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Swedish American Women and Women’s Issues

This guide is for anyone looking to conduct research on Swedish American women and women’s issues using Swenson Center resources.

Welcome!

This guide is for anyone looking to conduct research on Swedish American women and women’s issues 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. 

Swedish American Women and Women’s Issues

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, sex* will bring up sexuality, sexual politics, sex customs, etc.

  • Swedish American women
  • Social conditions
  • Women immigrants
  • Gender
  • Sex*
  • Women employment
  • Women status
  • Women Swed*

 

Possible research questions:

  • What were gender roles and social expectations for early Swedish American women immigrants?
  • What were some specific challenges facing Swedish American women in a given era?
  • What are some of the societal contributions made by Swedish American immigrant women?
  • How did the social status of women in Swedish America compare to that of their contemporaries in Sweden in a given era?
  • What types of employment or education were available to Swedish American women in a given era?