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Some years ago when I was doing research on Midwest progressive movements, someone loaned me a very obscure book written here in Minnesota by a Hauge preacher's wife in the late 1880s.  She was quite the economic radical--especially for USA.  And most surprisingly for someone associated with a religious group that is SO pietistic.

St. Olaf college is four blocks from the house so I know it well.  And since at least 1/3 of the Norwegian immigrants who settled around here were Hauges, I am not surprised at their interest.  But it is a pretty conservative place so I imagine they will be shocked when they discover Hauge economics.

Ah yes, the Norskies--much more complex than they first appear!


"Remember the I35W bridge--who needs terrorists when there are Republicans"

by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Fri Mar 16th, 2007 at 01:49:31 PM EST
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