New Icelanders: A North American Community

Paperback | January 16, 1994

EditorDavid Arnason

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Part history, part journey into memory and myth, The New Icelanders is a ­collage of photos and remembrances exploring a singular segment of the North American Icelandic ­community-a people who, in 1875, left their island of glaciers and volcanoes to settle the farms, cities and towns of the Canadian and American midwest, establishing the Republic of New Iceland on the shores of Lake Winnipeg.

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The New Icelanders is a collage of archival photos, remembrances, history and myth exploring a segment of the North American Icelandic community. Editors David and Vincent Arnason have assembled a definitive reference that documents a people who left their island of glaciers and volcanoes in 1875 to settle the farms and towns of the Ca...

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Part history, part journey into memory and myth, The New Icelanders is a ­collage of photos and remembrances exploring a singular segment of the North American Icelandic ­community-a people who, in 1875, left their island of glaciers and volcanoes to settle the farms, cities and towns of the Canadian and American midwest, establishing ...

David Arnason is the head of the English Department at the University of Manitoba and the acting head of the university's Icelandic Studies Department.He has written and edited dozens of books-poetry, short stories, drama, criticism, non-fiction, and novels.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:103 pages, 8.5 × 11 × 0.3 inPublished:January 16, 1994Publisher:Turnstone Press

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ISBN - 10:0888011865

ISBN - 13:9780888011862

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The New Icelanders is a collage of archival photos, remembrances, history and myth exploring a segment of the North American Icelandic community. Editors David and Vincent Arnason have assembled a definitive reference that documents a people who left their island of glaciers and volcanoes in 1875 to settle the farms and towns of the Canadian prairies and American Midwest.