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Norwegian Newspapers in America: Connecting Norway and the New Land

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In the nineteenth century, the United States, “the land of newspapers,” was also fast becoming the land of immigrants, with increasing numbers of Norwegians arriving amid the European influx. Already Skandinaven, published out of Chicago, kept newcomers and their Old World friends and family informed of political, religious, and social matters discussed in burgeoning Norwegian American communities.

From 1847 to today, more than 280 Norwegian-language papers were launched in cities ranging from Minneapolis to Fargo, Boston to Seattle. Some lasted just a few months; others continued for decades; all contributed to a developing Norwegian- American perspective. Odd Lovoll traces newspaper ventures both successful and short lived to offer a comprehensive look at America’s Norwegian-language press. Highlighting

diligent editors and analyzing topics of interest to readers through the years, Norwegian Newspapers in America demonstrates how newspapers pursued a twofold goal: forging a bridge to the homeland while nurturing cultural practices in the New World.

Odd S. Lovoll is professor emeritus of history at St. Olaf College and the author of numerous

books, including Norwegians on the Prairie: Ethnicity and the Development of the Country Town and

A Century of Urban Life: The Norwegians in Chicago before 1930.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive look at the Norwegian-language press, celebrating the tireless writers,editors, and publishers whose efforts helped guide Norwegian immigrants on their path to becoming Norwegian Americans.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780873517720
Author:
Lovoll, Odd S.
Publisher:
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Midwest
Subject:
Europe - Scandinavia
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 bandw illustrations
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.3 in 1 lb

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History and Social Science » Americana » Midwest
History and Social Science » Journalism » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Scandinavia

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