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Name:  H. Arnold Barton  

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Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1929 in Los Angeles, California


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Illinois Connection

Barton works at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

Biographical and Professional Information

H. Arnold Barton received his B.A. degree at Pomona College and his doctorate at Princeton University. Barton taught history at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (1960 to 1963) and at the University of California, Santa Barbara (1963 to 1970). He taught at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, where he became professor in 1975 and from where he retired in 1996 as professor emeritus of history.He is the author of ''Northern Arcadia: Foreign Travelers in Scandinavia, 1765–1815''; ''A Folk Divided: Homeland Swedes and Swedish Americans, 1840–1940''; and The ''Search for Ancestors: A Swedish-American Family Saga'', a story about his own descent from Swedish emigrants. Barton also edited ''Letters from the Promised Land'', an anthology from 1979 with Swedish emigrants' letters. Barton served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Swedish-American Historic Society and is editor emeritus of the ''Swedish-American Historical Quarterly''.He holds an honorary doctorate from Uppsala University and was named Swedish American of the Year in 1988 by the Royal Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Vasa Order of America. In 2000, His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden bestowed on Barton the insignia of Commander of the Royal Order of the Polar Star.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

A folk divided :
ISBN: 0809319446. OCLC Number: 44959093

Southern Illinois University Press,. .

"In this unique longitudinal study of how a divided people relate to one another, H. Arnold Barton outlines dilemmas created by the great migration of Swedes to the United States from 1840 through 1940 and the complex love-hate relationship that resulted between those who stayed and those who left. During that hundred-year period, one Swede out of five voluntarily immigrated to the United States, and four-fifths of those immigrants remained in their new country. This study seeks to explore the far-reaching implications of this mass migration for both Swedes and Swedish Americans."--Jacket.

A folk divided :
ISBN: 9155433383. OCLC Number: 32627505

Uppsala University ;. .

Clipper ship and covered wagon :
ISBN: 0405116667. OCLC Number: 4956718

Arno Press,. .

Count Hans Axel von Fersen :
ISBN: 080575363X. OCLC Number: 1085726

Twayne Publishers,. .

Essays on Scandinavian history /
ISBN: 0809328860. OCLC Number: 435767594

Southern Illinois University Press,. .

Northern Arcadia :
ISBN: 080932203X. OCLC Number: 44959056

Southern Illinois University Press,. .

Scandinavia in the Revolutionary era, 1760-1815
ISBN: 0816613923. OCLC Number: 11467947

University Of Minnesota Press,. .

Sweden and visions of Norway :
ISBN: 0809324415. OCLC Number: 52808128

Southern Illinois University Press,. .

The search for ancestors :
ISBN: 0809308932. OCLC Number: 4056527

Southern Illinois University Press,. .

Sven Svensson (1817-1908) married Sara Marie Öhrn, and they emigrated from Sweden to land near West Dayton (now Dayton), Iowa in 1867. Descendants lived in Iowa, Illinois and elsewhere. Includes Swedish ancestry in the province of Småland, which contains the counties of Jönköping, Kronoberg and Kalmar.