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Eva Wassén Erikssons first book about emigration is ”Käre broder Edvard – i en emigrants fotspår”:
One day in June 1893 Edward Olsson and his brother August rowed across the lake cove Kilsviken in Amal in Sweden. The brothers were in their thirties, but this was their last moment together. After this tour, they would never see each other again. August left his wife Sarah and their three small children to go to to the promised land America. His family never saw their husband and father again.
Where the facts are missing, the author has taken help by her imagination. August’s life and labours are recurringly portrayed in the story. With the support of the research, the story is interwoven with illustrations from this period, a broad descriptions of the emigration to America, and the immigrants life ”over there”.
The second book about emigration is ” Agenter, propaganda & motståndsrörelse – faktorer som påverkade Amerikaemigrationen”: At least 1.2 million Swedes, maybe as many as 1.4 million emigrated and the vast majority of them chose America as their new home. Surely there was widespread poverty in Sweden in the 19th century, but where there other contributing factors that made so many people chosing emigration as their last resort? This book describes the factors that became crucial to the great American migration in the end of the 19th century. These factors led onto that a whole industry based on emigration was built.
As part of the Swedish history, all Swedes, young and old, should have an overall picture of the Swedish emigration and, in particular, the great American migration.
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