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Published by Swedish-American Historical Society in Chicago .
Written in English



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  • Canada


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  • Immigrants -- Education -- United States -- Congresses.,
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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Philip J. Anderson, Dag Blanck, and Peter Kivisto.
ContributionsAnderson, Philip J., Blanck, Dag., Kivisto, Peter, 1948-, Swedish-American Historical Society (1983- )
LC ClassificationsLC3650.S35 S33 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination222 p. :
Number of Pages222
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL818498M
ISBN 100914819011
LC Control Number95068623

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Scandinavian immigrants to the U.S. established farms, Lutheran churches, universities, agricultural cooperatives, and newspapers. Norway established compulsory primary education in the 18th century, so most Norwegian immigrants who came could read and write. In the Finnish population of Detroit was 15; in it Michigan became, and remains, the heart of Finnish America, and is the home of the only Finnish institution of higher education in the U.S., Suomi College in Hancock. Finns faced greater challenges than many of the Scandinavian immigrants that preceded them.   In fact, almost everything the American left has told us about economic, immigration and social policy there is degrees out of phase with Scandinavian reality.   Exploring an Alien Culture is a tribute to your Scandinavian grandparents and to the grandparents and great-grandparents of the thousands of other North Americans who against all odds emigrated from Northern Europe to the new world All in all, your book is extremely interesting and informative to any reader. --A Nordic educatorReviews: 2.