Joranger, Terje Mikael Hasle (ed.): NAHA 2017

Joranger, Terje Mikael Hasle (ed.): NAHA 2017

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Freedom and Migration in a Norwegian-American Context

The idea of personal progress and freedom in the United States continued to have a strong impact on Norwegians for the remainder of the nineteenth century. Knowledge about these freedoms was spread through America letters, hand­books, and returned migrants, and this knowledge often was a decisive factor behind the decision to emigrate.

Dimensions of freedom are interconnected in this fifteenth volume of Norwegian-American Essays 2017. Its title, Freedom and Migration in a Norwegian-American Context, is identical to the theme of the conference of the Norwegian-American Historical Association – Norway which was held at Fagernes, Norway, June 18–21, 2014. The theme reflects the signing of the Norwegian Constitution in 1814. Norwegian-American Essays 2017 reveals various approaches to the concept of freedom. In addition, all essays share a thematical connection in that they are transnational in content. To a large extent the essays are also comparative as they take into account conditions both in the sending society and the receiving society, which helps to contextualize the theme.


Terje Mikael Hasle Joranger, Editor



Contents

Terje Mikael Hasle Joranger
Introduction

Ola Mestad
The Impact of the US Constitution on the Norwegian Constitution and on Emigration to America

Ådne Løvstad
Norwegians Fighting for Freedom in America: Why the Scandinavians had their own Regiment in the Civil War of 1861–65

Birger Løvlie
The Concept of Freedom in Theological and Political Debates in the 1870s

Steffen Sætereie
Norske sjømenn på rømmen i Nord-Amerika, 1862–1913

Daron W. Olson
His Mother’s Song: The Ethnolandscapes of Norwe-gian-American Male Visitors to Norway during the 1914 Eidsvoll Centennial

Jarle Simensen
Migrant Identity in Academia: Professor Paul Knaplund (1885-1964), University of Wisconsin

David C. Mauk
The Norwegian American Ancestry Group in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area, 1975-2000

Lizette Gradén
Selected Stops along the Norwegian Highway: Nor-wegian-American Heritage Practice in Seattle after 1945

Arnstein Hjelde and Janne Bondi Johannessen Amerikanorsk: Orda vitner om kontakt mellom folk

Ingeborg Kongslien
Freedom from and Freedom to: Nordic Narratives of Migration and Quests for Freedom

Earlier NAHA-Norway Publications

Contributors
ISBN 978-82-7099-879-1, 326 pp., paperback
Format: 15x22,5 cm, weight 0,7 kg, year of publication 2017, language: English


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