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From Peasants to Farmers: The Migration from Balestrand, Norway, to the Upper Middle West - 052126068X

From Peasants to Farmers: The Migration from Balestrand, Norway, to the Upper Middle West - 052126068X

Jon Gjerde, From Peasants to Farmers: The Migration from Balestrand, Norway, to the Upper Middle West, © 1985 Cambridge University Press, New York, Paperback, 319 Pages, 0-521-36822-7.

Table of Contents

  • Tables
  • Plates and figures
  • Preface
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 "The worlds we have lost": regional differences in trade, migration, and emigration in Norway
  • 3 "The grass so fat it glistened": the social and economic structure of peasant Balestrand
  • 4 "It will be man's fortune to see business extended": economic development of Balestrand, 1800-1865
  • 5 Inheritance, marriage, fertility, and economic growth: social development of Balestrand, 1800-1865
  • 6 The children of Askeladden: emigration from Balestrand to the United States
  • 7 "They rushed from place to place": American settlement patterns among Balestrand's immigrants
  • 8 "Norwegians . .. must learn anew": economic development of the American communities
  • 9 "There is good moral fiber in the sons of the mountains": social development of the American communities
  • 10 Conclusion
  • Notes
  • A note on secondary sources
  • Index

From the Publisher: This book examines a trans-Atlantic chain migration from a Norwegian fjord district to settlements in the nineteenth-century rural Upper Middle West and considers the social and economic conditions experienced in Europe as well as the immigrants' cultural adaptations to America. 

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

LC control no.: 84021428
Type of material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
Personal name: Gjerde, Jon, 1953-2008.
Main title: From peasants to farmers : the migration from Balestrand, Norway to the upper Middle West / Jon Gjerde.
Published/Created: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Description: xiv, 319 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN-10: 052126068X
ISBN-13: 978-0521260688
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subjects: Norwegian Americans --Middle West --Economic conditions.
Norwegian Americans --Middle West --Social conditions.
Peasants --Norway --Balestrand.
Farmers --Norway --Balestrand.
Balestrand (Norway) --Economic conditions.
Balestrand (Norway) --Social conditions.
Balestrand (Norway) --Emigration and immigration.
Middle West --Emigration and immigration.
Series: Interdisciplinary perspectives on modern history
LC classification: F358.2.S2 G54 1985
Dewey class no.: 304.8/77/0483
Geographic area code: n-usc-- e-no---

 

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