Skip Navigation Links The Library of Congress >> Researchers 
Local History & Genealogy Reading Room
  Home>> Bibliographies & Guides

Danish Immigration to America: Scandinavian Emigration in General


  1. From Scandinavia to America : proceedings from a conference
    held at Gl. Holtegaard / Byhistorisk arkiv for Sollerod
    kommune ; edited by Steffen Elmer Jorgensen, Lars Scheving,
    and Niels Peter Stilling. - [Odense] : Odense University
    Press, 1987. - 377 p : ill., maps. -

    (Odense University studies in history and social sciences,
    vol. 103)
    E184.S18F75 1987

    Includes bibliographical references.
    88-114767

    Twenty-one papers studying causes and effects of Danish
    emigration, with a general history of the movement as well as
    case studies of Lolland-Falster, Mon and Sollerod.
    Transportation of emigrants is described. Settlement and
    assimilation in the Midwest includes personal letters, changes
    in emigrants' language habits, six studies of the Scandinavian
    press in North America, and efforts to preserve
    Danish-American history. Each paper includes notes and a
    bibliography.

  2. Nelson, Olof Nickolaus, d 1917, ed.
    History of the Scandinavians and successful Scandinavians in
    the United States. - 2d, rev. ed. - Minneapolis, Minn. : O. N.
    Nelson & company, 1900. - 2 v. in 1 : plates, ports.

    E184.S18N42
    00-927

    Essays that tell the story of Scandinavian Americans from the
    earliest Norse voyages to the date of publication, although
    only Norwegians, Danes, and Swedes are included. The social
    life, churches and synods, educational institutions and
    individual settlements are treated in considerable detail,
    with many individuals' names mentioned.

    Churches are particularly well represented, and their
    histories discussed in detail.

    There is an index of biographies included in this book, an
    index of portrait photographs, and a thirty-page annotated
    bibliography of Scandinavian historical literature in
    America. The latter includes biographies, county histories,
    histories of educational and other institutions, tours of
    Scandinavian settlements in America, ethnic newspapers, and
    collections of advertisements for Scandinavian-American
    businesses.

  3. Nordics in America : the future of their past / edited by Odd
    S. Lovoll. - Northfield, Minn. : Norwegian American Historical
    Association, 1993. - xii, 228 p : ill.
    E184.S18N58 1993

    Includes bibliographical references.
    93-184685

    Papers by seventeen specialists on the Scandinavian experience
    in America, viewing past events as they have shaped the
    present and will influence the future. They include
    history of Danes, Norwegians, Swedes and Finns in North
    American education and art, reviews of published history of
    these groups, preservation of ethnic identity, literary
    representations, immigrant letters from America, letters sent
    from Denmark to immigrants in America, and formal efforts to
    preserve the American-Scandinavian heritage. Each paper is
    followed by bibliographical notes.

  4. Norman, Hans, 1936-
    Transatlantic connections : Nordic migration to the New World
    after 1800 / Hans Norman & Harald Runblom. - Oslo : Norwegian
    University Press ; Oxford : Distributed world-wide
    excluding Scandinavia by Oxford University Press, [1988?] -
    335 p. [9] p. of plates (1 fold.) : ill. (some col.)
    JV6704.N67 1988

    Includes bibliographical references.
    89-130346

    An analysis of causes of migration within and from Iceland,
    Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, including patterns of
    movement and settlement in America. These studies make clear
    the considerable differences in the migration movements of the
    four Nordic nations, describing the phenomenon by country and
    by regions within each country and describing the effects that
    settlement in new lands had on each group.

    "America" as used in this work comprises Canada, the United
    States and Latin America, and includes both urban and rural
    settlement. Aspects of immigrant life studied are
    agriculture, commerce, religion, labor and trade unions,
    language maintenance and a unique chapter on immigrant authors
    and "literary careers on two continents."

    End material includes an eight-page overview of research on
    emigration from Nordic countries, statistics on Nordic-born
    immigrants to Canada, the United States and Australia by
    province and state, a list of administrative areas in the four
    Nordic countries illustrated by a fold-out map, and an
    eighteen-page bibliography.

  5. Scandinavia overseas : patterns of cultural transformation in
    North America and Australia : papers delivered at a seminar at
    Uppsala University, October 18, 1984 / Herald Runblom & Dag
    Blanck, editors. - Uppsala : Centre for Multiethnic Research,
    Uppsala University, Faculty of Arts, 1986. - 145 p : ill. -

    (Uppsala multiethnic papers, 7)
    E184.S23S28 1986

    Includes bibliographies.
    87-134910

    Nine specialists in Sweden, Canada, Australia and the United
    States describe aspects of cultural change resulting from
    emigration, referring primarily to emigrants from Sweden.
    Aspects studied include community life and the preservation of
    ethnic consciousness, ethnic press and education, and rural
    life and architecture in the American Midwest.

Top of Page Top of Page
  Home>> Bibliographies & Guides
  The Library of Congress >> Researchers
  January 8, 2014
Legal | External Link Disclaimer

Contact Us:  
Ask a Librarian