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The Background of Swedish Emigration to the United States

An Economic and Sociological Study in the Dynamics of Migration

Author:

John S. Lindberg

The Background of Swedish Emigration to the United States

No one interested in the problem of immigration or in the part played by Swedes in the civilization of the upper Mississippi valley can afford to ignore this scholarly monograph.

Historical Outlook

The Background of Swedish Emigration to the United States was first published in 1930. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

The author, for three years a fellow of the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial, examines the movement that, about the middle of the nineteenth century, swept over Sweden like an epidemic and carried away a large portion of her youth to America. Some of the more important chapters discuss the character of group emigration, the pattern of mass emigration, the background of agricultural emigration, the selection of emigrants, the industrial emigration, the professional emigration, the return of the emigrants, and the cessation of emigration.

The Background of Swedish Emigration to the United States

John S. Lindberg was an instructor in history at the University of Stockholm and a fellow of the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial.

The Background of Swedish Emigration to the United States

No one interested in the problem of immigration or in the part played by Swedes in the civilization of the upper Mississippi valley can afford to ignore this scholarly monograph.

Historical Outlook