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Norwegian culture permeates our state's character and helps define Minnesota's unique social, political, and business environment. Authors Qualey and Gjerde trace the Norwegian influence in Minnesota in art, culture, politics, and community life.
Title: Norwegians in Minnesota
Illustrator: Reg. Price: $13.95
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press: c2002
ISBN Number: 0873514211
ISBN Number 13: 9780873514217
Book Details: 110 pages, 6 x 9, 47 b&w illus., reading list, notes, index, paperback, Minnesota Historical Society Press
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 514211
Description: 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.
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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