Swedes in America, 1638-1938
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Published by Yale University Press, H. Milford, Oxford University Press in New Haven, London .
Written in English


  • Swedes -- United States.,
  • Swedes -- United States -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Adolph B. Benson and Naboth Hedin ; published for the Swedish American Tercentenary Association.
SeriesLibrary of American civilization -- LAC 15070.
ContributionsHedin, Naboth, b. 1884 joint ed., Swedish American Tercentenary Association.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 614 p.
Number of Pages614
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17565146M

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Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Benson, Adolph B. (Adolph Burnett), Swedes in America, The unknown Swedes: a book about Swedes and America, past and present / by: Moberg, Vilhelm, Published: (). Swedish emigration to the United States had reached new heights in , and it was in this year that the Vasa Order of America, a Swedish American fraternal organization, was founded to help immigrants, who often lacked an adequate network of social h Americans usually came through New York City and subsequently settled in the upper Midwest. Other sources. Barton, H. Arnold () A Folk Divided: Homeland Swedes and Swedish Americans, – (Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis). Benson, Adolph B. and Naboth Hedin, eds. () Swedes in America, – (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press) ISBN Johnson, Amandus () The Swedes on the Delaware (International Printing Company, Philadelphia).

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