assimilation, Danish immigrants, integration, accomodation


For those who have waited a long time for this article about integration among Danish-American immigrants I can only say that I am sorry. Lack of time has kept me away from my Danish-English dictionary and thus prevented me from writing a more public friendly version of my Masters Thesis. Knowing how difficult it would be to convert more than a hundred pages into a few readable lines-I guess-is the real reason why I have not undertaken this task before now. Another reason is simply that I each time I began thinking about doing something I was being overwhelmed by a strong desire to return to the Danish Immigrant Archive at Dana College-the place where I did most of my research-and to the fantastic crowd of volunteers that work there. Distance can truely be a curse when it prevents one from visiting friends and places of great personal value.