Struggle and Survival in a Foreign Land : the Immigrant Experience of Anders Lian
Kocken, Gregory J.
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Throughout out the nineteenth century thousands of immigrants arrived in the United States. Many of these immigrants hoped to improve their lives by establishing themselves in America. Anders Lian, a youthful immigrant from Norway, arrived in the United States in early 1890. Anders Lian, like many other immigrants, envisioned America as a land of prosperity and hoped that living in America would also bring him a degree of success. However, as Anders Lian discovered, the United States in the 1890s brought struggle along with success. The letters of Anders Lian, preserved for over a century by his relatives in Norway, present a tale of struggle, survival, and hope for a new life in America. Through his letters a detailed account of life in a Midwestern city in the 1890s emerges, along with an understanding of the United States during the 1890s.
Eau Claire (Wis.)--Social conditions--19th century.
Immigrants' writings, American.