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Robert C. Ostergren is Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin/n-/Madison. He has lived, studied, and traveled extensively in Europe, and is the author of many publications about European and North American cultural and historical geography, including the prize-winning book [i]A Community Transplanted: The Transatlantic Experience of a Swedish Immigrant Settlement in the Upper Middle West, 1835/n-/1915[/i]. In 1998 his university honored him with the Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Teaching.

John G. Rice is Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Educated in the United States and Sweden, Professor Rice has invested a long and distinguished career in the study of European population and culture and has traveled widely in the region over a period of almost 50 years. Of particular interest to him have been questions in the fields of ethnic studies and historical demography. His writings have focused on 19th-century Swedish population movements, especially those to North America.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Europe Economic conditions, Europe Social conditions, Geography Europe