The Minds of the West Ethnocultural Evolution in the Rural Middle West 1830 1917 (PDF Kindle ePUB) by Jon Gjerde
Olaf Martin Oleson immigrated from Norway to Fort Dodge Iowa in 1870 and uickly established himself as a successful businessman in the community At the same time he worked tirelessly to promote a native language singing group in his community and sim. In the century preceding World War I the American Middle West drew thousands of migrants both from Europe and from the northeastern United States In the American mind the region
Represented A Place Where Social a place where social could be muted and a distinctly American culture created Many of the European groups however viewed the could be muted and a distinctly American culture created Many of the European groups however viewed the as an area *OF OPPORTUNITY BECAUSE IT ALLOWED THEM * opportunity because it allowed them retain cult. S for readers of history How did immigrants adapt to their new surroundings What traditions did they bring with them from their points of emigration how long did those traditions survive and how did they change For a long time historians focused on th. Lements built around familial and community institutions Gjerde compares patterns of development and acculturation across Immigrant Groups Exploring The Frictions And Fissures Experienced Within And groups exploring the frictions and fissures experienced within and communities Finally he examines the means by which individual ethnic groups built themselves a representative voice joining the political and social debate on both a regional and national leve. Ilar groups across the country Such stories are the stuff of historyBecause all Iowans have immigrated to this state from other places yes even the Meswakis of Tama County immigration has long been a popular topic for historians of all types as well Ural and RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS FROM THEIR HOMELANDS JON traditions from their homelands Jon examines the cultural patterns
or minds that those settling the Middle West carried with them minds that those settling the Middle West carried with them argues that such cultural transplantation could occur because patterns of migration tended to reunite people of similar pasts and because the rural #Midwest Was A Vast Region Where Cultural Groups Could Seuester #was a vast region where cultural groups could seuester in tight nit sett.