and even Minnesotan's speech patterns proclaim the Norwegian heritage of Minnesota. But the Norwegian settlers have contributed much more to the state, as authors Carlton C. Qualey and Jon A. Gjerde make clear. The Norwegians, who first arrived in territorial days, created lasting farming settlements, especially in the Red River Valley. Their Lutheran churches continue to dot the landscape. But their experience was also urban, as they entered the trades and industries of the Twin Cities. Today, the Norwegian influence is evident in Minnesota art, culture, cuisine, and speech. Norwegian culture permeates the state's character and helps define Minnesota's unique social, political, and business environment.

About Author
CARLTON C. QUALEY was a professor at Carleton College, editor of Immigration History Newsletter, and author of Norwegian Settlement in the United States.
JON A. GJERDE is professor of history at University of California, Berkeley, and author of The Minds of the West: Ethnocultural Evolution in the Rural Middle West, 1830-1917.

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Price: 13.95 USD

Norwegians in Wisconsin [Rev. and Expanded Ed.], Richard J. Fapso

4 Norwegians in Wisconsin [Rev. and Expanded Ed.]
Richard J. Fapso
72 pages, 6 x 9, 30 b/w photos, map, paperback, Wisconsin Historical Society Press
A chronicle of Wisconsin's early Norwegian immigrants
This perennially popular book, now revised and expanded with additional historical photos and documents, offers a concise introduction to Wisconsin's Norwegian immigrants. The narrative examines the mass migration of Norwegians from 1837, when Ole Nattestad became the first Norwegian settler in Wisconsin, to the late nineteenth century, when Norwegian immigration largely came to a close. This volume demonstrates the efforts of immigrants to balance newfound American customs with the most treasured traditions of their homeland.
New to this edition are selected letters of Ole Munch Ręder, a scholar sent by the Norwegian government in 1847 to study the American legal system. Ręder visited several Wisconsin cities and villiages and paid special attention to the Norwegian community. His compelling accounts, which appeared in newspapers in Norway, offer a contemporary view of Norwegian life in Wisconsin.
Price: 9.95 USD


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