Tagged: emigration

Amerikabrev

Letters home tell an immigrant’s story

Book review M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Amerikabrev offers a new view of the great emigration from Norway, when from 1832 through 1930 more than 900,000 Norwegians left their homeland to live and work...

To the promised land

A tale of the first Norwegian emigration to the US By Bill Osmundsen Norwegian American Weekly In May, storyteller Anne Elisebeth Skogen gave her performance titled “Through Hell Gate to the Promised Land” to...

High immigration and emigration in 2009

In 2009, 65,200 immigrations and 26,550 emigrations were registered. This is the second highest immigration ever, and third highest emigration. Net immigration was 38,650; down 4,700 from the previous year, but the third highest...

One million may have gone to America

According to author Sverre Mørkhagen, far more Norwegians than may have emigrated to North America between 1825 and 1975 than numbers previously stated by Statistics Norway By Torill Nordeng Aftenposten Translation by Norway.com staff...

New book about the Norwegian emigration to America

A new Norwegian book written by author Sverre Mørkhagen, called “Farewell, Norway Amerika 1825–1975”, claims that the actual number of emigrants leaving Norway for America was much higher than the estimated 800,000. On Tuesday Oct. 13, “Farvel Norge,”...

Happy Birthday, Norwegian American Weekly!

By Christy Olsen Field Norwegian American Weekly The Norwegian American press was once described as a “near avalanche of newspapers” by historian Arlow W. Andersen. Visiting journalists from Norway expressed great surprise at the number...

Books build a bridge between cultures

The Norwegian-American Collection at Norway’s national library By Erica Olsen Special to the Norwegian American Weekly Dina Tolfsby is hard at work—and she’s shopping online. Tolfsby, curator of the Norwegian-American Collection at the National...