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A Danish Carpenter in America: 1908-1920 - The Memoirs of Nels Nelsen By Lenise Cook & Nels Nelsen
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In 1908, Nels Nelsen earned his journeyman carpenter’s certificate in central Denmark. For four years he traveled throughout Denmark by bicycle and train, working and writing of his adventures... More > and observations of life in Denmark. Then he embarked on an even bigger adventure, crossing the Atlantic to begin a new life in America. In America he encountered new customs and places, but continued traveling as he worked, describing his time in the Midwest, as well as a winter spent in Florida. This story, in his own words, covers those years in Denmark and his first years in America as he joined the Union, learned English, found a wife, and started a family, becoming an American citizen and never returning to his homeland. His insights and descriptions, as well as the additional material discussing the places he visited and the events he witnessed, paint a vivid picture of early 20th century life both in the U.S. and in Denmark and tell the story of the immigrant experience through the eyes of someone who lived it.< Less
A Danish Carpenter in America: 1908-1920 - The Memoirs of Nels Nelsen By Lenise Cook & Nels Nelsen
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In 1908, Nels Nelsen earned his journeyman carpenter’s certificate in central Denmark. For four years he traveled throughout Denmark by bicycle and train, working and writing of his adventures... More > and observations of life in Denmark. Then he embarked on an even bigger adventure, crossing the Atlantic to begin a new life in America. In America he encountered new customs and places, but continued traveling as he worked, describing his time in the Midwest, as well as a winter spent in Florida. This story, in his own words, covers those years in Denmark and his first years in America as he joined the Union, learned English, found a wife, and started a family, becoming an American citizen and never returning to his homeland. His insights and descriptions, as well as the additional material discussing the places he visited and the events he witnessed, paint a vivid picture of early 20th century life both in the U.S. and in Denmark and tell the story of the immigrant experience through the eyes of someone who lived it.< Less