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THE PROMISE OF AMERICA: A History of the Norwegian-American People.

Lovoll, Odd S.

ISBN 10: 8200069842 / ISBN 13: 9788200069843
Published by Universitetsforlaget,, Oslo:, 1984
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Hardcover with blue cloth covers showing very mild shelfwear; hinges sound, uncracked; pages tight, clean, unmarked. DJ heavily faded due to color/ink with minor wear at edges. 239 pages with index, illustrations. An account of Norwegian immigrants in the US, with emphasis on "the growth of an ethnic subculture and the process of assimilation" into various institutions such as churches and schools. ;. Bookseller Inventory # 36952

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Title: THE PROMISE OF AMERICA: A History of the ...

Publisher: Universitetsforlaget,, Oslo:

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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In The Promise of America, historian Odd S. Lovoll tells the story of the thousands of Norwegian immigrants who gambled on a fresh start in the United States. Now, Lovoll has carefully revised this successful book to reflect new understandings of the Norwegian-American past, updating the story to today. Changes include additional photos, expanded treatment of the causes of migration, extensive details about the urban Norwegian-American experience, new information about immigrant fiction and reading societies, enriched discussions of Norwegians in the Civil War and the Socialist movement, and more.

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Lovoll immigrated to the United States fron Norway in 1946 and was educated at Norwegian and U.S. universities. He is the King Olav V Chair in Scandinavian American studies at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

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