Norwegians in Michigan (Discovering the Peoples of Michigan)

By: Davidson, Clifford

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In "Norwegians in Michigan," Clifford Davidson shows how Norwegians took advantage of opportunities when they began settling in Michigan in the nineteenth century. Norwegians sailed Lake Michigan, joined the lumber trade, farmed the northwest part of the state, and mined copper and iron in the Upper Peninsula. At the same time, they brought a unique culture that came to be associated with Michigan and the Midwest. The first generations of Norwegians in Michigan maintained close cultural ties with their homeland.
Some Norwegian immigrants adjusted to life in a new land more quickly than others. Among these, according to Davidson, were engineers trained in Norway who developed Michigan's bridges, tunnels, and eventually even the cars that used them.
Illustrated with photographs, maps, and documents, "Norwegians in Michigan "vividly chronicles a now-familiar pattern of immigrants' cultural understandings prodding and shaping the culture of an emerging region and nation.

Title: Norwegians in Michigan (Discovering the Peoples of Michigan)

Author Name: Davidson, Clifford

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Michigan State University Press:

ISBN Number: 0870138782

ISBN Number 13: 9780870138782

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0870138782Z2

Description: 0870138782 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge - NICE