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Danish Immigration to America: Danish Immigration to America


  1. Christensen, Elisabeth Riber.
    Bibliografi over dansk-amerikansk udvandrerhistorie : den
    danske udvandring til USA fra 1840 til 1920 og den
    dansk-amerikanske historie til 1983 / Elisabeth Riber
    Christensen & John Pedersen. - Aalborg : Aalborg
    universitetsforlag, 1986. - 243 p. -

    (Udvandrerarkivets skriftserie. Udvandrerhistoriske studier; nr. 1)
    Z1361.D3C48 1986

    Includes index.
    86-183575

    Exhaustive bibliography of official histories and statistics,
    personal diaries, letters, travelers' logs, handbooks, Danish
    settlements in the United States arranged by state, Danish
    churches and schools in the United States, and ethnic
    societies. A section on Danish-American art and theater,
    Danish-American publications on religion, the arts and the
    sciences, the Danish language as spoken in America, relevant
    journals, archives, museums and libraries.

    Complete author index.

  2. Danish emigration to the U.S.A. / edited by Birgit Flemming
    Larsen, Henning Bender ; translations, Karen Veien. -
    Aalborg, Denmark : Pub. by the Danes Worldwide
    Archives in collaboration with the Danish Society for
    Emigration History, 1992. - 246 p : ill., maps. -

    (Udvandrerarkivets skriftserie. Udvandrerhistoriske
    studier ; nr. 4)
    E184.S19D195 1992

    Bibliography: p. 210-218.
    93-175137

    In fifteen articles, authors from the United States and
    Denmark discuss aspects of emigration and assimilation.
    Letters from emigrants, newspaper articles and brochures
    created expectations of what emigrants would find, and this
    experience is told in a Danish-American literature
    comprising more than 100 authors.

    Settlement in Kansas and in Elk Horn and Kimballton, Iowa, are
    described, and the emigration of an entire community is
    followed in a study of the Strandskov, Bille and Skon families
    from the island of Mon.

    Libraries and archives in America and Denmark are listed and
    described. This is of particular significance because
    documentation is less readily available for Danish immigrants
    to North America than for the other Scandinavian groups. To
    help address this lack there are also numerous bibliographic
    sources cited at the end of each article. Photographs
    illustrate every article.

  3. Heinberg, Aage.
    Over Atlanten fra og til Danmark gennem tiderne. -
    Kobenhavn : J. D. Qvist & komp., 1936. - 2 p.l., 7-341 p.,
    1 l. incl. ill., plates, ports., facsims.
    E184.S19H28
    39-13709

    A history of ships and shipping lines that brought immigrants
    to America. Emphasis is on Danish immigrants, but other
    nationalities are represented.

    Detailed, daily on-board schedules and descriptions of
    boarding and of disembarking in the new world give an intimate
    idea of the emigration experience.

    Few passengers are mentioned, but many ships are named with
    confirming facts such as size, tonnage, names of masters,
    dates of embarkation or arrival, and number of passengers.
    Photographs are provided of some crew members, but of
    all ships' masters (most with their signatures). There are
    also photographs of ships, ships' interiors, cabins of
    various classes, dining rooms, passengers at rest and play,
    shipping line offices in Europe and America and departure and
    arrival terminals lend a sense of reality to the descriptions.

    Researchers who know approximately when their Danish ancestors
    arrived in America may find ships' names here that will
    facilitate the search for passenger lists.

    A name index includes masters of the vessels and shipping line
    executives.

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