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Scandinavian emigration to the United States

In 2011 the book Scandinavian Descendants in the United States was published in English. The author MA and PhD in History and Archaeology Torben Grøngaard Jeppesen has for many years been researching and writing about Scandinavian emigration. Here we present the first chapter of the book and hope it will give appetite to read more of it. 

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"Butter-Peter" on the prairie

This is a short but typical story about a young Danish couple leaving their homeland for good to settle down in the US. Peter and Anna Marie Christiansen came to live in Minnesota in a landscape that very much reminded them of Denmark. Peter Christiansen did well as a farmer and was especially known for the good quality of his butter

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A book from 1896 about Danish settlers

In 1896 John H. Bille wrote a little book published in Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, Vol. XI. It had the title A History of the Danes in America. Even today, this is a fine source of information about the early Danish settlements in the US.

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British Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall in Denmark

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is a British celebrity chef, television personality, journalist, food writer and "real food" campaigner, known for his back-to-basics philosophy. In 2014 he visited Denmark.

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