Tagged: Norwegian history

The Jøssing Affair

Book review Christine Foster Meloni Washington We can often learn more from a well-researched and -written historical novel than from a scholarly book by an eminent historian. This is certainly the case with J....

Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929)

Notable Norwegians With M. Michael Brady In June 2007, the International Conference on Institutional Economics was held in the Valdres district of Norway, marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of economist and sociologist...

Seven snapshots of Syttende Mai

A brief pictorial history of Grunnlovsdagen, compiled by M. Michael Brady The celebration of Syttende Mai as we know it today started unpretentiously after the Constitution was signed at Eidsvoll on May 17, 1814....

Not granted, but won with blood

What happened after the 17th of May and the signing of the Norwegian constitution Terje Birkedal Anchorage, Alaska Perhaps because the celebration of Norway’s Constitution Day on the 17th of May is now associated...

Remembering the 99th

Shared memories of the Norwegian-American 99th Infantry Battalion By Roy Everson Norwegian American Weekly Editor’s Note: This was shared with us by one of the subscribers to the Norwegian American Weekly, whose husband served...