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Grass of the Earth

By: Aagot Raaen

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press / Borealis Books Imprint:

Seller ID: 512952


This is an engaging, richly detailed biography of a family of Norwegian immigrant homesteaders in eastern North Dakota in the late 1800s. Educator and world traveler Aagot Raaen wrote this reminiscence late in her life. Like Giants in the Earth and Old Jules, Grass of the Earth deals frankly with a darker side of pioneer life on the prairie.New introduction by Barbara Handy-Marchello. View more info

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Emigrants

By: Johan Bojer

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press / Borealis Books Imprint:

Seller ID: 51260X


Bojer's novel of Norwegian emigration in the 1880s tells of young villagers who leave the Old World to seek a better life. Their trek takes them to homesteads in North Dakota, where they find that breaking the sod and surviving blizzards are easier than feeling at home in this new land.New introduction by Ingeborg Kongslien. View more info

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Norwegians in Minnesota

By: Jon Gjerde and Carlton C. Qualey; foreword by Bill Holm.

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press: c2002

Seller ID: 514211


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... View more info

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Norwegians in Wisconsin [Rev. and Expanded Ed.]

By: Richard J. Fapso

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press: c2001

Seller ID: 203347


A chronicle of Wisconsin's early Norwegian immigrantsThis perennially popular book, now revised and expanded with additional historical photos and documents, offers a concise introduction to Wisconsin's Norwegian immigrants. The narrative examines the mass migration of Norwegians from 1837, when Ole Nattestad became the first Norwegian settler in Wisconsin, to the late nineteenth century, when Norwegian immigration largely came to a close. This volume demonstrates th... View more info