Course Detail: VIKI - Vikings in the Attic: In Search of Nordic America

What does it actually mean to grow up Scandinavian-American or to live with the Norwegians, Swedes, Finns, Danes and Icelanders among us? Minnesota author Eric Dregni explores unique quirks from a suspicion of flashy clothing to shots of turpentine for the common cold and a deep love of rhubarb pie, as well as noble stories of poor immigrants living in sod houses while their children attend college, the birth of the co-op movement and the Farmer-Labor party, and government agents spying on Scandinavian meetings hoping to nab a socialist or antiwar activist. Come away with a better understanding of your family, friends, neighbors and maybe even yourself!

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