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Det förlofvade landet: En brevanalys av Amerikabrev 1850-1870
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Promised Land : A Letter Analysis of America Letters 1850-1870 (English)
Abstract [en]

The Promised land – A letter analysis of America letters from 1850-1870 This essay is about the Swedish emigration to America. This essay will focus on the period 1840-1870, where the main focus will be the american civil war, and what the immigrants wrote back to their relatives in Sweden. This study will also focus on the integration of Swedish immigrants.

My main question are what did the swedes write back to Sweden during the war? And how did it differ from the period before and after the war?

But also can a war assimilate a immigrant faster than it would be done without the war?

The conclusion that has been made is that the war did help the swedish immigrants to integrate much faster than usually. Also the study shows that the language before the war was of that character that they where missing home whereas it shows that after the war it had completley turned around, instead of wanting to go back to Sweden, they wanted their relatives to come over to America.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 49 p.
Keyword [sv]
Emigration, Immigration, USA, Sverige, amerikanska inbördeskriget, utvandring, invandring, 1800-talet
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-35006OAI: diva2:723939
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Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
Available from: 2014-06-12 Created: 2014-06-11 Last updated: 2014-06-12Bibliographically approved

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