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Westward from Vinland: An Immigrant Saga by Hjalmar Holand

David M. Krueger

in Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696918
eISBN:
9781452952444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter One outlines the immediate aftermath of Ohman’s discovery of the Kensington Rune Stone in 1898 and also situates the rune stone in the history of Scandinavian immigrant fascination with ... More


Our Lady of the Runestone and America’s Baptism with Catholic Blood

David M. Krueger

in Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696918
eISBN:
9781452952444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Four illustrates how Catholics interpreted the runic inscription to contain a prayer to the Blessed Mother, the first of which uttered in North America. This assertion helped church leaders ... More


Fit Body, Fit Mind: Scandinavian Youth and the Value of Work, Education, and Physical Fitness in Progressive-Era Chicago

Erika K. Jackson

in Children and Youth During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479894147
eISBN:
9781479804078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479894147.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the efforts of Scandinavian students in Chicago to bring organized recreation and sports into their schools during the Progressive Era. It begins by revisiting the conflict ... More


“Talking against a Stonewall”: The High License Consensus (1888–1897)

Sabine N. Meyer

in We Are What We Drink: The Temperance Battle in Minnesota

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039355
eISBN:
9780252097409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039355.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the emergence of a High License consensus in Minnesota during the period 1888–1897. In the decade after the passage of the High License Law, there was an almost complete ... More


Knutson’s Last Stand: Fabricating the First White Martyrs of the American West

David M. Krueger

in Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696918
eISBN:
9781452952444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Two demonstrates the appeal of Viking myths to Minnesotans who embraced the artifact as proof that the conquest of the American West was blessed by God. The rune stone is examined in light of ... More


Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

David M. Krueger

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696918
eISBN:
9781452952444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Myths of the Rune Stone tells the story of how white Midwesterners created, adapted, and propagated a myth that Viking missionaries had visited their region and were “massacred” by local Indians ... More


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