The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 54, July 1950 - April, 1951 Page: 388
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
determination of the eldest, Aagot, to learn the English language,
to get an education, and to live in the American way. That she
succeeded is evidenced by the fact that she is now a teacher, has
a university degree, and has traveled widely.
The second volume is a series of letters written by Gro Svend-
sen from her new home in Iowa to her family in Norway. She
came as a bride to Estherville, Iowa, in 1862. The life of an
immigrant family in a strange world, the transition from a secure
family life in Norway to the responsibilities of the frontier, and
the adjustment to an entirely new environment are portrayed
with charm and gusto. Gro was nostalgic at times for her home-
land, but she was alive to all that was good in the new world.
She wanted both for herself and her children full participation
in American life. Her letters constitute "a saga of the kind of
people who on every frontier and in every age of our national
history have shouldered the day's work."
CORAL H. TULLIS
The University of Texas
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 54, July 1950 - April, 1951, periodical, 1951; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101133/m1/500/: accessed May 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.