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By Jennifer Eastman Attebery

Before the flip of the 20th century, many Swedish males emigrated to the yank Rockies as itinerant employees, drawn by way of the region’s constructing industries. unmarried Swedish ladies ventured west, too, and full households migrated, settling into farm groups. via 1920, one-fifth of all Swedish immigrants have been residing within the West.

 

In Up within the Rocky Mountains, Jennifer Eastman Attebery deals a brand new point of view on Swedish immigrants’ stories in Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico from 1880 to 1917 via analyzing their letters domestic. contemplating greater than 300 letters, Attebery analyzes their storytelling, repetitive language, conventional phraseology, and metaphoric pictures. spotting the letters’ energy as a people shape, Attebery sees in them the writers’ relationships again in Sweden in addition to their encounters with non secular and hard work events, regionalism, and nationalism of their new country.

 

By defining own letters as a vernacular style, Attebery offers a version for discerning immigrants’ shared tradition in correspondence collections. by means of learning their phrases, she brings to existence small Swedish groups through the Rocky Mountain region.

 

Jennifer Eastman Attebery is professor of English and director of yank stories at Idaho kingdom University.

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