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Agriculture and Farm Life in Sweden and Swedish America

This guide is for anyone looking to conduct research on Swedish and Swedish American agricultural practices using Swenson Center resources.

Welcome!

This guide is for anyone looking to conduct research on Swedish and Swedish American agricultural practices using Swenson Center resources.

The Swenson Center is located at Augustana College and is a national and international research center for the study of Swedish-American history and relations. 

Agriculture and Farm Life

Keywords / Search terms:

Here are some search terms to try in the library catalog or other search areas. Using the asterisk (*) is a wildcard option, that will return variations on a search term. For example,

Farm* will bring up results for farmers, farmland, farmstead, etc.

  • Farm*
  • Agriculture
  • Peasantry Sweden
  • Farm life
  • Fäbod*

Possible research questions:

  • What were some of the challenges faced by Swedish immigrant farmers when they arrived in the United States?
  • How did farm life in Sweden compare to farm life in the United States?
  • How did Swedish Americans contribute to the agricultural life of the United States (especially the Midwest)?