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Norwegian American Women: Migration, Communities, and Identities

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The history of Norwegian settlement in the United States has often been told through the eyes of prominent men, while the women are imagined in the form of O. E. Rolvaag's fictionalized heroine Beret Holm, who made the best of life on the frontier but whose gaze seemed ever fixed on her long-lost home. The true picture is more complex. In an area spanning the Midwest and r ...more
Hardcover, 356 pages
Published May 15th 2011 by Minnesota Historical Society Press (first published May 13th 2011)
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A very interesting read. I wish I would have had the time to read it a little quicker and less fragmented. I will most likely read this book again so that I can understand some of the concepts better. There were some parts where things were repeated or some of the information got a little dry but then there were also pages that I didn't want to tear my eyes away from. It provided a great read to get away from my studies and gave me a lot of wonderful information about my Norwegian ancestors and ...more
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