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Ole Rynning

(1809—1838)


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(1809–38),

leader of Norwegain colonists, came to Illinois (1837), where before his untimely dealth he wrote the book pulished in Norway (1838) and later translated as A true Account of Amrica for the Information and Help of Peasant and Commoner. This work, comprehensively surveyng American climate, soil, government, language, religious toleration, and opportunities for immigration, was known among Noarwgain peasants a s the “America Book,” and was instrumental in encouraging the great Norwegian migration.

Subjects: Literature.


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