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Collective memory and ethnic groups the case of Swedes, Mennonites, and Norwegians by John E. Bodnar

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Published by Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill .
Written in English



  • Middle West.,
  • Kansas.


  • Swedish Americans -- Middle West.,
  • Mennonites -- Kansas.,
  • Norwegian Americans -- Middle West.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 36-39).

StatementJohn Bodnar.
SeriesOccasional papers / Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center,, no. 1, Occasional papers (Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center) ;, no. 1.
LC ClassificationsF358.2.S23 B63 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination39 p. ;
Number of Pages39
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1773238M
LC Control Number92126888

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