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