A Source Book to Scandinavian History and Institutions in America: A Millennial Saga

Author: Dickson, Charles
Year:2009
Pages:164
ISBN:0-7734-4669-9
978-0-7734-4669-4
Price:159.95
This work is an introduction to the saga of Scandinavian immigrants in America dating from the landing of Leif Ericsson to the present day institutions established by Scandinavian Americans. It also presents an outline of Scandinavian America today, including educational institutions and historical associations.

Reviews

“Beyond a quick historical survey, the book offers a vast array of resource information that covers everything from higher education to health care and the popular media.” – Prof. Tim Peeler, Catawba Valley Community College

“. . . a valuable resource for teachers in courses such as The Introduction to Scandinavia, as well as those history teachers who are not conversant with a Nordic language.” – Prof. Rudolf Jensen, Grand View University

“. . . combines the elements of a basic historical introduction to the subject with a very helpful survey of those contemporary institutions of the Scandinavian-American world that still exist-the museums, churches, educational and social agencies that maintain this distinct culture. The indexes and bibliographies could be of interest to many readers, spurring them on to further research in these areas of study and interest.” – Prof. Mark A. Granquist, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary

Table of Contents

Foreword by Tim Peeler
Preface
Acknowledgments
Scandinavian Resources
Danish American Resources
Finnish American Resources
Icelandic American Resources
Norwegian American Resources
Swedish American Resources
1. The Viking Era: 986-1362
2. The Colonial Period: 1630-1799
3. Early and Mid-Nineteenth Century: 1800-1859
4. Mass Migration: 1860-1910
5. The End of Scandinavian Immigration: 1911-1949
6. Prelude to Millennium: 1960-2000
7. Scandinavian America Today
Scandinavian-American Higher Education
Scandinavian-American Historical Associations
Danish
Additional Danish Listings
Regional Libraries with Danish American Family
Records
Finnish
Additional Finnish Listings
Regional Libraries with Finnish American Family
Records
Icelandic
Additional Icelandic Listings
Regional Libraries with Icelandic American Family Records
Norwegian
Additional Norwegian Listings
Regional Libraries with Norwegian American Family Records
Swedish
Additional Swedish Listings
Regional Libraries with Swedish American Family Records
General Scandinavian Resources
Flags of the five Nordic Countries
Scandinavian-American Institutions of Care Hospitals
Caring for the Elderly
Scandinavian-American Periodicals and Newspapers
Danish Language
Finnish Language
Icelandic Language
Norwegian Language
Swedish Language
Scandinavian Studies and Language Instruction
Danish
Finnish
Icelandic
Norwegian
Swedish
Places with Scandinavian Names
Danish
Finnish
Norwegian
Swedish
8. A Concluding Thought
Bibliography
General Works
Danish
Finnish
Icelandic
Norwegian
Swedish
Index