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Julius Strandberg And "The Almost White Child", Hans J. Strandberg Jan 1997

Julius Strandberg And "The Almost White Child", Hans J. Strandberg

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Why did more than 50 million people leave Europe for the United States in the second part of the 19th century? To understand the largest migration in history you have to look to the hopelessly poor living conditions which many people in the Old World lived under. To people living in an overpopulated and underpaid. Europe the idea of going to America where nothing was impossible but where "everything" was possible was immensely attractive.


Editorial Statement Jan 1997

Editorial Statement

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Contributors Jan 1997

Contributors

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As You Bend The Twig, So Grows The Tree, Borge M. Christensen Jan 1997

As You Bend The Twig, So Grows The Tree, Borge M. Christensen

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"Left to go to America," teacher Johannes Frederik

Christensen wrote opposite Sophie Pauline Christine

Pedersen in the June, 1884 Kindertofte village school's attendance

and examination class register. For Sophie, daughter of

laborer P. Christian Pedersen, as for the other 1,261 emigrants

under sixteen that left Denmark in 1884 with their families,1

her first meeting with education would greatly contribute to

any success in the new country. The Danish school system

and the village teacher would cast long shadows.


Book Review, Rit S. Wengel Jan 1997

Book Review, Rit S. Wengel

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Full Issue Jan 1997

Full Issue

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A Family Sketchbook, Eva M. Johnson Jan 1997

A Family Sketchbook, Eva M. Johnson

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Father, Otto Christensen, was born in 1875 on a farm

that lay on the edge of the North Sea in Jutland, Denmark.

When he was four his mother died and his father remarried.

He spent his childhood tending sheep and cattle and playing

in the sand dunes and heather along the sea. He must have

spent much time dreaming his dreams.


Editorial Statement Jan 1997

Editorial Statement

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Table Of Contents Jan 1997

Table Of Contents

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Full Issue Jan 1997

Full Issue

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Christian Madsen- A Dane In The "Wild West", Sybil D. Needham Jan 1997

Christian Madsen- A Dane In The "Wild West", Sybil D. Needham

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I never tire of hearing stories about Danish immigrants coming to America in the 1800' s. Their courage fills me with admiration because few of them would ever see their homeland or families again. My own great-grandparents Jens and Kristine Bagge arrived in June of 1863. Kristine died a few years later leaving five small children behind. We know she was lonely for Denmark.


Front Cover Jan 1997

Front Cover

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Front Matter Jan 1997

Front Matter

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Back Matter, Visti Favrholt Jan 1997

Back Matter, Visti Favrholt

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