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Swedes in the Twin Cities: Immigrant Life and Minnesota's Urban Frontier

01 Apr 2002-The Annals of Iowa (State Historical Society of Iowa)-Vol. 61, Iss: 2, pp 202-204
TL;DR: Anderson et al. as mentioned in this paper described Sweden in the Twin Cities: Immigrant Life and Minnesota's Urban Frontier, focusing on immigrants from Sweden and immigrants in the Minnesota's urban frontier.
Abstract: Review of: Swedes in the Twin Cities: Immigrant Life and Minnesota's Urban Frontier. Anderson, Philip J. and Blanck, Dag, ed.
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TL;DR: This paper presented a form of popular, easily available knowledge which contains no complicated ideas, requires no sophisticated argument, does not depend on deep thought or wide reading, and works intuitively, without forethought or reflection.
Abstract: It is a form of popular, easily-available knowledge which contains no complicated ideas, requires no sophisticated argument and does not depend on deep thought or wide reading. It works intuitively, without forethought or reflection. It is pragmatic and empirical, giving the illusion of arising directly from experience, reflecting only the realities of daily life and answering the needs of ‘the common people’ for practical guidance and advice.

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Cites background from "Swedes in the Twin Cities: Immigran..."

  • ...…detailed knowledge about immigrant experiences of grandparents and great-grandparents and cultural beliefs and practices passed down in their families that is consistent with scholarly work done on these groups (Conzen, 2003; Holmquist, 1981; Gjerde & Qualey, 2002; Anderson & Blanck, 2001)....

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