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Scandinavians by Robert Ferguson

Title Scandinavians
Author Robert Ferguson
Publisher Head of Zeus Ltd
Release 2016-11-03
Category History
Total Pages 384
ISBN 1781858934
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Scandinavians are regarded as Europe's most tolerant and peace-loving people. So how was it that one of the worst acts of political terror ever witnessed on this continent was committed by a Norwegian – against his fellow countrymen? Scandinavia is the epitome of cool: we fill our homes with cheap but stylish Nordic furniture; we envy their health-giving outdoor lifestyle; we glut ourselves on their crime fiction; even their strangely attractive melancholia seems to express a stoic, common-sensical acceptance of life's many vicissitudes. But how valid is this outsider's view of Scandinavia, and how accurate our picture of life in Scandinavia today? Robert Ferguson digs down through two millennia of history to tell stories of extraordinary events, people and objects – from Norwegian Death Metal to Vidkun Quisling, from Agnetha Fältskog to Greta Garbo, from Lurpak butter to the Old Norse rune stones – that richly illuminate our understanding of modern Scandinavia, its society, politics, culture and temperament.

Scandinavians in Chicago by Erika K. Jackson

Title Scandinavians in Chicago
Author Erika K. Jackson
Publisher University of Illinois Press
Release 2018-12-30
Category Social Science
Total Pages 264
ISBN 025205086X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Scandinavian immigrants encountered a strange paradox in 1890s Chicago. Though undoubtedly foreign, these newcomers were seen as Nordics--the "race" proclaimed by the scientific racism of the era as the very embodiment of white superiority. As such, Scandinavians from the beginning enjoyed racial privilege and the success it brought without the prejudice, nativism, and stereotyping endured by other immigrant groups. Erika K. Jackson examines how native-born Chicagoans used ideological and gendered concepts of Nordic whiteness and Scandinavian ethnicity to construct social hegemony. Placing the Scandinavian-American experience within the context of historical whiteness, Jackson delves into the processes that created the Nordic ideal. She also details how the city's Scandinavian immigrants repeated and mirrored the racial and ethnic perceptions disseminated by American media. An insightful look at the immigrant experience in reverse, Scandinavians in Chicago bridges a gap in our understanding of how whites constructed racial identity in America.

Scandinavians in Michigan by Jeffrey W. Hancks

Title Scandinavians in Michigan
Author Jeffrey W. Hancks
Publisher MSU Press
Release 2006-05-12
Category History
Total Pages 86
ISBN 160917044X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Scandinavian countries, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, are commonly grouped together by their close historic, linguistic, and cultural ties. Their age-old bonds continued to flourish both during and after the period of mass immigration to the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Scandinavians felt comfortable with each other, a feeling forged through centuries of familiarity, and they usually chose to live in close proximity in communities throughout the Upper Midwest of the United States. Beginning in the middle of the nineteenth century and continuing until the 1920s, hundreds of thousands left Scandinavia to begin life in the United States and Canada. Sweden had the greatest number of its citizens leave for the United States, with more than one million migrating between 1820 and 1920. Per capita, Norway was the country most affected by the exodus; more than 850,000 Norwegians sailed to America between 1820 and 1920. In fact, Norway ranks second only to Ireland in the percentage of its population leaving for the New World during the great European migration. Denmark was affected at a much lower rate, but it too lost more than 300,000 of its population to the promise of America. Once gone, the move was usually permanent; few returned to live in Scandinavia. Michigan was never the most popular destination for Scandinavian immigrants. As immigrants began arriving in the North American interior, they settled in areas to the west of Michigan, particularly in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, and North and South Dakota. Nevertheless, thousands pursued their American dream in the Great Lakes State. They settled in Detroit and played an important role in the city’s industrial boom and automotive industry. They settled in the Upper Peninsula and worked in the iron and copper mines. They settled in the northern Lower Peninsula and worked in the logging industry. Finally, they settled in the fertile areas of west Michigan and contributed to the state’s burgeoning agricultural sector. Today, a strong Scandinavian presence remains in town names like Amble, in Montcalm County, and Skandia, in Marquette County, and in local culinary delicacies like æbleskiver, in Greenville, and lutefisk, found in select grocery stores throughout the state at Christmastime.

Title The Scandinavians from the Vendel Period to the Tenth Century
Author Judith Jesch
Publisher Boydell Press
Release 2012
Category History
Total Pages 374
ISBN 1843837285
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ethnographic studies trace the background to and impact of urbanisation and Christianisation, and the development of royal power, which stimulated the transition from the Viking age to the medieval period.

Scandinavians by Robert Ferguson

Title Scandinavians
Author Robert Ferguson
Publisher
Release 2017-08-10
Category
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9781781858950
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The Scandinavians are regarded as Europe's most tolerant and peace-loving people. So how was it that one of the worst acts of political terror ever witnessed on this continent was committed by a Norwegian - against his fellow countrymen? Scandinavia is the epitome of cool: we fill our homes with cheap but stylish Nordic furniture; we envy their health-giving outdoor lifestyle; we glut ourselves on their crime fiction; even their strangely attractive melancholia seems to express a stoic, common-sensical acceptance of life's many vicissitudes. But how valid is this outsider's view of Scandinavia, and how accurate our picture of life in Scandinavia today? Robert Ferguson digs down through two millennia of history to tell stories of extraordinary events, people and objects - from Norwegian Death Metal to Vidkun Quisling, from Agnetha F�ltskog to Greta Garbo, from Lurpak butter to the Old Norse rune stones - that richly illuminate our understanding of modern Scandinavia, its society, politics, culture and temperament.

Viking Rus by Wladyslaw Duczko

Title Viking Rus
Author Wladyslaw Duczko
Publisher BRILL
Release 2004-01-01
Category History
Total Pages 290
ISBN 9004138749
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book offers a detailed survey of the history and culture of Scandinavians, known as Rus, living during the Viking Age in the Eastern Europe where they created not only a principality of Kiev but also several large proto-town centres and numerous rural settlements.

The Viking Heart by Arthur Herman

Title The Viking Heart
Author Arthur Herman
Publisher Mariner Books
Release 2021
Category History
Total Pages 512
ISBN 1328595900
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From a New York Times best-selling historian and Pulitzer Prize finalist, a sweeping epic of how the Vikings and their descendants have shaped history and America

Title The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War Statistics pt 1 Army anthropology based on observations made on draft recruits 1917 1918 and on veterans at demobilization 1919 by C B Davenport and A G Love 1921 Statistics pt 2 Medicl and casualty statistics based on the medical records of the United States Army April 1 1917 to December 31 1919 inclusive by A G Love 1925
Author United States. Surgeon-General's Office
Publisher
Release 1921
Category Medicine, Military
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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