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1 MAP: Sweden & Norway: 1875

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
Edward Weller’s map entitled Sweden & Norway was first issued in London in 1875. Showing the internal provincial subdivisions in each country, the map also locates railroad lines, principal rivers, cities, towns and many villages.
Price: 7.95 USD



2 MAP: Sweden (South)

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
Showing Sweden south of the province of Falu, our reprint of J.&C. Walker's map of The Southern Provinces of Sweden was originally published in 1833. Major roads, towns, mountain ranges and provincial boundaries are shown in detail.
Price: 7.95 USD

Touring Swedish America: Where to Go and What to See—Second Edition, Alan H. Winquist and Jessica Rousselow-Winquist

3 Touring Swedish America: Where to Go and What to See—Second Edition
Alan H. Winquist and Jessica Rousselow-Winquist
368 pages, 6 x 9, 100 b&w illus., 11 maps, appendixes, index , paperback, Minnesota Historical Society Press / Borealis Books Imprint
The comprehensive, user-friendly guide to more than 1,000 Swedish American historical sites and landmarks across the United States.
With more than 1.3 million Swedish Americans in residence, the United States has an unsurprising wealth of landmarks that pay homage to the Swedish people and their culture. Touring Swedish America details the locations, histories, and stories behind more than 1,000 such places, including the charming Holy Trinity Church, built in stone and brick in Wilmington, Delaware; the rustic S. M. Swenson log cabin in Austin, Texas; the water tower in the form of a rosemaled coffee cup in Stanton, Iowa; and actress Ann-Margaret's handprints outside the Mann Chinese Theater in West Hollywood, California.
Published in conjunction with the Swedish Council of America, Touring Swedish America is the comprehensive guide to historic towns, homes, and churches erected during the mass Swedish migration beginning in the 1840s, as well as the art, architecture, schools, hospitals, businesses, museums, and gardens still in use today. Organized by state and featuring easy-to-use appendixes that outline sites on the National Register of Historic Places, this comprehensive guide with handy regional maps is the perfect tool for all travelers on the hunt for slices of their Swedish past.

About Author
Alan H. Winquist is a professor of history and director of international studies at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. Jessica Rousselow-Winquist is a professor of communication arts at Taylor University.
Price: 24.95 USD

They Built Railway Cars: The Pullman Social Experiment and the Swedish Immigration, Allan T. Nilson

4 They Built Railway Cars: The Pullman Social Experiment and the Swedish Immigration
Allan T. Nilson

English translation from Swedish by Raymond E. Johnson. A large number of Swedes came to Chicago in the 1880s to live in the model town of Pullman and to work in the factory that produced luxury sleeping cars. The two main themes of this book are: 1) Two families among a group of immigrants from the Nykyrke Parish in Sweden-how they adapted to a new life and culture and founded their Lutheran church; and 2) Railroad car magnate George M. Pullman, who built the factories and the town where the Swedes came to work and live, in this "social experiment." The immigrants' stories are told through a collection of letters from a young man who came to Pullman in the early days and faithfully chronicled his workdays, housing, and his amazement and fascination with the big city of Chicago. Another man whose family stayed in Sweden writes a charming account of his life growing up in a tiny village-the life the emigrants left behind. George M. Pullman is portrayed as a leading industrialist and entrepreneur in the early development of American railroads, contributing many technological advances in the industry, making the rapid expansion of the railroads and the city of Chicago possible. His paternalistic attitude, typical of the time, led to the great strike of 1894 and the failure of the social experiment. The town thrives today under private ownership, protected by historical landmark status. This book contains many vintage photos and illustrations; a supplemental list of several hundred names of Emigrants from Nykyrke Parish, 1850-1910 (including dates of immigration and places of origin), and a fullname index.
Price: 17.00 USD

Swedes in Minnesota, Anne Gillespie Lewis; foreword by Bill Holm.

5 Swedes in Minnesota
Anne Gillespie Lewis; foreword by Bill Holm.
104 pages, 6 x 9, 47 b&w photos., reading list, notes, index, paperback, Minnesota Historical Society Press
No ethnic group is so identified with a single state as the Swedes are with Minnesota. From before statehood, Swedish immigrants flooded into the small frontier towns of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Encouraged by agents who promised inexpensive and fertile farmland, they came by the thousands. By the turn of the twentieth century, over 126,000 Swedes lived in Minnesota-and their impact on everything in the state continues to today. In this concise history of Swedes in Minnesota, the newest addition to The People of Minnesota series, Anne Gillespie Lewis tells the rich history of this ethnic group in the state they would make their own.
Swedes in Minnesota recounts the story of the great Swedish migration through numbers-in the census reports and settlement patterns. It also tells the story through the cultural institutions Swedes founded-the churches, schools, and lodges, the Swedish-language newspapers and businesses, the neighborhoods and the associations. But mostly this book tells the story through the people: the anecdotes, letters, and interviews from the immigrants themselves and from their grandchildren. For the many Minnesotans of Swedish ancestry, Lewis provides a remarkably concise portrait of an ethnic group striving to become American while struggling to maintain its ties to tradition.

About Author
Anne Gillespie Lewis is a freelance writer and author of five books including So Far Away in the World: Stories from the Swedish Twin Cities and The Minnesota Guide.
Price: 13.95 USD



6 SWEDISH TOUCHES: Recipes and Traditions
Edited by David Wright and Martha Wiberg Thompson
Perfect-bound, 6x9", 160 pages, Penfield Press
Midwest Independent Publishers Association 2006 prize winner! This 160-page, perfect-bound volume is the long-awaited updated version of Penfield's 1983 "Superbly Swedish." With 32 pages of all-new full-color photographs and completely revised text, "Swedish Touches" includes classic Swedish-American recipes carefully selected and expanded, now available in this new edition. Unique to this book are color reproductions by famous Swedish artists, and popular American artists of Swedish descent. Enjoy your favorites like Carl Larsson, Anders Zorn, and Carl Milles; and learn more about the beauty of works by John F. Carlson, Birger Sandzen, Paul Granlund, and others. With a special section on Swedish folk arts, and Dala painting, as revived in America. New color images feature Dala painted domestic interiors by Karen Jenson, noted Minnesota folk artist. Take a tour of the most interesting Swedish historic sites in America, including: Lindsborg, Kansas; Bishop Hill, Illinois; Scandia, Minnesota; and The American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota. "Swedish Touches" is a fascinating glimpse into the traditions of Swedish Americans, one of America's most colorful and artistic ethnic groups. With beautiful photos of all the customs, festivities, foodways, and institutions that carry on the best of Sweden's old world traditions.
Price: 14.95 USD

Swedes in Wisconsin [revised and expanded edition], Frederick Hale.

7 Swedes in Wisconsin [revised and expanded edition]
Frederick Hale.
72 pages, 6 x 9, 40 b/w photos, 1 map, paperback, Wisconsin Historical Society Press
A concise introduction to Wisconsin's Swedish immigrants
Swedes in Wisconsin chronicles the state's early Swedish immigrants. Scholar Frederick Hale relates the reasons these emigrants left for the New World, their arduous journeys to North American soil, and their establishment of communities in Wisconsin, including the state's first Swedish settlement, New Upsala at Pine Lake in Waukesha County.
New to this edition are the selected letters of Swedish novelist and feminist Frederika Bremer, who visited Wisconsin in the autumn of 1850. During her two-week trek over the "new-born roads" of the southern section of the state, Bremer lodged at humble farmhouses and boarding rooms, met literary and political figures, and beheld the "vast, glorious landscape" of Wisconsin's forests and prairies. Her letters to a sister back home offer insights into the Swedish immigrant experience and reveal how early Wisconsin appeared to a Swedish visitor.

About Author
Frederick Hale has advanced degrees from Harvard University, the University of Minnesota, and the Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of several books in the field of Scandinavian immigration and has contributed articles to historical, literary, and theological journals in Europe, Africa, and the United States.

Price: 9.95 USD

Early Church Records of New Castle County, Delaware:  Volume 2: Old Swedes Church 1713-1799, Horace Burr

8 Early Church Records of New Castle County, Delaware: Volume 2: Old Swedes Church 1713-1799
Horace Burr
(1994), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 424 pp, Heritage Books
Translated. Taken from church records from Old Swedes' (Crane Hook) Church in Wilmington.
Price: 32.00 USD



9 Swedes in the Twin Cities: Immigrant Life and Minnesota’s Urban Frontier
Philip J. Anderson & Dag Blanck, editors
368 pages, cloth, Minnesota Historical Society Press / Borealis Books Imprint
A detailed portrait of Swedish immigrant life and culture in the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, told in 22 essays by leading scholars from the U.S. and Sweden.
During the era of Swedish mass emigration to the United States-about 1.3 million Swedes arrived between 1850 and 1930-more members of this group made their homes in Minnesota than in any other state. By 1910 Swedes were the largest ethnic group in Minneapolis, claiming a quarter of the city's residents, and the second largest in St. Paul. As newcomers to this urban landscape, Swedish immigrants managed to leave their mark-in politics and in business, in religion and in art-even as they assimilated to the urban American culture in which they lived and worked.
In this book, contributions from twenty-four leading scholars in both the United States and Sweden investigate various facets of Swedish life and culture in the Twin Cities. For these immigrants, many of whom had been farmers in the old country, the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul were truly an urban frontier. Essays in Part One, "Aspects of Urban Settlement," explore this concept, considering such topics as why Swedes chose the Twin Cities, where they lived once they arrived, what their employment opportunities were, and how they might have spent their time when down on their luck.
Essays in Part Two, "Institutional and Creative Life," describe how, once settled into this urban frontier, Swedish Americans made their mark on Twin Cities culture while strengthening ties to the homeland, forming such groups as the Swedish Historical Society of America and Minneapolis's Norden Society, and seeking artistic outlets, whether painting or acting or dancing.
Part Three explores "The Language of Immigrant Experience," with chapters on the Swedish newspapers Forskaren and Svenska Amerikanska Posten and on the institutionalization of the Swedish language in public schools and in public libraries.
The final section, "Swedes in Religion and Politics," focuses on yet another aspect of the immigrant experience, with essays discussing various Swedish American religious institutions and the Swedish American impact on gubernatorial campaigns, specifically those of 1918 and 1970. Utilizing a variety of approaches, the authors of these essays offer a detailed portrait of Swedish immigrant experiences in the Twin Cities.
The first-ever collection of essays on the subject, Swedes in the Twin Cities enhances our understanding of the immigrant experience in Minneapolis and St. Paul while also making an important contribution to the broader history of Swedish immigration to the United States.

About Author
PHILIP J. ANDERSON is president of the Swedish-American Historical Society and professor of church history at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago.

DAG BLANCK is director of the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, and is a university lecturer at the Centre for Multiethnic Research, Uppsala University, Sweden. Together they edited Swedish-American Life in Chicago: Cultural and Urban Aspects of an Immigrant People, 1850–1930 and, with Peter Kivisto, Scandinavian Immigrants and Education in North America.
Price: 34.95 USD



10 CD: Annals of the Swedes on the Delaware, from their First Settlement in 1636, to the Present Time
Rev. Jehu Curtis Clay, D.D
(1858), 2006, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe Acrobat, v6, PC and Mac, 182 pp, Heritage Books
The Swedes arrived just thirty years after the English settled in Virginia and just seventeen years after the settlement of New England and were among the first colonies that came from Europe to America and the first colony to settle in Pennsylvania. These annals are not a full account of all that has been written concerning the Swedes in America, but rather the most striking facts in their history as chosen by the author. Much of this history revolves around the settlement of the colony and the Swedish colonists' place among the English and Dutch colonists and around the establishment of the Swedish churches and the influence of those in the ministry.
Price: 15.95 USD

A Community Transplanted: The Trans-Atlantic Experience of a Swedish Immigrant Settlement in the Upper Middle West, 1835-1915 (Social Demography), Robert C. Ostergren

11 A Community Transplanted: The Trans-Atlantic Experience of a Swedish Immigrant Settlement in the Upper Middle West, 1835-1915 (Social Demography)
Robert C. Ostergren
416 pages, 9 x 6, paperback / softcover, University of Wisconsin Press

“An exceptional work, meticulously researched and woven together with analytic rigor and attention to the particularities of the subject matter. It is written in a style that combines individual narrative histories with systematic empirical inquiry yielding a work that is intellectually sophisticated and at times lyrical. In short, it should not only be read by students of American immigration, but should serve as a model for future research.”—International Migration Review
Price: 26.95 USD



12 A History of the Swedish People, Volume II: From Renaissance to Revolution
Vilhelm Moberg, translated by Paul Britten Austin
288 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4, paperback / softcover, University of Minnesota Press
In the second volume of his vivid history of the Swedes, Vilhelm Moberg brings his focus on the common people to bear on a period that included two dramatic revolts: the national insurrection under Engelbrekt and the last desperate attempt of the Småland peasantry to retain their medieval liberties-a defiance bloodily crushed by King Gustav Vasa. Using a wide variety of local historical source materials, Moberg studies the ruthless monarch Vasa and his two tragic opponents: the psychopathic Christian II of Denmark and Nils Dracke, the leader of the Smålanders. Furthermore, he examines the enigmatic and wide appeal of the Swedish forest and investigates the origins of the Swedish hatred of Danes, which was implanted by propaganda through songs commissioned by Karl VIII's chancellery.

About Author
Vilhelm Moberg (1898–1972) was one of Sweden’s greatest writers of the twentieth century and is well known for his remarkable The Emigrants (1949), a four-volume epic of Swedish immigration to America.

Paul Britten Austin is a translator and historian.
Price: 16.95 USD

A History of the Swedish People, Volume I: From Prehistory to the Renaissance, Vilhelm Moberg, translated by Paul Britten Austin, foreword by Gunnar Myrdal

13 A History of the Swedish People, Volume I: From Prehistory to the Renaissance
Vilhelm Moberg, translated by Paul Britten Austin, foreword by Gunnar Myrdal
224 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4, 1 map, paperback / softcover, University of Minnesota Press
Beginning in prehistoric times and culminating with the Dacke rebellion of 1542, renowned novelist Vilhelm Moberg's two-volume popular history of the Swedish people approaches its subject from the viewpoint of the common people, documenting peasants' lives as well as those of the royal families.
In this first volume Moberg examines Viking raids, the coming of Christianity, and the Folkungs royal dynasty, whose tyrannical reign lasted from 1250 to the 1360s. He vividly describes the arrival of the Black Death from a ship that docked carrying only dead passengers, and he recounts the reign of Queen Margareta who founded the Kalmar Union, comprising all of Scandinavia. In every chapter, Moberg faithfully imparts how history affected "the whole people" of Sweden.

About Author
Vilhelm Moberg (1898–1972) was one of Sweden’s greatest writers of the twentieth century and is well known for his remarkable The Emigrants (1949), a four-volume epic of Swedish immigration to America.

Paul Britten Austin is a translator and historian.

Gunnar Myrdal (1898-1987) was an acclaimed Swedish economist and politician. He won the Nobel Prize for economics in 1974.

“Moberg succeeds in building up a picture of the medieval tiller of the soil that is full of insights and presented with a compassion, an enthusiasm and a freshness.” —Times Literary Supplement

“‘The history of Sweden is the history of her commons’—such is the motto and theme of this highly personal history of Sweden by its best-selling novelist.” —Library Journal

“An absorbing narrative history. A humanistic observer, Moberg gracefully intermingles facts, informed suppositions and source references.” —Booklist
Price: 16.95 USD


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