- Series: TEXIANS AND THE TEXANS
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Univ of Texas Inst of Texan; 1 edition (September 1, 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0867010428
- ISBN-13: 978-0867010428
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,104,166 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Swedish Texans (TEXIANS AND THE TEXANS) 1st Edition
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In the years between 1838 -1918, some 5000 Swedes left their homeland and immigrated to the plains and cities of Texas. The relatively small number of Swedes in the Lone Star State belied the vigor of the institutions, both religious and secular, which they established and stubbornly maintained for a century or more. Author Larry Scott uses the stories of individuals and families, their letters to friends and relatives back home, Swedish-Texas newspapers and books, and many other sources to discover how Swedes adapted to the land and fused their customs with those of the new world. In that fusion, much of what they brought with them was lost. But much remained or at least has left its mark on a modern state where the early pioneers on their endless prairies would not have felt at home. Only Minnesota has as many historical markers commemorating Swedish-American achievements. And nowhere but Texas did so few try to build so much and come so close to fulfilling their Texas-size dreams.