Danes in Wisconsin [Revised and Expanded Edition]

By: Frederick Hale.

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Wisconsin Territory's first Dane arrived in 1829, and by 1860 the state's Danish-born population had reached 1,150. Yet these newcomers remained only a small segment of Wisconsin's increasingly complex cultural mosaic, and the challenges of adapting to life in this new land shaped the Danish experience in the state. In this popular book, now revised and expanded with additional historical photos and documents, Frederick Hale offers a concise introduction to Wisconsin's Danish settlers, exploring their reasons for leaving their homeland, describing their difficult journeys, and examining their adjustments to life on Wisconsin soil.

New to this edition are the selected letters of Danish immigrant Andrew Frederickson. These compelling documents, written over a 40-year span, capture the personal observations of one Dane as he made a new life in Wisconsin.

Title: Danes in Wisconsin [Revised and Expanded Edition]

Author: Frederick Hale.

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $9.95

Categories: Wisconsin,

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press: June 2005

ISBN Number: 0-87020-366-5

ISBN Number 13: 9780870203664

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 32 pages, 6 x 9, 34 b/w photos; 1 map, paperback, Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Seller ID: 203665

Description: A chronicle of Wisconsin's early Danish immigrants
Wisconsin Territory's first Dane arrived in 1829, and by 1860 the state's Danish-born population had reached 1,150. Yet these newcomers remained only a small segment of Wisconsin's cultural mosaic, and the challenges of adapting to life in this new land shaped their experience. In this book, now revised and expanded with additional historical photos and documents, Frederick Hale offers a concise introduction to Wisconsin's Danish settlers, exploring their reasons for leaving their homeland, describing their difficult journeys, and examining their adjustments to their new life.
New to this edition are the selected letters of Danish immigrant Andrew Frederickson. These compelling documents, written over a forty-year span, capture the personal observations of one Dane as he made a new life in Wisconsin.
Frederick Hale has written five books in the field of Scandinavian immigration and has contributed articles to historical, literary, and theological journals in the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Africa, and the United States.