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Norway to America

A History of the Migration

1980
Author:

Ingrid Semmingsen
Translated by Einar Haugen

Norway to America

Traces the movement of both groups and individuals from Norway to the American Midwest and Pacific coast states.

Rich in human and illustrative detail. Presents in one brief volume a comprehensive treatment of Norwegian migration and settlement. Semmingsen provides an account of the movement rich in human and illustrative detail. A work of superior quality and merit, presenting in one brief volume a comprehensive treatment of Norwegian migration and settlement that will appeal with equal strength to the critical scholar and the interested layman alike.

American Historical Review

This book tells the story of the migration as it affected both countries and investigates the reasons for “American Fever.” The story ends with a discussion of the ways in which Norwegian-Americans retain their ties to Norway. The book was first published in Norway as Dröm og Dad (Dream and Deed), in observance of the 150th anniversary of the departure of the first emigrant ship for America. This is an excellent way to celebrate one of the strongest ethnic heritages in America.

Norway to America

Ingrid Semmingsen was professor of history at the University of Oslo and the author of a two-volume study of Norwegian emigration to America, Veien mot Vest (The Way West).
Einar Haugen was professor of Scandinavian and linguistics at Harvard University.

Norway to America

Rich in human and illustrative detail. Presents in one brief volume a comprehensive treatment of Norwegian migration and settlement. Semmingsen provides an account of the movement rich in human and illustrative detail. A work of superior quality and merit, presenting in one brief volume a comprehensive treatment of Norwegian migration and settlement that will appeal with equal strength to the critical scholar and the interested layman alike.

American Historical Review