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Swedish Immigration

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Many Swedes formed Swedish communities when they arrived in America.  The author noted that “Upon arriving in the US most Swedes headed for the Midwest, where the city of Chicago and Minnesota became the center of an new Swedish American culture with characteristics different than that of Sweden and America” (3).  This author also commented that “It was possible to live and die in Chicago never speaking anything but Swedish” (3).  The author stated that the Swedish immigrants “...had their own churches, clubs, schools, newspapers, and a unique culture all their own” (3), and they “contributed a great amount of tradition, culture, and art to the midwest and the rest of the US, most of which is still extremely visible today” (4).

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Swedish Immigration

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This author explains the reason for Swedish immigration.   “...Swedes in the United States were engaged in farming” (15).  This shows that the Swedes were farmers and they probably were looking for more or better farm land.  “It was estimated that over 40 per cent of Swedish soil was unproductive” (3).  The author gives other reasons for immigration.  “Unemployment grew and wages fell” (4).  The author also mentioned that Sweden had “...an increase in population” (4) that contributed to the food shortage created by unproductive farm land.

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Swedish Americans - History, Significant immigration waves, Settlement patterns

Swedish Americans - History, Significant immigration waves, Settlement patterns | Swedish Immigration | Scoop.it
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The author of this article explains Swedish immigration but also explains more than that.  The author explained the type of Swede that immigrated.  The author stated “ ...more than 1.2 million Swedes immgrated to America, a number that represented perhaps 25 percent of the total population of Sweden during this period” (5).   The author stated not only when the immigrants came but told us what the main occupation of the immigrants was.  The author mentioned,  “This time not only farm families emigrated, but also loggers, miners, and factory workers from the cities” (5).  This shows who came over after the large wave of farmers.

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Swedes immigrated to America by ship in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.  The author states “...emigrants had to go to a hub like Liverpool, Southampton, Hamburg or Bremen to take a ship for the States” (10).  The author further noted “The shipping agents sold package trips that included not only the journey to Grimsby/Hull, the train trip to Liverpool and the voyage over the Atlantic but also transport in the States, e.g. train to Chicago” (10).  Immigrants made the ship crossing in primitive conditions, “Until 1869 you had to bring your own provisions, but after  that ‘tasty food in generous portions’ (gruel, meat and potatoes was considered excellent food) was served – though you still had to bring your own mug, plate and cutlery” (11), and “...you had to bring your own bedding unless you wanted to sleep on the bare planks” (12).

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Swedish Americans - Conservapedia

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When the Swedes went to America they told stories about America.  The author uses parallelism to talk about the places that were developed in New England.  He states that “By 1900 numerous churches, organizations, businesses, and benevolent associations had been organized” (7).   This shows that the author used parallelism to make his sentence short and neat.  The author uses an ethos by stating the political view of most of the Swedes.  “Politically the Swedes voted overwhelmingly were Republicans, giving strong support for prohibition and for progressive causes during the Progressive Era” (8).  The Swedes were careful with what they did, and this caused them to be progressive.

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Swedish Immigration to North America | Augustana College

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The author states good facts about Swedish immigration.  The author states facts about the reason for immigration, the number of immigrants, and the type of person that wanted to leave Sweden.  “The mass exodus of some 1.3 million Swedes to the United States, often young and healthy men and women, during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was due to the economic and social circumstances in Sweden”(1).    The author tells the number of people immigrating.  “…approximately 478,000 Swedes lived in theUnited States” (3). This information is comfirmed in a number of other web sites.

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