In Their Own Words

(10 customer reviews)

$16.00

These translations of letters home by nine Norwegian immigrants detail their perception of America and their adjustment to its lifestyle between 1870 and 1945.

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#487,656 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #400 in Literary Letters #814 in Emigration & Immigration Studies (Books) #6,781 in Ethnic Studies (Books)

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10 reviews for In Their Own Words

  1. Lyle Bjork

    A charming bookThis is a charming book of letters from Norwegian immigrants to friends and relatives back home. The collection spans a century of writing by folks from various parts of Norway who lived in various parts of the US with a wide variety of trades and occupations and writing styles. Women are included. Each set of letters is preceded by a brief background of the writer. Additional comments accompany some letters, not all of which are complete. It is a nice touch that even fragments are included. The only thing that would have enhanced my enjoyment was some commentary at the end of each set about what happened to the writer and/or people mentioned in the letters in order to provide closure.

  2. Jeremy Biermaier

    Great for MN History ClassUsed it for class and was a hit with students.

  3. Kat

    Good shopping experienceBook arrived safely, well packaged and ahead of schedule, very happy with that.thank you!

  4. ShannonM

    In Their Own Words . . .SUPER! So happy with this purchase! Great gift for my fellow Norske sister!!

  5. Frances H. Wiles

    Not finished it at this point but finding it a great read.I am planning a trip to Norway and am using it as an insight to the background of those who came (and returned). Not finished it at this point but finding it a great read.

  6. RYLIE

    GOT THIS FOR MY MOMMY MOM HAS A HUGE INTEREST IN HER HERITAGE AND TRADITIONS. SHE IS NORWEIGIAN AND I THOUGHT SHE’D ENJOY THIS TEXT. SHE SAID IT WAS AN “OK’ BOOK…VERY DRY BUT SHE READ IT ALL.

  7. WIlla Heart

    Reality check!Compelling accounts of reality

  8. Myriam L. Miller

    Powerful immigrant storyVery powerful story of human determination & courage to change their lives amid difficulties. Excellent read

  9. Donna J. Davis

    In Their Own WordsTranscripts of letters of immigrants gives a great picture of immigrants’ lives in America and historical data for American researchers..

  10. Doris G.

    Five StarsI am pleased with my purchase. Thank you.

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