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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
The Swedes in Wisconsin, Frederick Hale concludes, were the ''invisible immigrants' of nineteenth and early twentieth-century America," never accounting for more than two percent of the Wisconsin state population. Hale avoids promoting the Swedes and, instead, realistically presents them as a minor part of a major European immigration. Hale's realism means his primary focus is on the fluctuation and integration which characterized the Wisconsin Swedish presence.
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