Journal Entry of a Subordinate Group Member

Journal Entry of a Subordinate Group Member - 29 May 2008...

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29 May 2008 My name is Agathe Metris II. I am a 35-year-old Norwegian American currently residing with my family in Minneapolis Minnesota. Wanting to know more about my background, and how I got to where I am today, I did some research. I found that Norwegian Americans date back almost two centuries ago. I was also able to trace my ancestors back until the time they landed in the United States. Almost 183 years ago this summer, my ancestors left their home country of Norway on a 14 week voyage to the United States. On October 9, 1825, 53 Norwegian immigrants landed in New York for the first time, and we have been here ever since. During the following 35 years from the first landing, “nearly 80,000 Norwegians had entered the United States” in search of a new life. (Lovoll O. 2006) As the years went by, more and more Norwegian immigrants settled into the United States as their new home. The bulk of the emigration from Norway was between 1865 and 1930. Between these years, some 780,000 Norwegians made their way across the sea settling into this country. (Lovoll O. 2006) In the winter of 1894, my great-grandparents, Mathis and Dora Lawson entered this great nation at the young age of 20 in hopes of finding employment and a better life to raise a family. My great-grandfather was a handyman and a farmer by trade. My great-
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2012 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Abbasi during the Spring '11 term at American Jewish University.

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