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During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, thousands of Icelanders emigrated to both North and South America. Although the...

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Exact title of the book
Icelanders In North America: The First Settlers
Book author
Jonas Thor
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
306 pages
Language
English
Published
November 13th 2002 by University of Manitoba Press
File size (in PDF)
1224 kB
Icelanders In North America: The First Settlers

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During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, thousands of Icelanders emigrated to both North and South America. Although the best known Icelandic settlements were in southern Manitoba, in the area that became known as “New Iceland,” Icelanders also established important settlements in Brazil, Minnesota, Utah, Wisconsin, Washington, Saskatchewan, and Nova Scotia. Earlier accounts of this immigration have tended to concentrate on the history of New Iceland.

Using letters, Icelandic and English periodicals and newspapers, census reports, and archival repositories, Jonas Thor expands this view by looking at Icelandic immigration from a continent-wide perspective. Illustrated with maps and photographs, this book is a detailed social history of the Icelanders in North America, from the first settlement in Utah to the struggle in New Iceland.