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De Svenska dagstidningarna och dess relation till de Svenska emigranterna till Amerika mellan 1901-1904: -En argumentationsanalys om Svenska dagstidningars åsikter om den svenska emigrationen, med inslag av nationalism.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Swedish Newspapers relationship with the Swedish emigration to Amerika between 1901-1904. : -An argumentative analysis of the Swedish newspapers´ oppinions about the emigration in 1901-1904, with a hint of nationalism. (English)
Abstract [en]

The Swedish emigrants, in 1901-1904, were displeased with their home country, so they moved to America with hope to find a better life. Even though they were displeased they still had a great love for their home country and tried to either create a “new Sweden” (the Swedish-Americans), or they traveled back to their families, hopefully with savings big enough to buy their own home. Sweden did not have a homestead act like the Americans did, which probably is the biggest reason to the emigration. There was also the question of each individual’s right to vote. When you got American citizenship, you received the right to vote. The right to vote, as a reason to the emigration, was discussed in the Swedish newspaper. Some articles claimed that there were areas in Sweden with little political influence that had a lower emigration rate, in comparison to areas with a larger political influence. However, not only did you receive the right to vote, but you also get a home for free, thanks to the The Homestead, which later on became a national symbol for Sweden. A little red cottage with a stone wall around the land. The feeling for nationalism grew as this symbol alongside the Swedish national theme came along. There were of course other reasons, such as the strict laws of military service at the age of 20. As the laws got more serious, the emigration got higher.


My purpose behind this thesis was to find out what the oppinions was from two Swedish newspapers about the great emigration to America that took place between the years of 1901-1904. It was two newspapers from each political opposites, and a total of 35 articles was found and used. To make the material manageable, I had to set up a few keywords. That way I could select a few headlines, instead of reading them all. Then I presented the newspapers´ arguments in four kategories. The same four kategories are used to discuss the possibilities and problematics behind the arguments. The point behind this study is to show how the nationalistic arguments are presented in the newspapers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Emigration, Swedish
Keyword [sv]
Emigrationen, Svenska
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-36722OAI: diva2:743642
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Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
Available from: 2014-09-10 Created: 2014-09-04 Last updated: 2014-09-10Bibliographically approved

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